Does it really take this long?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Prime, May 27, 2008.

  1. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm downloading the demo GRID, it is 795mb (or around about that) and it is taking soooo long.

    Am i only one getting this slowness in downloading demos? What can i do you improve it?

    I can't hook my 360 up to my router via ethernet because it is to far away and i've moved my wifi bridge as close as possible to the router.
     
  2. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

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  3. Bob Evil

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    Prime, is it genuinely slow, or are you just impatient ... ?

    My 360s are both on the other side of the house from my wireless router, and the Live downloads seem pretty fast to me ...
     
  4. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well it is known that I'm a very impatient person..

    I'm going to check on the percentage.

    EDIT: 54% [​IMG] I have alot of demos i want to play...
     
  5. Bloodgod

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    http://www.speedtest.net/

    if it's lower than 500kb/... thats your problem. you need to pony up more money to your ISP to get the fastest they have available in your area.
     
  6. 754boy

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    I have damn good speeds normally but for some reason on Live, I never get full speed either. Demos take a long time for me to dowload too sometimes. I think it also as to do with the server load of XBL at the time. [​IMG] It would have been nice if Microsoft would implement some kind of bandwidth monitor to let us know exactly how fast the downloads were going.
     
  7. Twiffles

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  8. xJonny

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    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  9. Soopy

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    i wish i had Twiffles speed....*smashes piggy bank*

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  10. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I don't pay for my internet access, my mum does.

    Anyways, I've been downloading more demos and they seem to go faster.

    btw:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Linkiboy

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    I usually max out my connection... 1GB demo takes about 25 minutes.
     
  12. Linkiboy

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    Thats about 120KB/s, so a 1GB demo would take over two hours.
     
  13. Salamantis

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    I am supposed to get 7Mbps. I get 1.6. Bell Sympatico sucks pure shit.
     
  14. ZeWarrior

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    You download at 1.6MBps? Thats weird. You should be downloading at half of that.
     
  15. science

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    Same here. I also download slow on XBL
     
  16. Bloodgod

    Bloodgod 嵐の王

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    betters start doing more stuff around the house or get a job. So you can pay for more speed
     
  17. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You could pay all you want and you wouldn't get more speed. Tiscali suck ass , worst isp ever. I'd rather go without than use them. Oh noes , you actually dare to use your internet , throttled.
     
  18. Prime
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    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I guess i'll live with it, my mum won't get faster internets.

    She went with Tiscali because it is cheap.

    EDIT: Just played the Penny Arcade demo [​IMG]
     
  19. Sir-Fritz

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    Now don't laugh thats fast for non adsl2+ (24 000kbps) as i live in Australia.