Heavy Rain is patching and it's 1145 MB. That's quite a bit of data, but it's saying it's going to take 120 minutes. Is this normal for PSN or is there something up with my connection?
PSN super slow or is it my internet?
I always get like 1.5-2mb/s, same as anything else really. The Dragon's Dogma demo was going at about 1.7mb/s a couple days ago. Occasionally Steam will kick up to like 2.5, but only for a short period and then it's back down. I never understood the whole "PSN is slow" thing - it's always matched everything else no matter my internet service (at non-peak times, obviously).
Of course, patches also tend to download much slower than something from the PSN store in general.
Are you on wireless? If yes, there's your problem. I hooked up my PS3 with a cat-6a cable and there's one hell of a difference. At least 10x as fast.
That just means you have a slow wireless router. (or really weak signal I guess) Wireless N is just as fast as my PC's wired connection. (but of course even N has its limits, fortunately my connection is pretty far from them right now at just 20MB)
OP, try using Google DNS servers on your PS3, it might help. PSN is much faster for me than it used to be, I get almost the full speed of my connection now. This wasn't the case in the past, in 2008 it took me 5 hours to download Tekken 5 on a 20MB connection, total joke. (speed was ass even on wired)
Wired vs wireless has never made any difference for my PS3. Going to wired was the first thing I tried a few years ago when PSN speeds were consistently terrible, now they seem to have sorted it out for the most part.
@Sooty: PS3 does not support wireless-N, so it doesn't matter on that front
Still matters to a degree as wireless N routers are faster, the benefits can be seen on G devices as you obviously aren't guaranteed to get the full speed a G router is capable of, so the N is still going to give you a better speed. (depending on how well your G router performed) On my old Linksys WRT54G it would often top out at 800kb/s or so on wireless, now on my older G devices I get around 1.3mb/s connected to our faster N grade router.
That may be true for you, but as I've said, wired or wireless the PS3 has always been slow for me, ports forwarded, DMZ'd, nothing changes it. Wired PS3 won't get 2300KB/s (not even close), my PC will.
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