Here is how to increase your ps3 download speed, use your PC as a proxy server, and then your PS3 would connect to the Internet via your PC
Very helpful and informative. I used to experience painfully slow download speeds on my PS3 at times, but upon following this tutorial my performance increased by over 12x! You have my thanks.
Well thank u very much sir
Thank you for posting a real and informative article. Nice to see some quality info on N4G. I have been meaning to do this for awhile now, I think I will set this up tonight. My downloads have been tolerable for small files, but full game trials take FOREVER to download.
Updates firmware in 5 minutes at most and updates games in about 2 minutes. Although 4GB demos usually take a lot longer. But if you can take the time to set this up, then go ahead.
Wow... wish I had this 6 years ago!
Thanks, will try this as soon as i get home. Hopefully this will speed up Vidzone! XD
Very good guide but you shouldn't have to go through 12 moderately complex steps to to get faster speeds in the first place (IMO)
I wonder why this is causing it to go faster? Usually when you add a proxy, it slows down the connection, not speed up as you have to go through another intermediary server.
PS3 firewall bypass?
I would love to know who disagrees with a true comment.
would u know it.....360 girls doing it.
The ps3 needs all the help it can get.
For all the retards that disliked my post and noted it as 'not a reply'
Like I said, this has been known for AGES and this is just another approach to the SAME SOLUTION for increasing downalod speeds.
I'm gonna try this. =D
I don't know man... our country's internet connection still suxs, so I doubt it will work. lol!
ps3 download speeds go by your internet speed when i had 6mb internet it took for ever sometimes and now i got the 15mb it downloads way faster also you got to have your ports open on the ps3 or have your ps3 in dmz mode for the full speed to really reach the system if some ports are closed it messes with your connection and speed
This^ The method described in the article is only successful as a by product of using ICS through a PC. Just tweak your routers guys >_<
I don't think so... I have 50mb Virgin media and usually get 35mb down according to speedtest. Via Steam on PC I download at 4.5-5mb/s whereas on PS3 (in DMZ) it only downloads at maybe 1mb/s (based on physically watching the download)
50mb? Jesus Christ; where do you live
I went from AT&T's 10mbps to Cox Cable 18mbps, I can play MAG with no lag. I think PS3 sometimes doesn't get the full speed from some company's internet, because I have heard people have problems with others. Don't know but Cox offers up to 55mbps here.
Im with VM too also 50mb xxl btw increasing this year to 100mb free charge and againt in summer to 120mb gota love virgin gota love fiberoptic better.
I didnt know ps3 had slow download speed. When i download something from psn, i check the status and it shows 900kb/s download speed which .. I think is pretty good.
"...MAG with no lag. " that rhymes
@Neko_Mega I'm not talking about lag issues.... I'm talking about actual download speeds. Yes if I run a speedtest on my ps3 I get speeds of around 30-35mb (same as my pc) but you don't actually download at that rate... It's all dependant on where your getting the data from and there must be a bottleneck on Sony's end imo. I presume I got disagree's because I said downloads on PS3 are slow. I'm just stating facts based on my network... http://www.speedtest.net/re...
How do you open your ports on the ps3 or change the ps3 to DMZ mode???
You have to do it throught your router. You cant open ports on the PS3. The easier route would be to just put the PS3 in the routers DMZ. I dont feel that it makes a difference though. I get like 1 megabyte a sec on the PS3 when im downloading and my ISP download speeds are 10 megabits per sec (so that means that Im getting around 8 megabits per sec). I can tell just by counting the megabytes as they download in the download manager on the PS3. When i put the PS3 in the routers DMZ, it doesnt make a difference. However, i would suggest putting it into the DMZ mode simply because certain games can give you connection problems when you're not in it (e.g. EA games)
I just sign out of the PSN.
You could follow this tutorial step by step and waste 30-60 mins or you could give your playstation a static ip and put it in a DMZ state and then use a google DNS server. 2 mins of configuration and not only that but now all your playstation ports are open which means you will be able to connect to any online game host without issues and less lag depending on the host
He just means to go into the ps3's network setting and set a static ip (a ip address that doesnt change) and change the dns server address to something from google. However, to put the ps3 into the dmz, you have to do that through the router, you cant do that through the ps3. But why would any of this make it faster? the static ip, would only make it a split sec faster when you first turn on the ps3 and it is connecting to the router, after that though a static ip address, wouldnt make much of difference any more. Samething with the dns, once it connects to the site, a faster dns server shouldnt make a difference. As for lag, good luck controlling that. the best you can do for lag is optimize your end and avoid playing against further away people. Especially other countries
how do i do this? + can you do it through a macbookpro?
putting an IP into a DMZ state needs to be done by connecting to you router IP, usually 192.168.0.1 Each router differs so there would be no point in me trying to explain, Best thing to do is google how to DMZ on your router. Ganja, yes it can be done on mac book it can be done on anything providing you are able to connect to you router. The whole reason why your speeds are slow on psn is because your connecting to their portal on a port that may be restricted or have limited traffic ie 1 way traffic. Guaranteed putting your PS in a DMZ state will resolve ALL your online issues!
most routers use 192.168.1.1
One of the two, usually. I've had three over the years, they all used 0.1
@ Dante, i did not say its guaranteed to make things less laggy, it all depends on the host however with a DMZ your packet of data is sent straight to the host without trying to find a correct port. Without a DMZ or your ports opened means your packet has to find an alternate route which results in a delay in how long your packet takes to reach the host which then means "LAG" Clearly you dont understand how network traffic works, i suggest you learn something before posting!
