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when moving from DSL to cable, is there a stuttering in buffering?

the PC and smartphone were connecting to DSL (single digit MBps)

how they connect to cable ISP which is 10 times faster.. but interestingly, there is a long buffering that is happening in the beginning after everytime the connection is made.. but after few minutes all becomes smooth browsing experience.

is there a setting change that needs warranted when you throw a device which was working on low speed wifi to hi(gher)-speed?

could you share your personal experience in such a switch and what to expect or what else?

thanks so much!
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Andy MInternal Systems ManagerCommented:
Are you still using the same wifi hardware on the cabled connection as you did on the dsl? If so then upgrading the internet line doesn't actually change the speed of the wifi itself. (Depends if you are using B, G, or N for the Wifi. I think (from memory) B supports upto 11mbps, G supports upto 54mbps and N supports 150/300mbps)

That said any videos will always buffer slightly depending on connection speed/stability to ensure a smooth playback. On wifi there is always more chance of the odd data packet drop here and there so it may buffer slightly more to compensate.

Also, just because you have a faster connection at your side the upload from the video site will still be the same, if it's not fantastic it will still try to buffer the same amount regardless of how fast your line is.
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25112Author Commented:
The modem is upgraded with the Cable connection (compared to the older DSL one that is not used anymore). the prev supports max 7Mbps.. new 45+

is there a tool or website that could calculate how much data packet drop happens during a specific time of being online? (that may be one way to make sure the devices are working seamlessly with the new wifi connection?)
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Andy MInternal Systems ManagerCommented:
Easiest way to check wifi connection drops is to use the command prompt and do a ping to your router's IP address.

I.e if your router is on 192.168.0.1 then in command prompt run "ping 192.168.0.1 -t" - this will run a continuous ping and report any packet drops as timed out or destination unreachable.

If that's fine you can also do the same to the website you are accessing (i.e "ping www.youtube.com" -t") though note that some website providers do not allow pings to their systems, and embedded videos on sites are not always hosted from the same server/location as the website itself.
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25112Author Commented:
Andy,thx for ping option
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