1. Custom built computer AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.20 GHz, 2.00GB Ram, Window XP Service Pack 3
2. Dell XPS 410, Intel Core2 CPU 6700, 2.66 GHz, 2.00GB Ram, Windows Vista Home Premium
3. Acer laptop, Intel T2300 1.67GHz, 1.00GB Ram, Windows XP SP3
Computers 1 & 2 are hard wired to the router, computer 3 is connected via WiFi.
When I go to ModelRailroader.com and try to play the flash videos, the only computer that plays them smoothly is #3 which is connected via WiFi. The other 2 hard-wired computers will play the videos for a few seconds (between 5 and 30), then just sit there for up to 5 minutes, and then play a few more seconds of the videos.
If I hard wire #3 to the router, it will also exhibit the same behavior of large pauses in video playback.
I have used WireShark to gather some network data. There's a ton of stuff, and I really don't understand any of it, but it appears that the hard-wired connections have a lot of fast re-transmits.
Does anyone know what the next step is for me to speed up my wired connections? Remember that I don't really know much about networking, so use as much plain language as possible in your replies.
Edited by Pavlo, 31 December 2008 - 01:31 PM.