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# 125715 17-Jul-2013 08:20
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A few weeks ago I bought a new modem, a Linksys X3500. Connected via wifi to this modem are the following..
Laptop on Win 8
Android tablet on 4.2.2
Android phone on 4.2.2
WD TV Live

Everything seems to work OK except for You tube. On the laptop, the video would not start until I refreshed the browser page but over the last few days even that will not get the video to load, this is happening with Chrome, Firefox and IE.
The two Android devices are both running the ame version of the Youtube app but last night the tablet would not play youtube videos but the phone would. This morning both devices are unable to play a video.
The Wd Live device continued to happily play Youtube videos on the TV!

In frustration this morning I unplugged the modem and reverted to the old TPLink one, bam!, Youtube works on all devices.

I would really like to keep using the Linksys if someone can suggest how to get it to play nice with Youtube.

I am with Snap btw.




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  # 862602 20-Jul-2013 14:50
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Try to connect something on Ethernet cable instead of wireless, see if that solves the problem. If so, you may need to play with the wireless settings, try a different channel (1, 7, or 11), and maybe set RTS to 1024 on the router.




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Try to connect something on Ethernet cable instead of wireless, see if that solves the problem. If so, you may need to play with the wireless settings, try a different channel (1, 7, or 11), and maybe set RTS to 1024 on the router.




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  # 894322 11-Sep-2013 15:47
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Connecting via ethernet has made no difference. Been using the Linksys and putting up with the problems playing Youtube videos but today my VLC informed me of an update but I could not connect to vlc.org to download it. Finally plugged in the old TPLink router and was able to connect to vlc.org instantly and also no problems with Youtube.
Sadly, I will have to consign the Linksys to the back of the cupboard unless anyone can enlighten me, how can a modem block a site like that?

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