Amazon streaming on 6Mbps Fusion?

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by exile » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:19 am
Netflix seems to be working OK, at least for one 720 stream. Amazon is not working so well. Now I understand that Amazon uses slightly more bandwidth (3.5Mbps vs 3Mbps) than Netflix. Still, it seems like it ought to work. Maybe it is the backhaul between here and Amazon. What experience are other Sonic users having with Amazon?

We have a sync rate of a little more than 6Mbps. Speed test reports a little more 5Mbps. Like the prior Netflix thread, I'm in Santa Clara, CA. Upgrade options are not great. No VDSL. No static IP on FTTN assuming I could get Sonic to sell it to me.
by dct » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:57 pm
I'm sorry to hear you're having issues with streaming. As far as I am aware, you should be able to stream without issues at 6mbps, though 4k might not work so well. What specifically is happening - is it continually buffering? low resolution? frequent drops? More information would definitely be helpful in identifying the underlying problem.

That being said, it doesn't look like we have FTTN presence in your area just yet. Once it is, however, we'd be more than happy to provide you with it!
Dan T.
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by exile » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:19 pm
This is the usual buffering and sometimes timeouts when streaming. Over the weekend we were successful streaming SD without issues over ethernet and minor buffering over wifi. Unfortunately, the SD content does not tell us much about HD streaming.

I'm pretty sure FTTN is available at this address but the tool results are a little weird. When I put in own address, it tells me only Fusion is available but if I enter the address for the other unit in the duplex, it shows FTTN. I would guess this means that my wires go directly to the CO and a technician would need to connect them to the remote terminal to get FTTN.

Unfortunately, running a server without a static IP would be sketchy and that is not something I am willing to give up.
by wa2ibm » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:13 pm
exile wrote:
Unfortunately, running a server without a static IP would be sketchy and that is not something I am willing to give up.

I, too, run both an email and web server, initially with Sonic legacy DSL with 4 static IP's. However, the speed at my location wasn't all that great. So, when FTTN was made available, I bit the bullet and moved to FTTN with a single dynamic address. I use Dyndns to keep my IP tied to my host name and haven't had any issues so far.

I did have to use a work-around to deal with the fact that AT&T blocks outbound port 25. I just use the sonic mail servers as my smart host and use a different port.
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