My Upload speed is 800Kbps - speed tests between Israel and SA show upload rates of over 600Kbps each time
On my side, download speeds are more than sufficient with speed tests @ over 3Mbps always. I often download large files and get 184-200 Kpbs
You tube works great - as do other streaming sites - Mako for instance.
No VPN or Proxy enabled
Nothing else downloading in the background
Fixed line to ADSL - so no wifi issues
Basically I have done all the troubleshooting and a lot more.
I have removed or isolated by turning off all other (1 PC) on the upload side. There is one last test I have not tried from the upload side... Disable the wireless router completely - maybe there is someone using our internet without us being aware of it...? I doubt it though.
I did get over 400Kbps one of the first times that I connected for a few minutes.
The other day a friend suggested I install the Slingplayer and immediately after installing it, I got a great stream at 400 - 600kbps, the first time I used it. Since then I have not been able to get anything above the 90Kbps...
I have tried firefox, as it was suggested that it might improve my reception.
I suspect my ISP filters these 1 time connections and then set QoS limits on the incoming port... is there someway I can trick my ISP so they can't read / see / sense what I am doing or how much bandwidth I am utilising. I have a big brother feeling and have heard from friends that they have had similar issues until changing to a new ISP that provided firbre connections to the house... Problem is they cost almost $500 a month!!!
I have the same problem - just keeps geting worse. For the first 1 1/2 years in Germany all worked fine. - using SlingCatcher we would watch TV in our living room. What a grand concept - or so it seemed at the time. This last year has been a nightmare - the streaming got so bad they told us we had to buy a new SlingCatcher - so we did. Still so bad we couldn't watch it so just moved our Laptop PC into the living room. That worked for a few months - then quality on the Laptop became very bad. We moved the PC back into the office next to the router - OK again for a couple of months. Now we can't watch anything. We have tried hard wireing the Laptop - no change. The quality is so bad - stops and starts - poor picture - next to no sound, etc.you just can't wqtch anything. Live or recorded. I have tried changing the options - nothing works. My test speed is 14.1 mbps dounload and .95 upload. Ping is 44 ms.I checked and I have the latest software.
So - if there have been over 800 people looking at this thread I can only assume a lot of people are having this problem. Has anyone had any help from SlingBox? I tried to go to their "help" links on-line but got an error message for both the US and England (need to have an english speaking tech)
They seem to want to pretend there are no problems. I used to recomend this porduct to anyone moving overseas - now I don't and advise people not to invest the money - I'm not the only one now having this problem in Munich.
I don't know what was done to screw it up but they shot themselves in the foot it seems. Time to find a new product other than SlingBox - any suggestions?
Anybody got a suggestiojn I will give it a try.