I feel bad about doing this, because I'm sure the Zim's don't want this board to turn into the "help me with my computer problems" board. Most things can be found with a quick Google search.
However, that is why I am here. I tried Googling, and I got nothing. So here goes. At my work, Windows Media Player seems to have this thing where, if you mess with the volume or push pause at any time or use any of the buttons actually, the video goes away and all I get is the audio. And all of a sudden, my computer at home does the same thing. Basically, I am forced to watch WMV videos in their default settings without pausing or rewinding at any time.
Does anyone know why this is happening, or failing that, a different program or codec (since it happens with built-in videos as well) that will fix it?
NOTE: The above post makes no sense. We apologize for the inconvenience.
My tip would actually be converting the video to mpeg or avi. Try using STOIK Video converter, i'm sure you'll find it in google. This is a usual problem with WMP, it's not a steady video player, i'd recommentd getting another video player like Real player aswell.
Were you using firewall software on your computer? If not then maybe you were letting in a bunch of traffic that the router's internal firewall has now put a stop to. Can't think of another reason why a router would speed things up really.