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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 101378 30-Apr-2012 20:39 Send private message

kapiti cable here finding watching youtube impossible these last few days....anyone else?

and yes I do have correct DNS.

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  Reply # 617643 30-Apr-2012 20:58 Send private message

Yes same here.  Using Clear DNS servers.

Once they start playing all ok, but can take up to two minutes before they start :(

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 617645 30-Apr-2012 21:00 Send private message

Same here. I tried using different DNS servers and YouTube performance dramatically increased. But unless you have the correct TCL DNS servers, Akamai and other content delivery networks don't work.

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Reply # 617663 30-Apr-2012 21:27 Send private message

Same here except I'm on ADSL in Tauranga.

Normally I get a speedtest of 10 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up. In reality downloading (if it's good), I get around 1.5 Mbps.

For the last few days it's been awful. Barely 200 Kbps max. Lots of pages won't load without multiple refreshing.

DNS Settings are correct and I checked all my equipment.

Weird thing is, that everything seems to come right around 10:30pm. After that it's all full speed again.

Very frustrating. I've been hopeful that it was just a fault and TC would sort it out, however I'll be ringing tomorrow if it's still this bad.

Youtube is unworkable...

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 617755 1-May-2012 00:30 Send private message

Depending on what you're watching, a lot of youtube seems to be being fed from Sydney right now.  Seems quite odd but then Google don't tell us how they deliver service, one way, any way or no way. :(

traceroute: Warning: has multiple addresses; using
traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  vektor_rtr (  1.676 ms  0.903 ms  0.868 ms
 2  * * *
 3 (  12.176 ms  11.894 ms  12.608 ms
 4 (  20.112 ms  27.669 ms  22.317 ms
 5 (  22.435 ms  21.404 ms  22.129 ms
 6 (  24.109 ms  26.015 ms  23.049 ms
 7 (  52.276 ms  49.721 ms  49.805 ms
 8 (  57.315 ms  56.580 ms  60.003 ms
 9 (  54.621 ms  49.366 ms  70.983 ms
10 (  54.995 ms  56.121 ms  48.262 ms
11 (  45.739 ms  53.399 ms  48.309 ms
12 (  49.057 ms  46.385 ms  47.797 ms
13 (  55.447 ms  46.319 ms  61.731 ms
14 (  54.543 ms  53.796 ms  50.549 ms

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