Streaming not so much

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  1. BigCabDaddy

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    So one thing highly touted about the iPad 2 and iPads in general is watching streamed content, but so far it just isn't downloading fast enough. It constantly stops because it runs out of buffer. I've tried sites big and small and I don't think the problem is on the other end. Earlier tonight I rand my first SpeedTest and came back with a rating of 541Kbps. I just now looked up how to close unnecessary apps and that bumped it up to 897Kbps. Are these too slow? My PC laptop and even netbook stream adequately. Any suggestions?
     
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    There have been many threads about this through the last year.

    The answer is almost always to update to a newer router.


    Yes, I understand your other devices are handling this fine on your current router.
    But getting a newer router almost always fixes the problem as you describe it.

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    Well, if other devices are working flawlessly why would he need to update to a new router? Wouldn't that mean that it is the iPad that's in question and not the router? Kind of silly to get a new router if everything except just the iPad is working.
     
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    There you go! Thought maybe I'd forgotten my crazy pills again today. Doesn't speak well of the iPad if it requires specialized hardware. I'm already smarting a little over the specialized printer support.
     
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    I haven't had any problem with streaming, to check if it's your iPad or your connection/router provide a link to something that gives you that problem and we can try it, if it's fine for others then it's not your iPad, if it's not fine for others then you may be right?

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    It's not any specific link. Even the bog boy, mainstream stuff like Netflix and YouTube bog down. I think it has to be in how my router and iPad interact somehow but I reject the carte Blanche notion of simply getting a new router. My router isn't that old nor is it some off brand... Its a fairly expensive Netgear model. If the specific model might be the issue, I can certainly look look that up. I guess maybe one test I can do is to try streaming over several public hotspots to see if I have the issue there as well. That would help determine if it's an iPad issue specifically.
     
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    That sounds like a sensible way forwards, something is clearly wrong and you need to try to rule out what it is. I'd be interested to hear your results.

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    Well Starbucks is faster... Not blazing but around 2x faster at around 1.2Mbps. Read a couple places that my Netgear being an N router might be the issue so is there a way to force a G connection to test that? I'm rapidly losing that "It just works." Mac feeling. /lol
     
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    Alas, it may come to that though I might just try reinstalling my older, non n router first to try that. Should it come to replacing as the solution, that is a pretty crappy solution. N routers and the Netgear brand are not exactly off brand, esoteric components.
     
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    I know sweet FA about these things so I could be talking rubbish but is it worth checking online to see if there have been any firmware updates for you router........what am I talking about......what do I know?

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