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SUPER slow download speeds on my Vita?

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I download at about 2-3MB/sec but I am trying to download the Soul Sacrafice demo (1.2GB) and its telling me its going to take about 2 hours instead of like the 7 minutes it should take.

 

Why is it going so slow?

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Re: SUPER slow download speeds on my Vita?

Apr 20, 2013
PSN, speeds may very from actual use to the server (PSN) your downloading it from. Your not alone
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Apr 20, 2013

Yes but on my PS3 the download speeds are as they should be, I download 1GB in about 7 minutes on there. My Vita is hooked up to the same internet (And by that logic, the same server) but runs about 8X as slow.

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Very strange , I wouldn't know because my PS3 is wired and my Vita is wireless so my ps3 downloads faster
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Apr 20, 2013

My ps3 gets its internet through Wi-Fi, so that doesnt really effect my connection at all.

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I downloaded Soul Sacrifice right when it came out on Wednesday and it took IIRC less then12 minutes. I had it at my desk where my wireless router is while I was playing Diablo 3.

 

I just ran a speedtest on my Vita and out of 3 test it got 8.2, 10.2, and 10.2 Mbps.

 

Are your speeds from the Vita or what your provider says you have? I get much faster speeds on my desktop (40-60Mbps), then my laptop on the same connection running wirelessly get's between 15-18Mbps, and apparently Vita around 8-10Mbps over wifi.

 

Obviously these speeds will slow when more people are online both at home and on the network (both Sony and National).

 

I'm just happy my ping on both laptop and desktop usually is at around 5 ms locally and just under 100 ms from PNW to Florida. Not bad, not bad at all. Too bad I don't play many online games. Though if I were to play it would be on Battlefields 3's West Coast Dedicated servers.

 

Anyway, yeah I'd expect faster downloads then that. My downloads on my Vita have been pretty fast as of lately. Good luck.

 

Edit: Oh yeah, and my son downloaded DOTA 2 on Steam last night on my desktop around early evening and it took about 10 minutes to download a 3.2 GB file.

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They're not anything what it says I have. It should be around 3mbps, but its really going at about 250kbps. Ugh.

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They're not anything what it says I have. It should be around 3mbps, but its really going at about 250kbps. Ugh.


First I'd to a speedtest on another device. Speedtest click me.

 

 If your speeds are low for that test I'd do the following.

 

Try pausing your download.

 

Reset modem and router.

 

Then restart download.

 

If not, try pausing the download and restarting your Vita.

 

If that doesn't work, I'd probably stop download, delete file and then restart as a last resort. After all if it's going to take 2 hours anyway, what's the harm.

 

I wouldn't think it's Sony unless they use a different network when we do our internet test on the Vita.

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Speed Test yielded the following results:

Ping: 26ms

Download:  7.70mbps

Upload: 1.05mbps

 

I'll try restarting the router and moden then, and see if that helps. I guess I'll just wait for this to finish downloading first, though.

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Another thing to check...  Does your Vita download any faster when it is plugged in and charging?  I've noticed that mine does.  It's almost like the wireless card is running at a lower power level/battery save mode running on battery than it is when the Vita is plugged in.  I just started downloading Soul Sacrifice on my Vita on battery, and it said it was going to take 48 minutes.  Plugged it in and within a few seconds, it was down to about 15 minutes.

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