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Nothing will buffer 100% with wired NIC


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bradyg23

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I have a Gateway GT5468 that was upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium. The drivers from the Gateway site are ONLY for Vista. I'm having a problem with video buffering on sites like YouTube. Videos will consistently load a certain percentage, then stop. Once stopped they never start buffering again.

I replaced the network card with no success, and updated the NIC driver to the most current Windows 7 32 bit version available (StarTech ST100S). No joy. I reinstalled Flash, no joy.

I replaced the wired network card with a wireless network card, and it worked flawlessly. I've been banging my head against the wall. Any ideas what may cause this issue?
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For what it is worth, with Youtube videos (as an example) we seem to be buffering x amount of data before it stops everytime. For example, a 1 minute video will buffer 75%. A 3 minute video about 25%. A 30 second video buffers all the way.

Again, wireless works great, but the wired NIC (2 separate ones tried) won't. I've reset BIOS to defaults, and downloaded latest drivers for the wired NIC.

Open to thoughts and suggestions. Thanks,
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