But, mostly, it starts and stops every few minutes, sometimes stopping for 5 minutes at a time. The picture just freezes, and then we get little arrow going in a circle and the connection speed is shown, usually below 2 mb/sec. My wife wants to cancel our Netflix subscription.
Our computer seems to be fine, and after eliminating some splitters, my cableTV(to the cable box) is fine.
I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this issue. Here is my setup:
Cox cable coax to a splitter, then to my cable modem. Then Cat 6 to a router and more Cat 6 on to the Blu-Ray player. From there, HDMI to the home theater system, and HDMI to the HDTV.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
If you have any other device that can stream Netflix, I'd try that to see if you get similar results, too. But if the app is showing a slow connection speed, that sounds like your problem. Unlikely it's a problem in your in-house wiring.
I tried 4 different "Internet Speed Testers" here at work and got dramatically different results: From 3.30/0.50 mb/s (download/upload) to 68.34/14.62 mb/s.
I'm not sure what I should be looking for, except maybe the difference between when Netflix is working and when it is not.
Your agreement with Cox says you should get a certain download speed. If you're not getting what you're paying for, call Cox. Let them fix it, on their dime.
After several back and fourths with Comcast, a couple years ago, I ended up buying my own modem. No issues since.
Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe. -Fishbone
I guess my point about the testing at work is that the various testers gave dramatically different results, from the same computer, and within just a couple of minutes of each other. I wonder how Cox would measure the speed? Do they use SpeedTest.net?
Anyway, we did try it at home, using only SpeedTest.net. We got about the same results when Netflix was working as we did when it was not working.
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I think I will try that next. Right now it is a cable modem back-to-back with a router. An all-in-one makes a lot more sense, and it'll make for less clutter on the desk. We did notice(only once) that power-cycling the router cleared up the problem.
Any suggestions on make and model?
Then under account management go down to internet speed check and run internet speed check
After you are logged into your cox account go here https://myaccount.cox.net/internettools/speedcheck/speedcheck.cox
We usually have problems with our COX internet connection speed during the evening, that is when most people in the nieghborhood are home and using their internet. Unfortunately this is the problem when the severly oversell your area and don't split the node when it's overloaded. COX won't do anything unless a large number of people in the area complain, but most people aren't tech savvy enough to know they are not getting anywhere near the speed they are paying for. We pay for 18Mbps and right now in the evening we are getting 3Mbps, during the day we get our 18Mbps. Even with that 3Mbps speed nextflix works fine on our smarttv, but you can see the quality degrade when the connection slows down even more.
Thanks for the tip! Gotta work the next two nights, but I'll try it on Thursday eve.
Haven't bought the all-in-one yet. I was looking on the Cisco/Linksys site, because we use a ton of it at work, but it is really hard to make heads or tails of their offerings. I have a NetGear router now, so I think I'll look there, next.
I had the same problem, except all the other streaming channels worked fine. It was the Roku streaming box. I bought a new Roku 1 from Best Buy and everything is fine now.
Get a new streaming box.
I had the same issue for the past two weeks. After a lot of modem/router resetting, the Netflix rep had me call Sony (we been using a Sony Blu-Ray for the past 4 years to stream the content). They mentioned that it is a good idea to perform a "factory reset" every year or so. I called Sony, and their tech guided me through the menu to do it. After the 10 minute call, the issue seems to be solved. Good luck!
Google is timeless, as are the streaming problems. This thread was #3 in my search.
To all with a Netflix streaming problem, like stops and starts or reloads, it is most likely a Roku (or whatever) hardware problem. Buy a new unit to check it out. You can always return it, if it isn't the streaming problem.
If it doesn't solve the Netflix streaming problem, turn off the t.v. and go to the gym, play with the kids or walk the dog. Talk to the wife, even.