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Other than using a VPN, is there another way of rerouting my connection to YouTube? I have Verizon FiOS with 150/65, so it's not my local connection (Speedtest.net confirmed with different states: Georgia, Minnesota, New York, Washington, etc. Varying speeds throughout, but usually over 80).

I decided to do a Tracert to youtube.com, this resulted in every hop connection being excellent, except for one. The 7th hop was the one killing my connection to YouTube streaming.

Anyways, is there a way to reroute my connection to YouTube without having to use a VPN?

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I think this question would be better off at Super User. You're asking about network routing rather than asking a question about YouTube. –  Al E. Apr 29 '13 at 2:54

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ASSUMING that the issue is that hop,

No, in this case a VPN of some sort would be necessary. The route that your data takes to get to its destination is entirely out of your hands. It is chosen as the most efficient or the most direct based on routing protocols handled by your ISP and backbone companies.

The only way you could attempt to have your data take a different route would be to have that data "originate" somewhere else and this almost exclusively requires a VPN of sorts. You can of course do variations on this such as SSH tunneling, proxies, etc. But in essence, your data does need to originate from another source if you hope to bypass that hop.

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Thank you very much sir. Do you recommend any VPN out there? Preferably one that will not completely destroy my internet speeds. –  John Apr 29 '13 at 4:35
    
I've personally used StrongVPN and found it was fast enough to stream video on. (Used for bypassing geographical restrictions) It is paid but very reasonable per month. –  Will.Beninger Apr 29 '13 at 4:38

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