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#1 judyjht

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:04 AM

Whenever I click on a YouTube video or a video I see in Yahoo - it plays for 5 seconds and then stops and waits then it plays again - really annoying. I try to watch a TV show on Hulu and it does the same thing. What can I do about this. I have put it on pause for 30 seconds so it can catch up but that does not help either. I have XP Professional and everything else is running perfectly. Any thoughts??

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:32 AM

What speed is your internet, and what time of day are you doing this?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:15 AM

I have DSL and it does not matter when I try it - it always does it. Actually, now that I think about it it only happens on the laptop (wireless) not the desktop. hummm...now what?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:41 AM

I would attribute this to a network issue in which your wireless is not giving you the speed required to view movies, or your signal isn't that strong to the wireless router. Have you tried it being close to the access point?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

No, not yet. I will try that and post back. Thanks

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:50 AM

Wow - I think you are correct. It seems to work fine when I am in the same room as the router. Is there anything I can do when I am not in the room? If not - you can close this subject - thanks for the reply!!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:52 AM

Try not using the lap top near any cordless phones, cell phones, microwaves, tv's, high power sources, and other wireless devices. as these may cause interference with the wireless signal.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:56 AM

OK - will do! Thanks for the help. I usually am right near the cordless phone, for sure.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:03 AM

You are welcome, and happy wifing.




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