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Post by BLACKWOLF on Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:15 pm

I'm experiencing very bad buffering problems with the likes of Windows Media Player, You Tube, IMDB, etc. Also very slow internet connections. l'm no computer wizard but l've tried following help from different sites but l've got nowhere. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bad Buffering

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:08 pm

Hello,

Slow buffering speeds may be caused by a slow internet speed. Go to http://speedtest.net and check your Internet speed. Also, what browser are you using?


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Post by BLACKWOLF on Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:23 am

Download - 0.99mbps, Upload - 0.37mbps, Ping - 49ms. Internet Explorer. Thanks.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:45 am

Hello,

You could use 'Open DNS'. They allow you to go through their DNS servers and many have reported a noticeable increase in speed.
They have configuration pages for your OS or hardware router.

http://www.opendns.com/

Secondly, If you’re on Windows, install 'FastCache'.

AnalogX FastCache is a caching DNS server that runs on your local machine and handles any DNS request that your computer makes, from Internet Explorer to your favorite FTP client. Once a query is made, FastCache will override the normal timeout for the item with one that you specify, so instead of saving a query for a couple of seconds, it can save it for a couple of days. Now every time you ask for it again while it's in the cache, it gives it to you instantly.

http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/network/fc.htm


You could also tweak your internet speed if you are using firefox by doing the following:

in the address bar type in about:config >> in the filter bar type in pipe under network.http.pipelining >> right click toogle >> under network.http.pipelining.maxrequests >> right click >> Modify and change the value to 30.

This makes firefox use 30 connections instead of just 4. making your surfing speed slightly faster.


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Post by BLACKWOLF on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:42 pm

Many thanks for your kind help and suggestions, but in fact they only messed my PC up more. Auf Wiedersehn.

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