youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

For the past month youtube would buffer only at night(around 7pm) whether it be on my wireless laptop or wired ps4 i can' watch any videos. recently it has even started around 2pm, every other streaming service works fine im getting close to the 100mbps that im paying for. 3 technicians have already come but all they do is switch the outside wiring saying that it was old and that the problem is fixed. I really don't know what to do whether it would be better to downgrade to a lower quality as i heard that the 100mbps in unstable, if the problem lies in the wireless modem im renting from them, or if it's on youtube's side. Any help would be appreciated

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Expert

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

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Copy and paste  the modems signal level and error log pages and a tracert to youtube

 here's what I see in NEohio:

 

D:\Documents and Settings\MizRaye>tracert youtube.com

Tracing route to youtube.com [172.217.8.206]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 3 ms <1 ms <1 ms DD-WRT [192.168.6.6]
2 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
3 18 ms 9 ms 9 ms 142.254.157.117
4 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms 24.164.114.189
5 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms be20.clhgohcc01r.midwest.rr.com [24.33.103.58]
6 18 ms 14 ms 15 ms be14.clevohek02r.midwest.rr.com [65.29.1.98]
7 14 ms 15 ms 15 ms be25.clevohek01r.midwest.rr.com [65.29.1.32]
8 26 ms 23 ms 23 ms bu-ether17.vinnva0510w-bcr00.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.70]
9 21 ms 23 ms 23 ms bu-ether11.asbnva1611w-bcr00.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.30]
10 19 ms 20 ms 30 ms 216.50.79.33
11 19 ms 19 ms 20 ms 216.50.79.62
12 30 ms 20 ms 21 ms 108.170.246.81
13 21 ms 20 ms 19 ms 209.85.240.63
14 31 ms 30 ms 31 ms 209.85.252.38
15 39 ms 29 ms 30 ms 216.239.50.164
16 30 ms 31 ms 31 ms 108.170.244.1
17 31 ms 30 ms 30 ms 72.14.232.193
18 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms ord37s09-in-f14.1e100.net [172.217.8.206]

 

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

Tracing route to youtube.com [2607:f8b0:4007:802::200e]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 4 ms 1 ms 1 ms 2605:e000:3e17:a000:16b7:f8ff:feb0:65f6
2 10 ms 11 ms 10 ms 2605:e000:3fc0:36::1
3 11 ms 11 ms 10 ms 2605:e000:0:4::7:399
4 14 ms 13 ms 13 ms 2605:e000:0:4::7:106
5 20 ms 15 ms 14 ms 2605:e000:0:4::38
6 * * 19 ms 2001:1998:0:4::366
7 14 ms 15 ms 15 ms 2001:4860:1:1::264
8 135 ms 14 ms 14 ms 2001:4860:0:110f::1
9 14 ms 13 ms 11 ms 2001:4860:0:1::242f
10 15 ms 17 ms 289 ms lax17s34-in-x0e.1e100.net [2607:f8b0:4007:802::200e]

Trace complete.

System Logs:Today

Time Priority Description

Thu Jun 29 13:18:29 2017 Critical (3) Http login:admin from IP address 192.168.0.7

Thu Jun 29 13:09:50 2017 Notice (6) WiFi Interface [wl0] set to Channel 1 (Side-Band Channel:N/A) - Reason:INTERFERENCE

Thu Jun 29 13:09:41 2017 Notice (6) WiFi Interface [wl0] set to Channel 1 (Side-Band Channel:5) - Reason:GUI

Thu Jun 29 13:09:41 2017 Notice (6) WiFi Interface [wl0] set to Channel 1 (Side-Band Channel:N/A) - Reason:INTERFERENCE

Thu Jun 29 13:09:37 2017 Notice (6) WiFi Interface [wl0] set to Channel 1 (Side-Band Channel:5) - Reason:GUI

Thu Jun 29 00:43:22 2017 Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.9;CM-MAC=14:b7:f8:b0:65:f2;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:65:12:58;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;

Thu Jun 29 00:43:22 2017 Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.8;CM-MAC=14:b7:f8:b0:65:f2;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:65:12:58;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;

Thu Jun 29 00:43:21 2017 Warning (5) ToD request sent - No Response received;CM-MAC=14:b7:f8:b0:65:f2;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:65:12:58;CM-QOS=1.0;CM-VER=3.0;

