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IPTV Buffering problems
If you're IPTV box is continually buffering, here's a solution:
If you have only one computer, this won't work.
If you have more than one computer, get a switch and connect it to your broadband router. Connect all of your computers to the switch. In this way, your computers will get a lower priority than the IPTV box(es).
Here's my setup: two IPTV boxes and four computers. My boxes were buffering all the time! I finally realized that if I would connect a switch to my router, and then connect all the computers to the switch, each IPTV box would get 1/3 of the bandwidth, and all the computers together would get 1/3 of the bandwidth.
Another thing I did is I went to the QoS section of my router, and I gave HIGH priority to the ports where the IPTV boxes were connected.
Since doing this, I've had little or no buffering problems.
If you have wireless, then you could probably get a wireless switch for your computers, and use the wireless router for your IPTV boxes. Connect the switch to the router (either wired or wirelessly), and you should achieve the same result I did.
06-07-2008 05:53 PM