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freakout9903
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join:2001-04-19
Gastonia, NC
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Having YouTube problems? here is the fix.

From what I understand this blocks ISP YouTube cache servers...which seem overloaded for some, and this defaults you back to Google's data center.

If you have 3rd party router software such as DD-WRT or Tomato, telnet into your router and run these two commands:

iptables -I INPUT -s 206.111.0.0/16 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 173.194.55.0/24 -j DROP
 
If not, you can use this guide to block the ip's on each windows machine: Guide

The first range worked for me on TWC, the second range worked for me on U-Verse, I decide to just block both. This fixed all my youtube problems, no more choppy playback or buffering problems even at 1080p.

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chadrob30
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join:2002-04-24
Fort Smith, AR

I am on an iMac and am using the Uverse residential gateway. How can I block those IP's?


Secyurityet
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join:2012-01-07
untied state
reply to freakout9903

Excellent! Thanks for posting that link to the guide.



Dennis
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join:2001-01-26
Algonquin, IL
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reply to freakout9903

said by freakout9903:

From what I understand this blocks ISP YouTube cache servers...which seem overloaded for some, and this defaults you back to Google's data center.

Not quite. There is no way all the major ISP's just happen to have the same issue with a single website. The fix does work but it's not an ISP issue.
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freakout9903
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join:2001-04-19
Gastonia, NC
Reviews:
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reply to chadrob30

said by chadrob30:

I am on an iMac and am using the Uverse residential gateway. How can I block those IP's?

Mac guide


tr6scott

join:2002-03-23
Oxford, MI
reply to freakout9903

Got a any info for pfsense on how to do this?