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Old 12-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Andy Dixon
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Default PC Worlds Guide To Improving Voice And Video Chats

"We've gone through a few ways to ensure a fast internet connection when you need it, but if your voice and video chats are of sub-par quality, there are actually quite a few different settings you can tweak for optimal connection.PC World has a great guide to tweaking the more advanced settings of your router for optimizing your router for VoIP and video, though the same rules can apply for any bandwidth-heavy activity like file sharing or video games. While we've discussed a few of the options before (namely QoS and port forwarding), PC World also mentions a few settings we haven't touched on before, like using a DMZ, splitting your traffic between two wireless networks, wireless multimedia extensions, and wireless intelligent stream handling."

If you use video chat a lot, but experience choppiness, or lag, or even just general poor video, then there may be some tweaks you can make on your router to improve this. Lifehacker found an article on PC World about settings that you can change on your router to improve voip and video streaming.

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