Hi, I have some questions about the network and the PS3 console itself. I upgraded my internet a couple of months ago. My provider is Time-Warner Cable which uses RoadRunner for their internet. I have upgraded to Extreme which packs a 50 mbps download and 5 mbps upload. I was brought out a brand new modem (Motorola).
I had 2 techs come out and test my connections on December 31st. I am in fact getting the speeds I pay for with my laptop and the Google browser off the 320Gb console I currently use. Now when I do a connection test through System Settings, I`m lucky to get a reading above 10MBPS download and 3 mbps upload.
I realize it says at the bottom it is not accurate. But why would these numbers be so low??
The one tech has a PS3 and plays all the time. He told me that it is the PSN!!! I have to agree with the tech because over the years I have noticed the distinct advantage the europeaons and japenese have over the USA servers. It is my opinion that the USA servers are not near as good as the others. I recently purchased a movie through the playstation store. It took 68 minutes to download.
1. Is it the Network lagging?
2. Is it my console or my consoles hard drive?
68 minutes to download a full length feature film is actually faster than I would have expected.
The bottom line is that it doesn't matter whether you get 10 Mbps service or 1 Gbps service, you are limited by the upload speeds of the PSN.
As far as US vs. Europe vs. Asia servers, I don't really see the point in worrying about it unless you plan to move out of the country. Plus my guess is that there are a few more PS3 gamers in the US and Canada than there are in other parts of the world.
Well of course with the size of America there probably are more gamers here. The Euros and asians have a much faster server because they will kill you extremely fast compared to a american. So you seem to agree 68 minute download is in fact the PSN server.