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Standard User kr236rk
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 01:22:00
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AOL SLOW STREAMING?


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Hi,

Am having severe trouble with YouTube watching - slow, jittery videos.

At first I thought it was Flash 11 but I also found this:

aol video

Am with AOL. What I am experiencing is what I would imagine might happen if my broadband was narrowed down to little more than dial up capacity.

Early days and I don't understand a lot of what is out there - but I found a speed test on YouTube. The page compared my ISP to the average for my area (I don't know what criteria they use), the average was over 8 whilst my ISP came in at 4.83 for speed. That looks a bit bleak does it not?

There was a test video giving HTTP speed but this changed on the nano second and there was no average kbps streaming information so pretty useless for a lay person like me trying to work out what in goodness sake has gone wrong with my online videos. The kbps sequence went something like 0 (that's zero streaming, freeze), 263, 116, 504, 44, 0, 547, 11, 0, 8, 1175, 145, 200 ... The fact that the streaming can hit 1175 then fall away to 11 then zero makes me wonder.

Comments please!

Many thanks.
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 18-Mar-13 01:43:00
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Please do this test also http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/diagnostics and report the results...
Standard User kr236rk
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 02:38:27
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In reply to a post by 4M2:
Please do this test also http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/diagnostics and report the results...


Thanks - am no expert but it looks ominous?

Overall speed: 177 kbps

TV-HD: 3500
TV(1): 1500
TV(2): 800
TV(3): 500
Radio: 128

Status: Radio was the only status to recelve a tick, all the others were "n/a"

What do you think please?


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Standard User kr236rk
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 02:51:31
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Update:

There was another block of figures as follows:

Speed Test

Download Speed: 274 kbps

Streaming Speed 1: 233 kbps
Streaming Speed 2: 95 kbps
Streaming Speed 3: 203 kbps.

How does this look please?

Thanks.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Mar-13 07:44:23
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Not good.

What modem do you have? Do you know how to log into it?

If yes there will be some connection statistics that will tell you about the connection

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 18-Mar-13 10:56:11
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In reply to a post by kr236rk:
Speed Test

Download Speed: 274 kbps

Streaming Speed 1: 233 kbps
Streaming Speed 2: 95 kbps
Streaming Speed 3: 203 kbps.


Unfortunately you're not going to do much with that other than play MP3 audio - as Mr Saffron says: we need to see your modem/router stats in order to check your line speeds etc.
Standard User kr236rk
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 14:19:34
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Thanks. This is what I feared.

I have a Wireless ADSL Firewire Router - think I can access it ok - where will I find the stats please?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Mar-13 14:42:15
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Wireless ADSL Firewire router means nothing to me and I thought I had heard of all the major brands.

Did you mean a Wireless ADSL Firewall router, in which case that is not specific enough, as different routers hide the statistics in different places. Turn the router over and there should be manufacturer name/model number on the label somewhere.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 18-Mar-13 14:42:53
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This may help http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/frogstats.php

"Firewire" - is it connected to the computer over IEEE 1394 (a.k.a firewire) ?
Standard User kr236rk
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 16:56:07
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Netgear Wireless ADSL Firewire Router DG834G

Netgear Router pdf

Please help - even mp3 is stuttering now with the strangulated streaming blush

Thanks.
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