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Wireless 802.11N: higher speed overall, slower video

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I recently replaced my 802.11a access point and laptop adapter with 802.11n stuff:

Trendnet access point, TEW630-APB
Linksys laptop adapter card, WPC600N

Almost all is well:  connection speeds that used to top out at 54Mbps with 802.11a are now ranging from 100-280Mbps (my general web surfing seems to bear this out) and I'm not losing the connection like I frequently did.  So mostly I was a happy customer, until I tried viewing a video on youtube, which should have come in faster than before.  On the contrary, while I could watch youtube videos with my old setup, they are now unwatchably slow:  a video will play 1-2 seconds, then load for 30 seconds, play 1-2 seconds, load 30 seconds, and will keep going this way indefinitely.  

I shouldn't be getting any interference from my wireless phones; they're 5.8GHz and my access point is using 2.4GHz.  Also, I didn't see any relevant settings for this problem on either the access point or the adapter, though I may have missed something ...

Any suggestions are most welcome!
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Try disable firewall, filters, security features see if any improvement?
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Bought a 2nd identical access point; it works fine.  Have returned one that does not function properly.  Sorry to have posted what turned out to be a "trick question"!

Punky, thank you for your suggestions!
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