May as well dump the PS3 in DMZ like Davekaos suggested, its not like its going to get any brute force hack attempts made on it and it will solve any issues with online gaming.
get better internet!
... 50mb/s However, PSN is the only thing that's really slow for me. PC, 360, and also Battlefield 3 on PS3 all work smoothly and fast, but when it comes to downloading PS3 updates or content, it's noticeably slower than everything else. Sadly. Will try forwarding my ports and all that.
I get over 10meg download speeds and yet I have worked out that psn limits me to under 56kb/s speeds... it's 1998 again! Over 10 hours and counting to download the darkness 2 demo... half an hour on steam. PSN sucks.
Jesus christ something not right there bud. I have ps3 set up wirelessly with around 7 meg a demo of 2 gb size would take 30 mins max. When I had 2 meg it would take 2 hrs
sorry you are talking non sense
It's most likely your isp limiting your throughput, some do that with game systems. I've heard that my isp does this but the effect seems to be minimal for me. I've not measured the throughput on my ps3 but my pc's get about 48Mbps. A ps3 system update normally takes 7-8 minutes from start to finish including the install and reboot. A 1.5GB download on my ps3 is typically 15-20 minutes.
Good point kneon, sounds about right too since I'm on a pretty cheap package and they advertise a more expensive gaming package too. Hardly get any lag ingame tho, just excruciatingly long downloads... not worth an upgrade for me. Probably not PSN then. It doesn't suck! :P
no thanks. i connect via my mobile phone, no problem.
What About MaC
Guys i also uploaded an article on how to put your ps3 in dmz so that you can combine these 2 and get the best results
I wish I'd seen it earlier, just downloaded the Sly Trilogy and it took FOREVER :( But thanks for this
Hmm I wonder what I'm doing wrong, whenever I test the new settings I'm greeted to the 'failed' text for 'internet connection'.
Must suck not to be able just to download it with normal download speeds. You know, like I do when I download stuff on my Xbox. Just pick what it is, and download it with normal speeds. There should be no fixes needed. It should just be. I hate that it's not. But I've learned from owning my PS3, that download speeds can be pretty slow, but even though, still having to wait to install after the download takes time too, so I guess after all that, I'm saying I don't mind the regular slow downloads of the free PSN. I mean, SEN.
Why is it always the people with one bubble who try so hard?
Why is it people with two bubbles always take the piss of the puny one bubblers?
Nobody's perfect but some of us are closer than others.
What a pi$$ poor fanboy attempt by an eXbox360 fnanatic. Try again!
Completely right Endoran. Why should your PS3 be 20 times slower than your pc, no exaggeration for me btw. One day to download a 1.5GB demo is terrible. Still would never pay for xbl tho! @KwietStorm, it's strange tho because I downloaded the same demo from steam in about 30mins. I have no idea what's causing such massive slow-down...
A day to download 1.5gigs? Something is wrong with your connection, and that doesn't mean OH YOU GOT CRAPPY INTERNETS, but you may want to look at the communication from your modem to your PS3. I download files that size in maybe an hour on a 20mb connection.
you are talking shit I have a very slow line because of where I live and 1.5GB usually takes about 2 hours
Go. Away. Troll.
I don't need to do this. MY PS3 download speed is already equal to that of my PC. I run a wired connection so maybe that's why.
what speeds do you manage? Both my pc and PS3 are wired to the router but pc see's dl speeds of 4.5mb/s (in steam) compared to 1mb/s on PS3
Get a faster ISP
i find installing stuff on ps3 takes just as long to download it lol.
I didn't do as the article suggests, but I did just assign my PS3 to a DMZ in my router and it made a world of difference! I downloaded a 1.5 GB file in about 15 minutes after I set it up. That was a drastic increase for me.
I don't have any issues with the download speeds... It's the INSTALL speeds that drive me nuts.
Just get a better Internet connection lol
PS3 its only needs PC :)
Don't download during prime time. I have never had problems downloading at night. Although shortly after store updates speeds decrease.
How to increase your PS3 internet speeds: 1. Connect an ethernet cable to the back of the PS3. 2. Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the back of you router.
If you're on wireless I'm not even joking with this - try plugging your controller in to charge. Notice the download speeds turn to what they 'should' be. It genuinely works. I had issues with slow download speeds for years on my PS3, despite it being about 20cm above the 360 (which has no speed issues on wireless). This solved it.