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Very slow internet connection while watching netflix ready device movies

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Pam3009, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Pam3009

    Pam3009 Guest

    What causes my internet to go from 1.5 mbps to around 250 kbps when watching movies streamed from netflix? I've tried everything to speed up the connection. I don't know what else to do. Is it because we have 2 PCs and a wireless hooked up to one modem? Also, is the Westell 6100 modem the latest model my Westell
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  3. ZoSoIV

    ZoSoIV Regular member

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    you have cable?

    call you provider and asked about the speeds
  4. Pam3009

    Pam3009 Guest

    Thanks, ZoSo, but no, I have DishTV.
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    when you are geting movies streamed from netflix,it will use a lot of bandwith so you will have a slow conection, the only thing you can do if you want to surf the net, get a faster conection, that will handel the extra load!
  6. Pam3009

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    Thanks, RD, that's what I found out after spending hours on the phone with Verizon then Netflix. Apparently, you need at least 2.5 mbps to get a good connection. I told them that was a nasty way to do busy-not putting that on their website. I'm sending their box back to them and getting my $100 refunded!
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    yeah you will need a good cable connection for thoses speeds

    just rent them Pamela

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