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Slow Wireless Speeds on PS3

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I tried a search if anyone had created a similar forum but had no luck..(sorry if i missied it though lol).

 

But yeh the problem im finding with useing the PS3 wireless is the download speed.

I turned it on yesterday morning around 10.30am...went to start up PAIN and it said it needed to update 8 files in total...so i hit yes...

it got to 11.00 pm last night and it had only completed 5 out of the 8 downloads.

i checked my download limit useage and it seems the PS3 was downloading around only 200mb in

1 hour.

Thats way to slow...

I cant understand why this is happening. Everything else i use that has wireless is super fast.

Is it something with a setting on the PS3 it self...or is that the way wireless is for it??

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Re: Slow Wireless Speeds on PS3

When you say "wireless" do you mean 3g mobile broadband or a 802.11G Wireless LAN connection from an ADSL router?

 

What brand/model is your modem&/router?

 

What are the results (all the results) of an Internet Connection Test?

 

Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Test



 



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Re: Slow Wireless Speeds on PS3

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I have my PS3's all connected wireless to the modem directly.

my current router is the Netgear DGND3300 Dual Band N wireless.

my previous router was a 2005 model Belkin G wireless one.

 

Wireless speed for the PS3 have been identicle with both that i tried it. slow.

 

I tried the speed test. it shows on the slim PS3 i get:

Download speed: 4.1Mbps

Upload Speed: 260.1 kbps

 

WIth my laptop i manage to download about 530 k/b a sec on wireless N

My 360 downloaded a 1.46GB Demo in less than 40 mins again on wireless N.

I know Wireless N is much faster...but shouldnt the G one still download more than 200MB in 1 hour??

 

I have 3 PS3's around the house 2 fat ones & 1 slim...there all pretty much the same for wireless speed.

Im just worried incase there maybe connecting in B mode instead of G mode???

 

 

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Wouldnt let me EDIT my last post..lol

 

I manged to test the connection speed on my other 2 Fat PS3 models.

 

The main one that i use downstairs.. i tried the connection test twice

first time it got 1.5Mbps then second time it got 2.1Mbps for the download speed

 

the second PS3 fat model that i for some reason it kept timing out for the test...but i manged to get one test to work.

it only got 881kbps for download..

 

What i dont understand is..the Slim PS3 is teh furthest away from my modem..yet that receives the fastest speed...the other 2 that are closer run slower.

 

 

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Re: Slow Wireless Speeds on PS3

In reality the wireless connection has little to do with your download speed. The main thing effecting your download speed is the internet connection. However it would be useful if you could post ALL of the results. For example, what does it say for NAT type and UPnP? How long does it take to run the test? Does it seem too slow in obtaining results?

1.5mbs is very slow for ADSL2 but probably about right for ADSL1. Typically I get 4.3 download.

Go to http://speedtest.net/ (on a PC), run the test and post the results here.

 

Also, reset your modem (turn it off for at least 30 seconds). Run the network setup again on your slower PS3 (use Easy setup). Never hurts to blow the cobwebs out occasionally.

 

Also you could try a temporary wired connection to see how much difference that makes. Maybe your slower PS3 is sitting next to another radio source that causes interference. Lost packets have to be resent which causes significant delay.



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Re: Slow Wireless Speeds on PS3

Also, you might want to try changing the channel on your wireless router. The default is 6, but I suggest changing it to 1 or 11. This will reduce the amount of interference from other radio sources.
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Thanks everyone for the help and replies .much appriciated.

 

Im on ADSL1 where i live.

heres the results from speedtest.net:

[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/1019169870.png[/IMG][/URL]

for the reset modem ive already tried that.didnt seem to help anything.

 

Originally on my first Fat PS3 i had that next to my router so i use to run it off the Ethernet cable..I found that excellent for download speed..I remember it would take around no more than 12 mins to download a firmware update. but after that i switched it to wireless it started to take around between 40-60 mins. and for that reason now i use the sony website to download any firmware updates that come out.

 

From memory when i ran the test this morning i think for UPnP it said Unavailable and for the NAT type it said type 2..im pretty sure thats what it said.

on one of the PS3's it did seem alittler longer to obtain the test..plus it timed out a few times too..

So far the slim PS3 seems to run the best on wireless compared to the 2 older FAT models.

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The fact that even the test times out probably does indicate a problem with the wireless connection on that PS3.

What if you swap the Slim with the .. Stout , does it behave better in another location?

Did you try changing the wireless channel on the router as Renze suggested?

 

Do try and get UPnP working. There should be a setting the the router.



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ill see tommorrow if i get a chance to swap them around and see the results.

and yes ive tried changing the channels...had tried that earlier this year..

Could be the older PS3's are just not working 100% with the current modem ive got..

 

 

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on your PS3s write down their IP addresses obtained from

Settings > Network Settings > Settings and Connection Status List

 

then on your computer go to Start > Accessories > command prompt

and enter

 

ping -n 10 <ip address>

 

where <ip address> is the IP address you wrote down earlier. Do this for each PS3's ip address and compare the results. You should have 0% lost packets and similar times.

 

eg

 

ping 192.168.1.2
PING 192.168.1.2 (192.168.1.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=14.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=1.31 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=3.16 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=1.71 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=1.18 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=1.18 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=7 ttl=255 time=1.36 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=8 ttl=255 time=4.56 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=9 ttl=255 time=2.15 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=10 ttl=255 time=1.37 ms
^C
--- 192.168.1.2 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9013ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.185/3.285/14.828/3.983 ms



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