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Slow download with PS3

Hi,
I have tried for the past few days to solve a download issues. I used to be able to download at a rate of 200-300 kbps wireless. now I'm down to 70 kbps wireless or 80-100 kbps wired. I have got the new Belkin N1 which shows on screen the download rate. it states 800-2.5 Mbps. I have down speed test on my laptop and it coherent with the router.
I have tried different setup (channel 11 vs 1, manual configuration ...) and still the speed stays at low level. I have also check with my ISP provider and it is all fine on their side.... so now I'm a bit lost and about to go into depression!! A demo game download of 750 Mb takes about 3-4 hrs .. in the best days! all my friends living near me are able to download in about 1hr max...

can anyone give me further advices? there must be an issue with router, firewall, setup...??? Thanks so much... PLEASE put put of my misery!

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  • sth04 Oct 12, 2008

    Hi,

    I have tried everything you mentioned (except the INterface Robustness, which I can't find anywhere in the Belking setup). Still the download rate remain exactlythe same.. no change. I have wired the PS3 directly to the router.. speed is marginally better but still far far awar from what it should be.

    I have disabled UPNP, selected different speed on PS3, I have added manually the DNS server provided by my ISP, Set the MTU at 1492, got NAT type 2. ... and still it is driving me mad!

    oh and I have the latest firmware ...

  • sth04 Oct 12, 2008

    but is this not going away from the principle of playstation and be able to download stuff on it?!

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PS3 in all actuality is a server and you can contact Sony to get the specific internal server address. Once you have this information you can use an ftp client such as Filezilla to download and upload what ever files you choose. I am a webdesigner and I use ftp for all my major uploads/downloads( 20 Mb to 1G and up). Once you start gathering your info and get to a point where you need more help post a non specific question toward me and I will assist you further, good luck.

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  • anaanymous Oct 12, 2008

    One other thing you might try is to access the security center in the router itself type in the url bar the routers IP address and see if you can get in, if you can you can configure all kinds of stuff, wep, wda, set key access codes etc.... Give it a try, what do you have to lose at this point..



    192.168.1.1 192.168.11.1

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    p.s. type in just numbers no http:// or www

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If possible connect your PS3 directly to your broadband connection, to see wether your router is the problem or not. If you are connecting your PS3 to a router through a wireless link, then you should test with a wired connection, to make sure its no a bad wireless link that is the problem. If it works better wired, then you can keep it wired :) Or try to improve the signal path between the PS3 and the wireless router, mainly by moving the position of the PS3 and router around and see if it improves. Look for a firmware upgrade for your router it might contain improvements that will help. There are many things that can impact a wireless link, noise from other radio sources in the same frequency area, like the wireless phones, leaky microwave ovens and no line of sight between the PS3 and the router. If you got other units also connecting to the router at the same time, try to turn them of to see if that helps. Now if its slow with wired also, then you can try to turn off UPNP on the PS3. Information on UPNP you can find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upnp Wether your router supports UPNP or not, you need to check the userguide that came with your router or maybe its listed on the router manufactors website. As a sidenote some routers may support UPNP, but could have bugs in their UPNP code. If you are on DSL you can try to change MTU setting to 1492 to see if that helps, it should atleast help people on DSL with PPPoE if the PS3 fails to automatically detect the proper MTU setting. In general it is set to 1500, but sometimes we need to lower it to smooth the transmission a bit. You can also experiment with the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation mode. Some ethernet chips just doesn't like each other enough to work reliably on the auto setting. Check your router to see what speeds it supports on its port, the common stuff should be: 10mbps 10mbps 100mbps 1000mbps Setup the PS3 to use what your router supports. When you do a connection test on the PS3, you should get a NAT type result (http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/connecttest.html) Ideally you should atleast have Type 2 to avoid know issues and still have a router running. There are 3 types NAT Type* Displays how the PS3? system is connected to the Internet. Can be helpful in determining connectivity with other PS3? systems when using voice / video chat or the communication features of games. Type 1: Connected directly to the Internet Type 2: Connected to the Internet via a router Type 3: Connected to the Internet via a router. Depending on the network environment it may not be possible to connect to other PS3? systems. Voice / video chat and the communication features of games are restricted. There could also be that you are hitting the network at peak hours and that is an issue.

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    Starnley Johnwells Oct 12, 2008

    Also another tip from me is to wake up early in the morning and do it before leaving for work or whatever, because at that time its not as many people as throughout the day. This makes the servers more free and allows faster download speeds.

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    Starnley Johnwells Oct 12, 2008

    There could also be an issue that you are hitting the network at peak hours .

    Also another tip from me is to wake up early in the morning and do it before leaving for work or whatever, because at that time its not as many people as throughout the day. This makes the servers more free and allows faster download speeds.

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Turn on "Interface Robustness" in the wireless options. Also disable UPnP in both PS3 and your router.
Try to be as close to the access point as possible.

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    Swilin Sampson Oct 12, 2008

    If possible connect your PS3 directly to your broadband connection, to see wether your router is the problem or not.



    If you are connecting your PS3 to a router through a wireless link,
    then you should test with a wired connection, to make sure its no a bad
    wireless link that is the problem.



    If it works better wired, then you can keep it wired :) Or try to
    improve the signal path between the PS3 and the wireless router, mainly
    by moving the position of the PS3 and router around and see if it
    improves.

    Look for a firmware upgrade for your router it might contain improvements that will help.

    There are many things that can impact a wireless link, noise from other
    radio sources in the same frequency area, like the wireless phones,
    leaky microwave ovens and no line of sight between the PS3 and the
    router.

    If you got other units also connecting to the router at the same time, try to turn them of to see if that helps.



    Now if its slow with wired also, then you can try to turn off UPNP on the PS3.

    Information on UPNP you can findhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upnp

    Wether your router supports UPNP or not, you need to check the
    userguide that came with your router or maybe its listed on the router
    manufactors website. As a sidenote some routers may support UPNP, but
    could have bugs in their UPNP code.



    If you are on DSL you can try to change MTU setting to 1492 to see if
    that helps, it should atleast help people on DSL with PPPoE if the PS3
    fails to automatically detect the proper MTU setting.

    In general it is set to 1500, but sometimes we need to lower it to smooth the transmission a bit.



    You can also experiment with the Ethernet data transfer rate and
    operation mode. Some ethernet chips just doesn't like each other enough
    to work reliably on the auto setting.

    Check your router to see what speeds it supports on its port, the common stuff should be:



    10mbps

    10mbps

    100mbps

    1000mbps



    Setup the PS3 to use what your router supports.



    When you do a connection test on the PS3, you should get a NAT type
    result
    http://manuals.playstation.net/document/...

    Ideally you should atleast have Type 2 to avoid know issues and still have a router running. There are 3 types





    NAT Type* Displays how the PS3™ system is connected to the Internet.
    Can be helpful in determining connectivity with other PS3™ systems when
    using voice / video chat or the communication features of games.



    Type 1: Connected directly to the Internet

    Type 2: Connected to the Internet via a router

    Type 3: Connected to the Internet via a router. Depending on the
    network environment it may not be possible to connect to other PS3™
    systems. Voice / video chat and the communication features of games are
    restricted.





    There could also be that you are hitting the network at peak hours and that is an issue.

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Oct 12, 2008

    To get NAT 1 you must connect your PS3 directly to your broadband
    connection, ie bypassing your router. Usually that is not a very good
    idea security wise, so I would not recommend you do that.



    The problem is that all routers are not equal, you need to get a router
    actually shows up as Type 2 when you do the test. This is because all
    vendors have their own tricks when they create NAT functionality in
    their routers.

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