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Oct 03 2013
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Can someone tell me why running my ps3 off a mobile hotspot would prevent me from downloading games in the background.

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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.

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Oct 3, 2013

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

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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