Streaming Video Problem

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by science, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    Something weird is going on here...

    At my school here, each residence room has it's own internet connection. Its pretty fast, but it fluctuates in speed. I would say it averages around 500kpbs. When I go to YouTube, it works fine, everything is good. But on sites such as or, the videos will buffer forever, finally get to 100%, play for about a second or two, and then rebuffer and take as long as it did before to only play one more second. The weird thing is, if I connect to the wireless campus network, which is unprotected and you can get from anywhere on the campus, it works fine. I was even able to stream a live hockey game nearly perfectly.

    So whats the matter here? I would like to be able to watch the videos on my own internet connection, because it is faster, and I can't connect to MSN or IRC from the wireless network. Bleh!