Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:54 AM
I watch RayWilliamJohnson, Wheezywaiter, Meekakitty, and all those other internet fools.....
Now, I was down in virginia with my mom, and I could watch a whole YouTube video without having to wait for it to buffer.
She has some expensive plan with Comcast (Might be 15 or 20gb, idk) and a Linksys Wireless G Router.
Im pretty sure my mother has the same internet plan as my father.
I can get up to 1.5 Mbps of actual download speeds (I D/L alot of stuff...)
Now, My fathers house, where I live. I can watch a few minutes of a video, and then the download just cuts off, and stops. (The Youtube video download, lets stay clear)
Its like somebody magically right clicked the video and clicked "Stop Download" minus the fact that Im the only person on my computer.
My dad has an old, crappy, Wireless B router. Im pretty sure our internet plan is for over 10, even 15, mbps (I can do a speedtest on the desktop later)
At times I can get as much as 500 or 600 Kbps from the router (Actual download speed. I download alotta crap, remember that part.)
Most the time I only get 100-300 Kbps
Sometimes, which is more than just a day or two, I get even less than 100 kbps......
Now... At my mothers, There were up to 2 people playing CoD online on there Playstations at a time, and up to 4 people on their laptops...All using wireless. and I STILL got darn good speeds. I dont believe I ever went below 400 kbps at my moms house, and usually hit 1mb....
At my dads house, I could be the only one using the internet, and it could suck. That's only when its wireless though. When I have my laptop hardwired into the router, I can get almost 1.5 mb....
Yet, Wireless sucks at my dads. I want to at least be able to get uninterrupted videos, I dont care if I have to wait a few seconds for it to buffer.
Now, considering the what I told you, It cant be my laptop, because I have no problem at my moms house.
Do you have any advice on how to get the fullest of uninterrupted speeds out of this crappy wireless B router?
and if you can tell me, WHY is it being interrupted to where the whole youtube vid just STOPS because it stopped downloading mid video....