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Streaming problems Hi I am experiencing very slow interupted streaming while viewing internet videos and movies. I am sing windows vista, aol broadband with a netgear wireless router. I have real player one set as my default media player. I have tested my internet speed and it is 16.5kbps. Can you suggest what steps I could take to resolve this issue, thanks.

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    Same exact problem - tested - it has nothing to do with bandwidth. Problem description : toshiba A300-1ND Vista Home Premium

    Randomly , about 1/2 of the time it starts working very slow making
    video streaming not possible
    ( only streaming works slow , everything else works OK )

    It started work normal after
    1. moving to wireline - only helped once , didn't help second time
    2. reboot - helped once but didn't try second time

    At the very same time from very same sites , videos was streaming
    normally on other computers , including another Toshiba Satellite (
    different model ) - so it has nothing to do with my bandwidth ( 3Mbit/s )


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You could start in figuring out what is eating the bandwidth by using a packet sniffer or a protocol analyzer its kind a complicated for first time users but its necessary to figure out whats going on on your network.

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