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Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

New Member

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Liz, much better. Occasionally still issues viewing video even though the speeds are good. Don't understand that one. Below are the tests:


Freshman

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Nice numbers!
Moderator
Moderator

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Awesome, thanks for the update, Summerskies!

-Liz
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New Member

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Liz, the numbers are better but still have difficulty with youtube videos buffering some. Still trying to figure that out.


Associate Professor

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Youtube has been... buffering a decent bit for me lately as well, even though speeds are good... I suspect it's due to the high usage of youtube...  They have peak times just like internet providers do, and I notice a lot of my buffering occurs when Youtube is being hammered by millions of other users online.
New Member

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Very true, servers will get overloaded just like anything else.  It is like that TV Commercial where a whole room full of people are trying to fit through a small door.
New Member

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Liz, the numbers look great, but I'm doubtful of them as I still cannot watch YouTube without buffering and having to wait for the videos to load. Also, pages like the Yahoo website with ads and side bar stores have to be refreshed sometimes in order to get the entire page to load. I don't think we're there yet.


Moderator
Moderator

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Hi Summerskies,

Those speeds look amazing!

Some tips regarding using YouTube and browsing other sites:

-Try setting your YouTube playback quality to SD: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87

-Get an ad/flash blocking extension for your browser to prevent extraneous objects (ad banners, etc) from loading and taking up more time in getting to the actual content you want. https://adblockplus.org/ and https://getadblock.com/ are popular ad blocking extensions.

-Other sites with tips on YouTube buffering (we have not tested any of these, proceed with caution):
--http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tired-of-buffering-3-ways-to-speed-up-youtube/
--https://technicallyeasy.net/2014/08/8-tips-get-rid-of-video-buffering/
--http://www.wikihow.com/Make-YouTube-Stop-Buffering

Hopefully others can chime in with their own advice and tried and true tips.

-Liz
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New Member

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Liz I have tried these steps, installed the adbock and still to no avail. Buffering on low quality. My speeds show good, but in real world use, no such luck. Something is still not right with the Gen4 service I have. It hasn't been right since November of last year when suddenly something changed. I used to be able to stream a video without all the buffering. Now even at the lowest, fuzzy quality, it happens. Not all the time, but a lot of the time.
Assistant Professor

Re: Weird slow speeds: Summerskies again

Have you checked connected directly to the modem? I can stream low definition with no buffering even when speed is below 1 Mbps.

What OS ? I have 8.1 Pro. I do have Shark007 codecs installed. No idea if that makes a difference.