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Wow, my download speed is now half as fast since posting this thread.
post #12 of 31
Something's wrong if you have to let 480p videos on Youtube buffer with over 7Mb/s down I have less and can do 720p or 1080p fine (although when other PCs/consoles/TVs are going, it might need a few seconds at worst).

Cable speed is pretty variable depending on how busy the area is. It might be that. You are getting 75% of your rated speed and I'd doubt they'd throttle it only that much? Call them up and ask them.
post #13 of 31
Did you reset your modem and router if you have one?

Comcast doesn't throttle but they do have a bandwidth cap, so as long as you haven't hit that yet you should be ok.
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I just reset it yesterday but I can reset it now if you think that will fix the problem.
post #15 of 31
No, try doing a direct connection then to see if it's still under what you pay for. Typically a normal comcast connection will be at or more than what you are promised. Except for wireless.
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Youtube has always been terrible regarding their bandwidth speeds. Some servers get so choked up on some days that you can't even buffer the low res videos fast enough.

Try streaming other websites like Hulu. My money is on a Youtube related fail.
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Speedtest using direct connection, going to go test youtube buffering now.

edit: still can't buffer a 720p video.
Edited by the.FBI - 5/16/11 at 4:37pm
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Edit: Seems like it's your router.
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My comcast speedtest results are in my sig.I get more than the the 12mbps package im paying for.At one time a few months ago my internet was off and on and slow.It lasted several weeks this way and was frustrating.I ended up replacing the modem(was 5 years old) and rearranging some of their wiring/signal booster setup.I started getting my expected speeds then.
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Speedtest using direct connection, going to go test youtube buffering now.

Looks like you found your problem. tongue.gif

Everything up to a direct connection is fine, so now you have to see if you can get the router working right or not.
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