For watching videos every ones first choice is YouTube. YouTube is a gigantic library of videos uploaded by people around the world. YouTube requires a fast internet connection to buffer a minimum 480p video. Unfortunately only few people can afford the speedy internet connections and availability is limited to developed areas.
YouTube streaming is very slow on below 1 Mbps connections. To stream a 2min 240p video it will take at least 2 to 3 minutes time to load completely.With this simple trick anyone who uses a Windows platform to watch YouTube videos can perform this trick to speed up the buffering of the YouTube video. Most of us facing this problem, you can avoid slow buffering speeds by using this simple trick. Mitch found a solution to full stop the slow buffering speeds of YouTube videos.
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The reason behind the trick is blocking the CDN IP ranges from the command prompt on Windows. It blocks the certain IP addresses and speeds up the original video buffering speed. All you need to follow these simple steps.
Steps to improve YouTube buffering speed
- Click the Start button, type “cmd”, and right click the icon to Run As Administrator.
- Copy the below-given command and paste it into cmd (command prompt.)
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="thetechhacker" dir=in action=block remoteip=18.104.22.168/24,22.214.171.124/16 enable=yes
- Press “Enter.”
Now open your browser and check the YouTube performance. I was successfully able to stream videos in 480p without any breaks. Above command blocks huge range of IP addresses belonging to Google and other networks. It may cause some issues with connecting some websites in the future. You can undo this trick by entering this command in command prompt.
netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name="thetechhacker"