How do i make my downloads faster?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by JJBro1, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. JJBro1
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    It takes FOREVER to download something from the marketplace, and it doesn't take that long for my friend to download anything including 36 demos. Is there a way to make the downloads faster like perhaps opening up a port or something similar?
     
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    Buy new Internets.
     
  3. Sir-Fritz

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    Ever thought he has faster internet?
     
  4. nin10do

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    do you both have the same isp? maybe yours throttles.
     
  5. cardyology

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    Marketplace is frustratingly slow.

    I grabbed the Halo Wars Trailer last night, I have 20 meg cable broadband now, sppedtest gives me 20,800kbps downstream.

    The halo wars trailer was ~100 meg & it took 20 mins to download. I can download 7 gig in 45 mins through usenet. But through XBL 100meg takes 20 mins?

    I havnt opened any ports or anything. I usually just queue stuff up n leave it to download in the background. I suppose its a nice surprise when it says "xxxxxxx has finished downloading"
     
  6. ackers

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    sucks doesn't it? and they make us pay for this. hell, even our inbox has a limit of like 30 messages and we don't get an outbox. ms stop being cheap skates.
     
  7. 754boy

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    Lol there is no inbox limit of 30, who told you that??? And y would you need an outbox when the messages get sent instantly???? I have a 8mbps connection yet still download from Marketplace slow as hell. Maybe you could try downloading late at nite when the servers aren't so bogged down?
     
  8. ackers

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    i was just guessing but there's a limit of around that i think. outbox would be good so we can see what we've sent. i know it would have been useful to me on a number of occasions.