Thu Jun 29 00:43:08 2017 Notice (6) Overriding MDD IP initialization parameters; IP provisioning mode = IPv6

Thu Jun 29 00:43:06 2017 Critical (3) No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=14:b7:f8:b0:65:f2;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:65:12:58;CM-QOS=1.0;CM-VER=3.0;

Thu Jun 29 00:42:56 2017 Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.9;CM-MAC=14:b7:f8:b0:65:f2;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:65:12:58;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;

Thu Jun 29 00:42:56 2017 Error (4) Missing BP Configuration Setting TLV Type: 17.8;CM-MAC=14:b7:f8:b0:65:f2;CMTS-MAC=00:01:5c:65:12:58;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;

Downstream Channel Bonding Value
Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Lock Status Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked
Frequency 621 MHz 567 MHz 573 MHz 579 MHz 591 MHz 603 MHz 609 MHz 615 MHz 627 MHz 633 MHz 639 MHz 645 MHz 669 MHz 675 MHz 687 MHz 705 MHz
SNR 41.7 dB 42.2 dB 42.2 dB 42.1 dB 42.2 dB 42.2 dB 42.0 dB 41.8 dB 41.7 dB 41.5 dB 40.9 dB 41.3 dB 40.7 dB 40.2 dB 40.3 dB 40.0 dB
Power 6.4 dBmV 6.7 dBmV 6.6 dBmV 6.6 dBmV 6.7 dBmV 6.8 dBmV 6.6 dBmV 6.5 dBmV 6.3 dBmV 6.1 dBmV 5.7 dBmV 5.9 dBmV 5.6 dBmV 5.5 dBmV 5.1 dBmV 4.5 dBmV
Modulation 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM

Upstream Channel Bonding Value
Index 1 2 3 4
Lock Status Locked Locked Locked Locked
Frequency 30.6 MHz 18.5 MHz 23.3 MHz 37.0 MHz
Symbol Rate 5120 Ksym/sec 2560 Ksym/sec 5120 Ksym/sec 5120 Ksym/sec
Power Level 42.5 dBmV 41.8 dBmV 42.0 dBmV 42.8 dBmV
Modulation ATDMA TDMA ATDMA ATDMA
Channel ID 51 49 50 52

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

aorund the time it says on the long when the channels where changed was also around the time youtube videos started buffering today. I understand what that means

 

Expert

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

Gointo the wireless/ radio configuration in the router, turn scan off and lock it to ch 3 or 8.

 

You may also want to try turning off IPv6

 

 

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

Why would we need to do something like that? It should just work like it used to! I understand you're trying to help, but this is clearly a widespread problem and people shouldn't have to tinker with their modem settings to get consistent internet with the service they're paying a lot of money for. And OP may not have mentioned this, but in my thread all other streaming/ video playing websites work perfectly fine. Its just youtube causing problems. And its not youtube themselves, I've tested this already.
Newcomer

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

Yup happens to me, ive noticed this couple months  after Timer Warner was Offically Spectrum. It's literally just Youtube, I've literally tried every fix and nothing really works. It has to be on their end. 

Newcomer

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

Same problem here. Every other service that uses a lot of bandwidth works fine for me, just youtube is buffering nonstop and makes using youtube a nuisance. I literally need to let most videos that I want to watch, just sit for 5 minutes or more before I can watch them.

Established Sharer

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards


Dominik78 wrote:

Same problem here. Every other service that uses a lot of bandwidth works fine for me, just youtube is buffering nonstop and makes using youtube a nuisance. I literally need to let most videos that I want to watch, just sit for 5 minutes or more before I can watch them.


When you say that "Every other service that uses a lot of bandwidth works fine for me, just youtube is buffering nonstop," that shouild be a strong clue as to where the problem lies.  Some folks also suggest that the Edge browser works much better on YouTube than Chrome.  Also some of the various iinternet connections between YouTube's video servers and TWC's IXP exit points are overloaded. 

Re: youtube buffers everyday after 2pm onwards

I been having same problems on Netflix and Hulu.  What I've done is make each connection Manuel and my 2.4g is on channel 11 and highest bandwidth and 5g connection on channel 161 and highest bandwidth.  And I've read when u live in a subdivision u might have to change ur 2.4g channel once in while if other people r on same channel 

Chris Jr