internet drops every time I use Youtube

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. patent10021, Jun 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2016

    patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I have reset all OS X network and Airport settings and I'm still getting almost virtually no Youtube performance. I have to wait for my AEBS to reset every 5-10 minutes before I can watch YT again. Really insane. I can watch it maybe for a few minutes then I lose internet.

    I've called my ISP (Shaw Canada) and they said everything is fine with my modem etc. They said they don't throttle or block YT and torrent ports/clients either. Oddly enough, regular surfing is fine.

    I don't know what else to do. It's the smaller newer flat Airport Express with the latest firmware. I don't think the AEBS is the problem. I can't test just for ethernet because rMBP doesn't have ethernet.

    *Important note. When I tether to my iPhone on the Rogers network Youtube and internet is fine. So my home ISP says they aren't doing anything but who knows. Also Youtube was fine until a few months ago.

    Should I try upgrading to a plan with a higher download rate?
  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Go to and make sure html5 is enabled.
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Hi yes, of course it is. Problem is ISP related I think.

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