ps3 download speed under 10Mbps

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mreza1992

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Hello techguy forum. I am writing regarding my ps3 system. It only getting less than 10Mbps download speed from Playstation network. I have a 30Mbps internet connection from Virgin through wifi and i am wondering why this might happen?

I have searched around internet and found DMZ'ing and port forwarding as possible solutions but i have tried these and still i am getting slow download speed. Is there any way to fix this? I play online games and it gets annoying when it lags all the time.:(

Thankyou in advance for all help and support. :)
 

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10Mbps is not slow. Besides I have rarely seen the PS3 speed test go higher than that.

You should be using your ISPs speed test, or failing that a website that does Speed Tests, ie www.speedtest.net www.speakeasy.net/speedtest www.testmy.net
hello thanks for your reply. the speed is not always 10Mbps it often goes down to 1Mbps. It doesn't even reach that high. max speed i have seen it do is 9.5Mbps.

These speed test websites only give download speeds from specific servers, not from the psn servers. is it possible that the problem is from sony?
 

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Personally I think it's whatever speed test server it is that is not allowing to show the full speeds. If it's SONYs PSN server... that's a little silly since there will be too many users on...

But definitely check your speeds with the other sites as you may have a different issue.
 
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This may apply also.. I have 15Mbs cable and notice allot of speed variations. If I test with my ISPs test server it is full speed, if I use speedtest.net it can vary by whatever test location I pick. Some times I can get better speed from a server 900 miles away while one 70 miles is half as fast.
It's like buying a house.. location, location, location. :D

Also, these big companies set up their networks to handle maximum traffic, often the bandwidth per connection is limited.
Especially during peak use hours.
like trying to download from Microsoft, most downloads are limited to about 300k/s, but say P2P WoW patches and I can get close to 2MB/s some times. MS can easily push far more bandwidth but they want as many people to connect as possible.

Often we are paying for far more speed than we actually get to use. :rolleyes:

Edit: Seeing many posts of slow PSN speeds so it's not just you. many people are stuck at 2Mb/s so your 9 is still pretty high.
one Playstation rep posted;
Hi guys,

In regards to the speed tests on the PS3, they can display a different speed to that of a PC speed test for instance due to the difference in where the information is being sent.

The test would essentially be measuring the speed of information down the line which can be dependant on the route it takes. So in some cases different speed test on the same PC may also display different results.

There are other factors such as time of day etc but the actual speed on the PS3 should not differ to that of a PC in terms of everyday usage, also when doing a speed test this is an estimate only.

If you do find that you have a good connection, however suffer connection/ speed issues with the PS3- other settings regarding the router etc may need to be looked at.

Rabid
 

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hello i don't think location has anything to do with slow speed in this case since i connected to a uk server this morning and ran a speed test but only got 2Mbps speed. I hooked teh ps3 up with an ethernet and got 15Mbps speed but it is still half the speed my isp provides me.
 
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Yes, your PS3 speed will be determined by the PSN servers, not your ISP. So it will depend on where and what path is taken to connect to the PSN server. The PSN networks are separate from what your computers use. The PS3 "calls" the Playstation network, connects to it, then everything it searches for is routed through the PSN.

Basically your ISP speed is what is maximum for you at the best possible conditions. Not what you will connect at most the time.
Not sure if you understand how computers connect, if not, http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001358.htm The speed variations come in during the "several routers and computers" part of the trip. Your at the mercy of those routers. That's where location comes in. By location I meant the location of the "hops" taken from your home to the destination. As for the Playstation, just imagine another server added after your ISP, between it and the "internet".

I'm sorry if you do know all that, but it does show why there can be such speed variations.
 

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Thank you for your information and the link. I figured out what the problem was. It was the wifi signal and it kept increasing/decreasing so i plugged in ethernet cable and now running wired connection. I get much better games now. The download speed is still 18Mbps but i understand that it is the best i can get from psn. It is downloading fast from ps store too. thanks for the help.
 
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