Constant video stuttering/freezing/buffering over LAN

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http://superuser.com – INTRODUCTION I just got a new computer, and for some reason I can't stream videos over LAN like I used to be able to with my old laptop. When streaming videos of any type, the video has to stop every minute or two to load, whereas with my old, crappier laptop, it never had to buffer even for 1080p streams. I have checked and the old computer still plays all video formats (.mp4, .avi, .mkv) in multiple players (WMP and VLC) perfectly. However, the newer, much nicer laptop can't without stuttering. SPECS The old computer is an HP Pavilion dv7 (Phenom II X4 P920, 4GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon (HowTos)