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    Extremely slow streaming and Downloading.

    This is a discussion on Extremely slow streaming and Downloading. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; For a few months now my downloading and streaming has been appauling. I cannot even stream the crudest of Youtube ...

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      Unhappy Extremely slow streaming and Downloading.

      For a few months now my downloading and streaming has been appauling. I cannot even stream the crudest of Youtube videos, even 15 second videos require me to 'pause' while the video actually streams.

      Downloading is, painful! Im on 'Up to 8MB' and downloading some files often download at a rate of anything between 28Kb's to 120kb's. HOWEVER, i noticed something very strange a few weeks ago. By using a 3rd party download manager, 'FDM' (Free Download Manager) to be precise, i can sometimes, somehow, get speeds of up to 590KB's, steady, with no fluctuations! Whereas without, the thing is all over the place!

      Browsing is okay, a little sluggish but otherwise not a problem at all.

      Anyone got any ideas?

      Thanks a lot.


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      Re: Extremely slow streaming and Downloading.

      If on wireless, try ethernet connection instead. Change channels (especially if you detect neighbouring wifi). Relocate cordless phone base, video sender away from router or computer.

      Also try adjusting the MTU setting in the router -- or download TCPOptimizer (from usual shareware sites) and see what it recommends.

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      Re: Extremely slow streaming and Downloading.

      firstly - change profile if you're not on Base...

      secondly - stats, stats and more stats
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      Useful Sticky: - How To Obtain Your Router Stats, BT Speed Test, Check For Test Socket

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      Re: Extremely slow streaming and Downloading.

      @D_TOX

      Have you resolved the noise issues on your line? The last stats you posted indicate that you had a big problem -
      Total time = 2 min 26 sec
      SF = 6997
      CRC = 479
      LOS = 930
      LOF = 0
      ES = 55

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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