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How to Increase Ps3 Download Speeds

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 (PC, PS3)

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ISKREEM  +   1391d ago
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.
zainnaeem1993  +   1391d ago
Well thank u very much sir
cervantes99  +   1391d ago
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.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1391d ago
My PS3 usually downloads pretty fast
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.
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ChrisW  +   1390d ago
Wow... wish I had this 6 years ago!
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BitbyDeath  +   1391d ago
Thanks, will try this as soon as i get home.
Hopefully this will speed up Vidzone! XD

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Disccordia  +   1391d ago
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)
gamingdroid  +   1391d ago
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.
ChrisW  +   1390d ago
PS3 firewall bypass?
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Sgt_Slaughter  +   1391d ago
I would love to know who disagrees with a true comment.
morkendo23  +   1390d ago
would u know it.....360 girls doing it.
itsallgud  +   1391d ago
The ps3 needs all the help it can get.
caseh  +   1390d ago
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.
tarbis  +   1391d ago
I'm gonna try this. =D
tiffac008  +   1391d ago
I don't know man... our country's internet connection still suxs, so I doubt it will work. lol!
joeyisback  +   1391d ago
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
bozebo  +   1391d ago

The method described in the article is only successful as a by product of using ICS through a PC.

Just tweak your routers guys >_<
peeps  +   1391d ago
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)
Fylus  +   1391d ago
50mb? Jesus Christ; where do you live
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Neko_Mega  +   1391d ago
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.
hiredhelp  +   1391d ago
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.
kreate  +   1391d ago
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.
bozebo  +   1391d ago
"...MAG with no lag. " that rhymes
peeps  +   1391d ago

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...
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thekiddfran  +   1391d ago
How do you open your ports on the ps3 or change the ps3 to DMZ mode???
dantesparda  +   1391d ago
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)
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tigertron  +   1391d ago
I just sign out of the PSN.
davekaos  +   1391d ago
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
Kstaa18  +   1391d ago
Please elaborate.
dantesparda  +   1391d ago
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
GanjaMan  +   1391d ago
how do i do this? + can you do it through a macbookpro?
davekaos  +   1391d ago
putting an IP into a DMZ state needs to be done by connecting to you router IP, usually

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!
Ocelot525  +   1391d ago
most routers use
lsujester  +   1391d ago
One of the two, usually. I've had three over the years, they all used 0.1
davekaos  +   1391d ago
@ 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!
caseh  +   1391d ago
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.
TheWolverine  +   1391d ago
get better internet!
Yi-Long  +   1391d ago
I've got a pretty good internet connection...
... 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.
Fez  +   1391d ago
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.
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leogets  +   1391d ago
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
Jihaad_cpt  +   1390d ago
sorry you are talking non sense
kneon  +   1390d ago
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.
Fez  +   1390d ago
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
pucpop  +   1391d ago
no thanks. i connect via my mobile phone, no problem.
Swinny96  +   1391d ago
What About MaC
zainnaeem1993  +   1391d ago
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
zainnaeem1993  +   1391d ago
edited out*
LolololRumz  +   1391d ago
I wish I'd seen it earlier, just downloaded the Sly Trilogy and it took FOREVER :( But thanks for this
CynicalVision  +   1391d ago
Hmm I wonder what I'm doing wrong, whenever I test the new settings I'm greeted to the 'failed' text for 'internet connection'.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1391d ago
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.
KwietStorm  +   1391d ago
Why is it always the people with one bubble who try so hard?
padz1  +   1391d ago
Why is it people with two bubbles always take the piss of the puny one bubblers?
bbadbill2  +   1391d ago
Nobody's perfect but some of us are closer than others.
pupa  +   1391d ago
What a pi$$ poor fanboy attempt by an eXbox360 fnanatic. Try again!
Fez  +   1391d ago
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...
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KwietStorm  +   1391d ago
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.
Jihaad_cpt  +   1390d ago
you are talking shit I have a very slow line because of where I live and 1.5GB usually takes about 2 hours
csreynolds  +   1390d ago
Go. Away. Troll.
GraveLord  +   1391d ago
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.
peeps  +   1391d ago
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
ZippyZapper  +   1391d ago
Get a faster ISP
Ness-Psi  +   1391d ago
i find installing stuff on ps3 takes just as long to download it lol.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1391d ago
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.
Blaine  +   1391d ago
I don't have any issues with the download speeds... It's the INSTALL speeds that drive me nuts.
armorki  +   1391d ago
Just get a better Internet connection lol
STGuy1040  +   1391d ago
Fantastic article!
TABSF  +   1391d ago
PS3 its only needs PC :)
Ethereal  +   1391d ago
Don't download during prime time. I have never had problems downloading at night. Although shortly after store updates speeds decrease.
The_Nameless_One  +   1391d ago
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.
lucifon  +   1391d ago
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.
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Disccordia  +   1391d ago
Lol very weird solution.
Apolloeye  +   1390d ago
As strange as it sounds, this sound legit. The wireless adapater connects to the main USB bus, so plugging in a controller to charge could increase the power used by the bus and in-turn improve your wireless by providing it with more power and thus a stronger signal.
Ares90  +   1391d ago
gonna try this, bf patch should be the testing day.
SaffronCurse  +   1391d ago
Yeah my Internet speed is 15Mbps, the ps3 indicated my download speed as 5-6mbps. But to be honest i don't care, most of the time when i download stuff i just leave the ps3 on when im away or asleep for it to download the games and demos..Plus it turns itself off once all the downloads are done.
kingPoS  +   1391d ago
I'm on 3mb DSL and a 1700mb demo takes just a little over 5hours.
And I use Vonage too!

DSLAM problems anyone?

Edit: My ps3 sees a 2.3mb conection
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Braid  +   1391d ago
Don't go wireless, you should always use an ethernet cable to get the best of your connection. It's the same with every device: wired connection is always faster and more stable when compared to wireless connection due to other singals interfering with your router and/or walls blocking the way to your device. The proximity of your device to the router affects the connection speed as well, so you should avoid using wireless if possible.

If you're using a cable and getting slower speeds than usual, though, there's probably something wrong with your router settings.
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Akin0  +   1391d ago
I tried the dmz configuration and the proxy trick, and neither worked. Model is non-bc fat 40G PS3 and network is wireless. I then bought a powerline ethernet adapter and went to a wired connection and download speeds more closely match other devices on the network.

I read somewhere it has something to do with the wireless receiver in the fat PS3 but it doesn't make any sense to me.

Then again for movies i just stream them on my xbox360 instantly. Its just for system updates, game updates, and game downloads from PSN that I download anything off PSN.
Akin0  +   1391d ago
Even a PS3 plugged into wireless bridge like a Netgear WHNDE111 works better than the PS3 directly on wireless. Go figure.

Something to do with the design of the wireless receiver causing either PSN or the ISP to throttle anything going to it. I'm too lazy and don't care enough right now to go find where i read that.
banjadude  +   1390d ago
Very true. I used to be on a sole wireless connection, and it was pretty bad. I switched to a bridge connection (using an old "bunny ears" Linksys router) and it was x5 better.

I'm now using a Belkin device that goes directly into a powerline, with another powerline unit connected to my internet modem, SOOOO much better.

Still, I need a better ISP; I'm only getting about 3 mbps.
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