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Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

Azagoth
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Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

Trying to download the latest firmware for the PS3 and the speed is terrible.  My speedtests are all fine, up there in the normal range of 5.5 - 5.9Mb yet the actual download from the PSN site http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item245723/Update-features-%28ver-3-10%... is topping out at a whopping 80kB/s.  So, according to Firefox, it's going to take nigh on an hour to download a measly 200MB (ish) file.
Surely that can't be right in this day and age!
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

It's because it's coming from a download server so it's heavily throttled at this time of night. Add on all the other millions of PS3 users.
It's a PITA that it's compulsory. After midnight it will fly Sad
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

No Need for Speed for me tonight unless a miracle occurs Sad
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

On the PC download I'm at 137MB, it's taken 55 minutes to do that - 8 to go apparently.
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

I'm downloading to the PS3 wirelessly....20% so far.
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Euge
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

It took about 2 hours to get to 30% so I cancelled it.
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On the PC download I'm at 137MB, it's taken 55 minutes to do that - 8 to go apparently.

Linky please? I can't find the 3.1 update anywhere on playstation.com
Azagoth
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

The link is in my OP!
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

mine took about 5 mins to do
Euge
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

Sorry Azagoth, I didn't remember seeing it in the thread I thought it was all about the normal. But thanks to yourself and adie  Smiley
Edit: 20 minutes according to my download timer @ 112KB/s
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Mine only peaked at 46 Sad
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

Strange, although mines now settled down at the low 90's. I'm on the unlimited package like yourself adie.
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

It's possible I had other activity interfering with it, however I've missed my window now, SWMBO has commandeered the TV - so will have to update tomorrow Cry
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

142KB/s  Cheesy it finished on a high.
"so will have to update tomorrow"
Might be quicker for me to post my USB stick  Tongue
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Re: Firmware 3.1, very slow download.

Here's what I don't get with the download speeds I get from my PS3 when the connection is being throttled; I'm currently downloading the update, its only done 12% in about 30 minutes.  But if I download from my laptop it comes down at over 500K a sec??  Why is it so slow from the PS3?  I'd expect the download traffic to be the prioritised the same whether coming from the PS3 or laptop?
Out of peak hours the PS3 downloads fine (700-800K a sec) it's only when it's throttled that it's really bad.  Obviously it should be slower due to the downloads being prioritised but why the difference between PS3 and laptop?  I suppose it's possible the download could be coming from a different server, one being accessed via the PS3 and one from the link on the website?
It would be quicker for me to download it to a flash drive via my laptop and transfer it to the PS3 but why should I have to mess about.