I would like to add something about latency and streaming. I watch a lot of streaming video on Hulu and other video related sites. Typically in a lot of households they may have a wireless router. Even though I used a wired connection, I noticed I was getting some dropped connections do to a poor or malfunctioning wireless router. You would think the wireless and the wired parts of the router would function separately, but when the wireless portion of the router had issues it also affected the connections on the 4 port switch.
I was using a router from AT&T and when they upgraded my DSL to what they call a Universe DSL Internet connection they did increase the speed along with delivering a new wireless router. Since then we have not had trouble with the wireless or the wired access through the router. I think it was just faulty equipment.
Often Myself, My wife and my Daughter are all doing things like watching streaming video X2 and skype chat X 1.
I dont think streaming takes as much bandwidth as you think. If you do a speed test, is that test smart enough to tell you where the problem is? In many locations there is network congestion due to high usage in an overpopulated area. Some networks just dont have enough bandwidth so they slow everyone down. This includes cable TV Networks and backbones, and Phone Networks.
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Last edited by piasabird; 02-07-2013 at 12:30 PM.