I've just joined BT last month after moving. Since then my broadband speeds have been exactly what I was told I would get - 8meg.
Connectivity is not an issue with 90% of things, until I try to use iChat or Skype. The person I am calling tends to be fine, but my video reaches them one frame every 30 seconds or so. Totally unacceptable.
I have gone into advanced settings and used "Application Sharing" to forward the required ports for both but continue to have a very stuttery and low quality experience when using those applications. The port forwarding seems to have made no difference.
I am using an iMac running Mac OS X 10.6.2 and had no problem with this setup in my previous home. The omly thing to change is the router - I am now using a BTHomeHub2.
Thanks for the post and welcome to the forum.
Not sure what could be causing this but I can check the network side of things to make sure everything with your broadband connection is fine.
Things seem to have settled down with this, but thanks for the offer.
I did try dding Application Sharing through the router but later removed these settings.
I'll post back if it changes.
I am having a similar problem but in reverse. I am using the same router and Mac OS but whilst the person at the other end can see a high quality image and has good sound, their image at my side is very poor indeed - completely unrecognisable.