Toaster Tested, Toaster Approved
I've always had an issue with the PS3 and their sluggish download speeds, while my 360 never had this issue. This made me totally neglect the console in favor of my 360. A few weeks ago, I decided to give my PS3 a chance because I was tired of having to pay to play online. It's been a real struggle with downloading system updates and taking advantage of the "free" games as a newly instated Playstation Plus member. Sluggish is an understatement when referring to my download experience, it's just pathetic. I started download Counter Strike (2278 MB) around 2200hrs last night and I reached 50% of the download today at 1400hrs. Even downloading Renegade Ops was a test of patience that I managed to barely pass. I was close to losing all hope of finding a solution until I found a thread with a written tutorial.
After following the steps and connecting my PS3 to a proxy server, I decided to give it another try and download Counter Strike. I was skeptical, but my download speed has sped up substantially. I'm at 20% and I've only been downloading for 10 minutes. It may not be the fastest download around, but it's better than waiting 23 hours to download less than 3 gigs. I just wanted to give you guys a heads up and save you some time.