Why's My Router/Modem Buffering When I Stream Music?

Episode 1766 (57:11)

Joe from Mission Viejo, CA

Joe tries to stream Pandora to a wireless speaker, but it breaks up during every other song. His carrier replaced his modem/router with a newer model. While the solution made it better, the problem still persists.

Leo says he doesn't have to use the carrier's modem/router on the network. He can buy his own. Leo says that he can save money that way as well, as it pays for itself. Leo recommends getting a DOCSIS 3.1 modem. Leo's favorite is the Netgear CM1000. 

Another thing he can do is try to move the modem router higher on the wall, where the signal can be sent clearer around the house. Or even close to the main connection.