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Mar 05 2012
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Why is the Vita so slow downloading off the Store?

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My Darth Vader PSP downloads off the store faster than this wifi vita. WHY? PSP have wireless b and the vita has wireless n... I have fiber optic internet with 70Mbps connection with dual band wireless n built in. My PS3 has wireless g and it downloads at about 3~5MB/s. So why does the Vita download the slowest of the 3? it takes me 5-6 minutes to download the 12MB facebook app when it should take a few seconds.

 

 

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Mar 5, 2012

The facebook app took a long time to download I think for a lot of people, but I downloaded tester s3, ep 4 over my friends house who has a terrible internet, and both of us were using wifi at the same time, and downloaded it in about forty five minutes that is pretty average.

Also I believe it was over 400mb

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Mar 5, 2012

the tester episodes for vita are about 2.5GB. on ps3 the largest is 1GB less than that. dunno why. as for speeds, my vita should be downloading 5MB/s or more but i watch the ticker on the vita and it's downloading at about 10~100KB/s which is extremely bad.

I downloaded duodecim prologus on my psp in about 8 mins. took me almost 40mins to do the same job on my vita.

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Mar 5, 2012

TMAZT3R wrote:

The facebook app took a long time to download I think for a lot of people, but I downloaded tester s3, ep 4 over my friends house who has a terrible internet, and both of us were using wifi at the same time, and downloaded it in about forty five minutes that is pretty average.

Also I believe it was over 400mb

I just started to redownload that very episode, it has 101 minutes remaining, that is not normal for wireless n device running on a fiber optic network with a 70Mbps download and 30Mbps upload connection. my xbox downloads a 2GB demo wirelessly in about 5 minutes, my laptop the same and both have wireless n adapters.

When I remote play my vita, the audio and video is choppy. when I remote play my PSP, it's fine.

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Mar 5, 2012

Hmm interesting.. I downloaded most my stuff on my vita .. nameley the Unit 13 demo took about 5 mins or so.. Could be a faulty vita.

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Mar 5, 2012

All of my downloads downloaded at about the right speed for my internet connection.

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Mar 5, 2012

No the tester episodes are not only just 2.5 gb etc. If you go into the movies section, free tv, tester shows up around 300-500 mb for each episode do not download from the new releases in the games category.

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Mar 5, 2012

Some of it might be the server speed.  Some of it might be using multiplayer or other online stuff while downloading in background (current app would probably take bandwidth priority).  Other than that, good question.

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TMAZT3R wrote:

If you go into the movies section, free tv, tester shows up around 300-500 mb for each episode do not download from the new releases in the games category.

I actually didn't know it was in the movies section. thanks, now I can download without GB countin.

I'm gonna test my vita again, after rebooting my modem and I will have nothing running on my vita, and check it's progress.

ok, it's downloading at about 300KB/s, 22 minutes for 415MB file. That is not good at all. would someone test theirs out and report their speed along with connection speed. I used the tester episode 4, from the movies category.

I performed a connection test with it and it looks like it's only connecting to my router at "b" speeds. 10.9Mbps download, 3.0Mbps upload. MTU is 1500 and it is NAT 2.

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Mar 30, 2012

yep i had that problem but i paused the game download for about a minute and it was 100 times faster

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