Slow YouTube complaints (from the wife)
Now, since I don’t use YouTube other than maybe to watch a posted link I couldn’t really care less but we tried to talk about it.
First off I wasn’t sure if she was talking about the WiFi signal strength or download speeds. You see we left enough cable on the install to put the router in the middle of the house but the ideal spot didn’t have a power outlet close enough so we left it where the old one was located (next to a power point) and while the other end of the house gets 2 bars it doesn’t really affect the download speeds.
Well, that’s what I had seen anyway.
So she was ranting about this while I was trying to ascertain if that was indeed the problem I tried to explain how the internet works.
Yeah..... big mistake.
I used the cars on the road analogy. And when there’s standing traffic, if you go a different way the speed of the journey is faster.
Well, either I am a terrible explainer or she knows something about the internet that I don’t.
Anyway, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee, mulling over what had been said over dinner I downloaded a trace route app.
Christ, the number of times I have looked over these back in the day, to see why a game server was laggy!
Anyway, I found a node with a 2,500ms ping... wow .. so “there you have it” I thought... that’s the problem. So I go back inside and show it to my wife while continuing the explanation of the cars on the road analogy. Showing here the bad node.
Annnnnnnd yeah.... that’s not it. I called opennet they are coming out tomorrow to fix it, she said....... arrrrgh
How can some people be so fuming stupid. She speaks 4 languages fluently ffs. She travels around Vietnam and Cambodia for her work (mostly VN) ... hell she was over in Singapore end of last year because she was the only one capable of doing the work. And yet when she asks me why is this happening (to the YouTube being slow problem) when I present the answer to her she doesn’t believe me lol.
Oh and here’s a screenshot of the trace.