....Streaming: Cannot Connect To Router

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    It works great all fucking day,

    Netflix: No buffering problems

    Pandora: Play it all day....no problem.

    But EVERY NIGHT at about 2100 hr MST I cannot get shit, except for a "No Connectivity Error" and the advice to try to connect later.

    I've done some research, and found this form March 2009:

    http://blog.netflix.com/2009/03/netflix-trying-for-consistent.html

    Congestion Could Affect Some Users, But Not Others, at Some Times, but Not Always

    OK so they've known about this for the past 2 years.

    I joined the Netflix Forum, but its ridiculously difficult to find anything related to this issue.

    WTF? How far away from NYC, Chicago, LA do I need to be to avoid internet congestion?

    I CANNOT GET ANY FURTHER!!

    Should I attempt to change my ISP?
     
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    Are you running on xDSL or cable?
     
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    Cable.

    Just got off the chatline with the Comcast Analyst, who re-vamped my line and connections, so we'll see what happens later tonight
     
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    Cable is node networking. If you are living in an area of many apartments and living spaces, then I can certainly see how this might well effect your connection at ~8 - 12. (High Usage Time)

    You can always see if xDSL is in the area. xDSL is dedicated and will not have the drops that cable can have in areas of high distribution of nodes.

    xDSL is not usually as fast as cable, but it also does not have the issue with node overuse.

    That's likely the reason. They can't change that with some line reassertion.

    I would use the xDSL against the cable and demand a better connection, not reasserting a line.
     
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    I just wonder if there's a "Nodal Conspiracy"...:evil:..am I the only fucker in my node that's being crammed out? Maybe if I cut everone elses line in the neighborhood, then I could watch Dexter before going to sleep?
     
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    Not cut out completely. That's something else entirely. Does your entire line connection die?

    Pop service? http? www?
     
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    No, just streaming providers like Netflix, Pandora, ETC....but it happens with all of them at 9 PM MST.

    I tried to bribe the Comcast Analyst to fuck up all the other members on my node, but she refused:evil:
     
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    She can't. This problem is with the streaming sites being congested at the times you specify. Either Comcast can increase your speed by changing your server to a higher mb/s server, or they can change your node server.

    That's where I would go. I'm surprised they did not try to sell you a faster package. That might mean they have no faster package.
     
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    They probably do site maintenance every night at that time.
     
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    If you have fiber optics in your area - I highly recommend it. (Such as ATT Uverse)
    Waaaaaaaaay faster than cable, and HD is waaaay better as well.
    After we switched to Uverse Netflix, VeeHD etc. works great.
    When we were SBC DSL...Netfli kept switching to lower res at night. would freeze and buffer every 5 minutes etc.
    Now...great connectivity all the time.

    And P.S....he's right about cable. The bastards will divide up a line in apartments and businesses making it impossible to have consistent speed.
     

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