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Old 07-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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WARNING: For some this won't work, for those with TWC this will almost for sure work. For others you will have to find what redirector you are using and block those ranges.

Also I've noticed that sometimes blocking both ranges will break youtube. So it might be worth just trying one range at a time and testing it.

Seriously though if you break your **** just remove the rule and you are good.

So I know I have posted about how slow youtube is, and others have also posted things similar. Basically you isp is throttling vidoes that have been cached on some servers. Blocking those ranges allows you to download at the full glory they were meant to be downloaded.

On windows (just copy and paste):
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netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="speedup" dir=in action=block remoteip=173.194.55.0/24,206.111.0.0/16 enable=yes

You can remove it if you want with:

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netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name="speedup"

On linux it's just iptables, if you are decent on linux you should understand how but here it is if you don't:
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iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dest 173.194.55.0/24 -j DROP
iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dest 206.111.0.0/16 -j DROP
NOTE: This will cause youtube videos to delay about 1-3 seconds before loading because it first attempts to use the blocked ips, once it fails then it goes to uberfast unthrottled turbo speed servers.

I'll update this later with how to find the redirector and some more specific ranges for different ISPs. I have homework to do first. It's very worth it though. My videos load in like 2 seconds on full HD now. It's great.

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This is a good guide for windows: How to stop YouTube sucking (Windows guide) | Mitch's Space

I don't use windows so hard for me to explain a few things with it.
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Hmm, seems to work for 60% of the people or so.

Windows 7 x64 here and i can't tell if it helped or not. I know for sure i get the slow loading, and stuttering issues. I have such slow internet to begin with, it struggles to handle 480p.
Seems to be working though.
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My internet is plenty fast to stream HD vidyas, but Youtube sucks *****, which I've always assumed was a problem with server/bandwidth on their end. I'll give this a try.
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This is a good guide for windows: How to stop YouTube sucking (Windows guide) | Mitch's Space

I don't use windows so hard for me to explain a few things with it.
Works awesomely - used to have to buffer at full 1080 stream - now, no problem - thanks! +1
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Seemed to work for me too. Sweeeet
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It works! Props!
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Sweet, at last i can watch **** in 1080p. Now only if i could get something going for pornhub.
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This may be a stupid question (I'm not the most computer savvy person), since you're playing with the Firewall, this doesn't leave you more vulnerable bad stuff, does it?
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No. You are making the firewall more strict. Meaning you are blocking more than the firewall originally did. You are basically adding a rule that says I do not want my computer to talk to these servers. So technically you are more protected.
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Youtube was fast, now it is no longer fast...
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youtube often advertises to me in spanish. it's fun.
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