Holy Crap the Downloads

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by GreatCrippler, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. GreatCrippler
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    So, grabbed this today, and no shock day 1 patch. No worries. Grabbed Zelda, and Bomberman. Each game needs to do massive updates before I can play them also? Zelda made a little sense, but Bomberman?
     
  2. thorasgar

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    Konami?
     
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  3. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Welcome to current gen. i assume they are nothing like as bad as some of the XBOX One updates. 3+ GB not ucommon. And just installing some of the bigger games (Halo 5 I'm looking at you) can take 24 hours.
     
  4. GreatCrippler
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    Yea, but these are the cart versions of the games. Sheesh >.>
     
  5. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I didn't mind. Fast quick to download the updates for me, heck of a lot faster than the Wii U updates.
     
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    My download speeds are awful for some reason. One router is farther away and seems slow, the other one (my own personal wifi router set as an AP) just doesn't seem to want to work at all. The switch can connect to the AP, but can't seem to get internet from there due to DNS, even after manually setting the DNS and IP.
     
  7. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Are you guys using 2.4GHz or 5GHz wifi? I used my 5GHz.
     
  8. TheCyberQuake

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    I'm trying to use my 5GHz but it's giving me issues, and my family router is only 2.4GHz
    Edit: I manually set the DNS to the google DNS in my router settings and that seems to have done the trick.
     
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    This.. The network speeds of the Switch are far superior than the Wii-U.. Everything downloads fast, eShop loads fast... Finally a Nintendo console that doesn't neuter bandwidth to painful degrees
     
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    Yea, was my router crapping on my end... for some reason I was pulling crap speeds. I have since fixed the issue, and everything is snappy.
     
  11. linuxares

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    I also use AC 5GHz so might been a reason why it also was fast. Plus it supports MIMO.
     
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    I was surprised how fast the updates were. The system update was instant and I only had to wait for the restart of the system. The download and install of the Zelda update took only a few minutes. Probably this was faster than a ingame loading screen in Wichtcher on PS4.
     
  13. AlexanderLS

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    802.11AC only really makes sense for fiber to home people.
    802.11N Can run up to 600Mbit/s which is faster than most U.S. Consumer grade internet.
    Also 802.11N can run on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz which may be useful in situations where one of those frequencies is congested.
    If LTE-U goes forward as planned it may make 802.11AC significantly less appealing.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_in_unlicensed_spectrum
     
  14. TheCyberQuake

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    That's the theoretical maximum for 802.11N, but from what I can tell that will be shared across all devices and rarely will it reach that. And iirc 5ghz also gives higher maximum speeds.
     
  15. Hells Malice

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    Massive updates?
    Do you live on an island in the middle of the ocean?
    Phone wifi?

    The updates were so fast I couldn't even eat my tim hortons bagel before it was done. I was a bit disappointed it didn't take longer.
     
  16. TheCyberQuake

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    Maybe I did it when a bunch of people were using the servers, but it took about 10 minutes for me, even with my fast internet