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Please help translate this tracert log from cmd... dealing with horribly slow youtube viewing....
kwootluck
Newbie

It's 2011 and I don't understand why I'm having this problems considering the amount of money I'm pumping into the service.  At times, the videos will load pretty quick, but not 25 mbps service quick.  But, 90% of the time, I'll have difficulties loading qaulity as horrible as 240p.  Please, help.  This is a problem on both my latop and desktop which use WIFI.  It also was a problem on my desktop that had a direct ethernet connection, but I had to replace that because of a damaged ethernet port.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. 

C:\Users\Bryan>tracert www.youtube.com 

Tracing route to youtube-ui.l.google.com [74.125.65.190] over a maximum of 30 hops:   

1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  myrouter.home [192.168.1.1]  

2     7 ms     8 ms     9 ms  L100.TAMPFL-VFTTP-83.verizon-gni.net [71.251.125 .1]  

3    10 ms    13 ms    11 ms  G0-5-5-6.TAMPFL-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.1 10.12]  

4    10 ms    11 ms    11 ms  so-5-0-2-0.LCC1-RES-BB-RTR1-RE1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.28.212]  

5    31 ms    19 ms    20 ms  0.ge-4-1-0.XL3.MIA4.ALTER.NET [152.63.4.9]  

6   103 ms    49 ms    52 ms  0.xe-0-0-0.XL3.IAD8.ALTER.NET [152.63.32.214]  

7    52 ms    54 ms    51 ms  TenGigE0-6-2-0.GW7.IAD8.ALTER.NET [152.63.37.78]   

8     *       47 ms    51 ms  google-gw.customer.alter.net [152.179.50.62]  

9    63 ms     *       51 ms  216.239.46.248 

10     *        *       52 ms  72.14.238.105 

11    51 ms    54 ms   113 ms  72.14.239.127 

12    59 ms    54 ms     *     209.85.253.221

13    48 ms    51 ms    53 ms  gx-in-f190.1e100.net [74.125.65.190]  Trace complete. 

C:\Users\Bryan>  C:\Users\Bryan>  C:\Users\Bryan>

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Re: Please help translate this tracert log from cmd... dealing with horribly slow youtube viewing...
smith6612
Super User
Super User

The latency seems to be a bit jumpy for a Fiber connection, but what I see seems to be the common problem of the links going to/from Google's network being saturated. There's packet loss starting at the google-gw.customer.alter.net router which can be either on Verizon's end or Google's end. It's bee a longstanding problem for many areas.

Are you having trouble video streaming to other sites such as Vimeo?

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