DNS changes do nothing for me and neither does the firewall blocking ip address ranges either!!! I have tried everything I can think of and everything I could read on forums!!! From Philly area and a 75/35 customer!!
The firewall tweak as well as the DNS change seem to work sporadicaly in the fact that only some videos will buffer faster than others. I just wish Verizon can release a new FW update for the router so it fix this issue (as well as support WPS!)
I wanted to provide an update to help others. I tried updating the router firewall to block IP ranges as well as changing the DNS to Googles. Neither solution worked.
I spoke with a Verizon FiOS agent who told me that the solution was to update the DNS servers on the router itself to new numbers which they provided.
I excluded the DNS servers as they are dependent upon your geographical location and will vary based on this. I will do this when I get home and see if it worked. The agent I spoke with assured me it would work as they have personally helped many other customers with the same issue in the past. I suggest you call and see what server addresses you get.
Thanks for reading.
I have seen much faster YouTube loading times since yesterday's call with the tech where they gave me two new DNS servers to use. I am also in the Philadelphia area. I suggest you try to call and see if they can give you new servers as well.
The FiOS router (MI424WR) I had was configured to automatically choose DNS servers. This means that every time the power is cycled I could get new ones assigned. They instructed me to change it to specify two which they told me would help with the YouTube streaming speeds.
It's worth a try. It worked for me.
Thanks and good luck.
I have very slow loads and sometimes the videos never load. On a 75/35 connection. Youtube was smooth and would load HD in seconds on my Cox which was only a 20/3 or worse line. Pretty frustrating that I will be having to jump through hoops to go from lousy to slightly less lousy...
Same here. I am using OpenDNS and YouTube videos load very, very slowly. Sometimes they just freeze for, well, until I get bored and click off. It's that bad. Vimeo, however, loads pretty well for the most part.