Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply
Oct 03 2013
By: Effinideiot First Son 6 posts
Offline

mobile hotspot

5 replies 155 views Edited Oct 3, 2013

Can someone tell me why running my ps3 off a mobile hotspot would prevent me from downloading games in the background.

Message 1 of 6 (155 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
VP of Gaming
Registered: 01/09/2010
Online
30415 posts
 

Re: mobile hotspot

Oct 3, 2013

Welcome to the PlayStation Community.

 


Effinideiot wrote:

Can someone tell me why running my ps3 off a mobile hotspot would prevent me from downloading games in the background.


I don't think it's the fact that it's a hotspot per se but because mobile hot-spots are usually notoriously hard & unstable to use anyway.

BRIT-KO

Message 2 of 6 (154 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 12/27/2012
Offline
6 posts
 

Re: mobile hotspot

Oct 3, 2013

Why does the kind of connection affect what the playstation does or doesn't do.

Message 3 of 6 (151 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
VP of Gaming
Registered: 01/09/2010
Online
30415 posts
 

Re: mobile hotspot

Oct 3, 2013

Effinideiot wrote:

Why does the kind of connection affect what the playstation does or doesn't do.


I've never considered mobile hotspots particularly stable when it comes to using a PS3 with one, the PS3 really requires a broadband connection to run properly.

 

BRIT-KO

Message 4 of 6 (149 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
Uncharted Territory
Registered: 10/25/2007
Offline
1546 posts
 

Re: mobile hotspot

Oct 3, 2013

Your connection doesn't determine if the download can be done in the background.

 

This is decided by Sony or the developer of the specific download your doing.

Message 5 of 6 (139 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 12/27/2012
Offline
6 posts
 

Re: mobile hotspot

Oct 3, 2013

Its not a specific download its every single game over 2gb. Games I used to be able to download in the background using the same internet connection.

Message 6 of 6 (129 Views)
Reply
0 Likes