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Video buffering Is there a solution to the problem? I have had the computer connected to DSL and high speed cable and both encounter the same problem. We've never used dial up. I'm not really looking for an explaination of why it occurs, I'm looking more for of a way to stop it from occuring.

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There are several reasons of intermittent stream, Since you mention you have faster speed of connection, I will suggest you to use different browsers, such as Firefox and opera, There are different programs also available which can help you to record the streams and replay them seamlessly. You may use Real Player 11 for stream recording.

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If you are connecting wireless to your modem/router, check the signal strength. Try to position your computer to get the best strength possible. To help boost signal, you can get hi-gain antennae for your modem/router. These will help boost the strength of the wireless signal as well as extend range.

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