How to Stop Buffering When Streaming Videos

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Buffering or freezing video is frustrating. When it happens, it usually means you don’t have a strong enough WiFi signal connection.

A WiFi network by itself can struggle when confronted with interferences and obstacles. But by creating a wired backbone with an Ethernet over coax connection using MoCA adapters, you can stop video buffering and increase your network’s reliability.

First, let’s get to the root of the problem and look at some reasons why your videos may be buffering in the first place and how to fix the problem.

 

What causes video buffering?

A weak WiFi signal causes a weak WiFi connection, which in turn causes video buffering on a wireless network. There are a handful of reasons why your WiFi signal might be struggling to reach your devices:

  • Your router is too far away from devices
  • Your house is too large to get coverage without extenders
  • Physical interferences like thick walls, floors, or other appliances
  • Too many people or devices connected to one network
  • Weak signal being transmitted by an outdated router

 

How to stop video buffering

By its very nature, WiFi is affected by interferences and obstacles. One key to ending video buffering is to connect your streaming devices to a wired network using Ethernet over coax. Ethernet over coax uses your existing coax TV wiring to create a wired network backbone and is the most effective way to secure a solid Internet connection every time.

You can also use WiFi boosters to get better signal coverage in your home. Maybe the location you are in when you are streaming videos is in a WiFi signal dead spot. By using a wireless or wired WiFi booster, you can get rid of any weak zones and make sure you are free to stream from wherever you are.

There are different kinds of WiFi boosters, and some are better solutions than others depending on your home and setup:

  • Wireless repeaters
  • Wireless range extenders
  • Wireless network extenders
  • MoCA adapters (an affordable solution for most)
  • Mesh WiFi (great for larger homes/spaces)

WiFi boosters are easy to use and install to eliminate weak Internet, whether that is through Ethernet, MoCA, or WiFi. If you want to banish buffering for good, a wired solution like MoCA technology is the way to go. You can enhance your WiFi connection in every corner of your home with HT-EM4 MoCA adapters.

For more information on WiFi boosters, check out our WiFi Boosters Complete Guide and MoCA Complete Guide to learn all of the basics.

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