When I try to start YouTube sometimes it shows 'Please connect to the internet' after loading the page. Every other site I have tried works perfectly. :

This a screenshot of what I see

To try to solve this, I have tried to change the MTU on the router settings. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't for all values.

for example when the MTU is set to 1490 and YouTube is not loading I change it to 1500 and it starts working sometimes and then again it stops working, so when I change it back to 1490 it starts working again sometimes. I have contacted my ISP. They say it's a problem with my router, but this doesn't happen with my router when set up with a different network. This happens only for one particular laptop, and all the other devices are working fine.

When I ping www.youtube.com everything seems to be fine.

Here's the image

This is what I get when I try to use yt-dlp to download a video.

This is what I get

  • Are you living in China, North Korea, Iran, Turkmenistan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan? Can you download youtube videos from the command line using yt-dlp, or is it just the website that is not working?
    – User1986
    Apr 23, 2023 at 11:40
  • I am from India. I haven't tried it yet, I have tried to ping youtube.com, it didn't workout. The next time it stops working I will try it and add the results. Apr 23, 2023 at 12:43
  • I have edited the question to include more details Apr 23, 2023 at 18:43
  • @User1986 Please help Apr 24, 2023 at 20:08
  • It seems like youtube is not able to be reached. Have you tried using a vpn, (or an online proxy)? does the problem persist across mutiple devices?
    – User1986
    Apr 25, 2023 at 14:56


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