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 Experiencing slow YouTube load times?

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DKaine
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PostSubject: Experiencing slow YouTube load times?   Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:52 pm

Hey everyone. Lately everybody everywhere has been having issues with YouTube videos loading slowly, buffering or never loading at all. The problem has been isolated to a few of their Content Delivery Network proxies (CDNs) and some bandwidth throttling being done by ISPs. If you've been experiencing a terrible YouTube experience, check out this easy solution which I found on Reddit:

Using Windows Firewall, IPTables (on Linux), the Firewall feature of your router or by some other method, block access of your computer to the following IP Subnet: 206.111.0.0/16

Here is a tutorial on how to block an IP range in Windows Firewall.

For linux, use this IPTables line: iptables -I FORWARD -s 192.168.1.0/24 -d 206.111.0.0/16 -j REJECT

If anyone has any questions on how to implement it, I can address those in this thread.

Additionally, this is not a particularly difficult task, but you're mucking about in areas of you computer which can cause undesired operation if misconfigured (ESPECIALLY IPTables). If you're not comfortable doing this, don't.
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PostSubject: Re: Experiencing slow YouTube load times?   Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:32 pm

I've been having some of these issues lately as well. Thanks for the help! I might try some of these out.
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PostSubject: Re: Experiencing slow YouTube load times?   Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:08 am

Eh, it worked great for me earlier, but now I'm getting really long load times and lots of buffering again. C'iest la vie.
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