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12-Apr-2010, 05:39 AM #1
Internet Connection disconnects when streaming (VPN)

I am having a big problem with my internet connection. I connect to the internet through a VPN connection to my university. However, each time I see a video on youtube (or elsewhere), listen streamed music or even talk using Skype, my internet connection disconnects immediately.

I have had this problem with Windows Vista, and now that I have installed Windows 7 the problem is still the same.

So for every kind of streaming my internet connection (through VPN) almost immediately disconnects.

Any hints about this ?


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12-Apr-2010, 09:36 AM #2
did you contact your university help desk? Its possible they have it set to only allow certain types of traffic to pass. Another thing is dropped packets. If you drop too many packet its possible the vpn will drop and since streaming might be using potentially large amounts of bandwidth...
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12-Apr-2010, 04:03 PM #3
How can I monitor dropped packets ?

All of my friends that are using the same VPN connection are not having problems when streaming .

I doubt is a problem related to my computer ..
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