Playstation 3 and my internet speed

May 2, 2008 at 04:26:25
Specs: vista, NA
Im sure everyone here has heard about this before. I have searched for days trying to find a solution, but just cant.

Before i begin, here is what i have:
20mb broadband
belkin n1 router
laptop (wireless g)
desktop (cabled)

Bassicly, the internet speed on my ps3 isnt all that sharp. When I download anything off of PSN, the speed is terrible. At this point, i was thinking yeah ok, maybe the psn network is beeing heavily used.
But to make sure it wasnt my internet connection, i went onto my laptop, and done a speed test. I got 1980kb/s download and 789kb/s upload.
Went onto the desktop, got the same results
I then went onto my ps3's web browser, and done a speed test. the result was 232kb/s download and 768kb/s upload.
I done this a number of times, all through the day. Result was always around 200kb/s download, and full speed upload.
I put the ps3 in dmz, disabled security, static ip's, setup everything! but still no diffrence.
So i thought maybe my ps3's wireless card is duff. so i cabled it up into my router. still the same poor speed. i even plugged the ps3 straight into my cable modem, but still no diffrence. i even setup a wireless sharing thing on my laptop. (internet>>router>>laptop>>ps3)
Still that same score around 200kb/s!
I have linux installed on my ps3, so i logged onto linux, and done the same speedtest a number of times.... 1897kb/s download, and 789kb/s upload. That was using a cabled connection into the router using dhcp. Done the same test, on linux, but using the built-in wireless, and got the same good speed as the cabled test on linux.
Can someone please tell me if i am doing something wrong. i feel like i have tried everything!

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May 2, 2008 at 04:42:10
Have you tried updating the PS3 Frimware?

Have you tried updating your routers Frimware?

Have you tried a diff router?

Have you tired directly connecting your ps3 into your cable modem?

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May 2, 2008 at 05:39:38
PS3 firmware is the newest one (2.30 i think)

Yes, router firmware is upto date

Yes tried a linksys wrg54 but still does the same

Yes i have tried cabling it into my cable router, still rubbish speed.
Thats what i dont understand. When it is cabled straight to the router, there is no diffrence. But if i cable it up but use linux, the internet/speedtests run at full speed.

Thanks for reply though mate

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May 2, 2008 at 07:24:36
Have you tired surfing the internet on your PS3 browers and going to a bandwidth test site and see what your bandwidth reading is using the ps3 browser?

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May 2, 2008 at 07:39:52
Yes i have. Youtube takes alot longer to buffer on my ps3 than my laptop or desktop.

I just done another speedtest using the ps3 browser, and i got 221kb/s download, and 749kb/s


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May 2, 2008 at 08:04:04
Have you tired putting the PS3's IP address in the DMZ section in your router settings?

If you don't know what a DMZ is this explains it and how to get to it in your router.

It's the moden router itself that is blocking the PS3's IP address making your PS3 run slow.

From what i got is that you have a wireless router that connects to a modem router. You haven't tried connecting it to a straight modem that doesn't have a router on it have you? because if you have then your ps3 would be going as fast as your other connections, but for some reason your modem router is blocking the PS3's IP address. So we can eliminate your wireless router, because from my understanding you tried to hardwire it straight to your modem router and it's still doing it. It's most def the modem router settings.

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May 2, 2008 at 08:25:49
I set the playstation a static ip, and put that ip into the dmz, so yes i have.

I havnt got a modem-router combo. I have cable broadband so i have a dedicated modem all together. my setup goes like this:

internet>>>cable modem>>>router>>>ps3

I have tried plugging the playstation directly into the cable modem, which would cancel out the router all together, but i still got the same, 200kb/s slow speed.

So it cannot be the router. I just dont understand it. It cannot be something wrong with the ps3, becuase i have linux installed on it, and downloads download on that super fast.

Do you think it could be something wrong with my ISP? maybe blocking the ps3 or limiting it?

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May 2, 2008 at 08:44:13
Ok now that we cleared that up that you indeed have a cable modem, and not a cable modem router.

Has this always been like this since day one when you got your system?

Did this start after you installed linux on it?

I don't think it's a bandwidth limit from your ISP because you tried to connect the ps3 directly to your modem with nothing else connected and it was still giving you low speeds.

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May 2, 2008 at 09:04:20
When i 1st got my ps3, i had 2mb internet. that worked fine. full speed all the time (210kb/s roughly)
I then upgraded to the 20mb internet. laptop and desktop both get fast speed, but the ps3 only 210kb/s
its acting like it is still on 2mb internet!

Also, as soon as i got my ps3, i installed linux staight away, so i had 2mb when i done that. Do you think that maybe linux has something to do with it?

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May 2, 2008 at 09:40:28
I think it very much could have something to do with it, because there is nothing that we haven't went through that should be causing this problem. If you take your ps3 somewhere else say a friends house with a broadband connection and it's still giving you only 210kb then it's def your ps3 and i'd bet linux is causing the problem.

You can always try removing the hard drive and then turning on the ps3, you don't need the hard drive to start the ps3 because the ps3's menu is programmed into the Bios chip inside the ps3. So i would try that and then see if your sppeds change, if it does then you found your problem, it's linux.

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July 4, 2008 at 10:47:11
I'm experiencing the same issue. What site did you use to test your Internet connection speed from the Playstation? I usually use pcpitstop, but the PS's browser doesn't support the newer version of Flash required to run its test.

When I look at the wireless clients from my router, the Playstation shows a transation speed of 1 Mbs, sometimes reaching 2 MBs. Very discouraging.

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July 20, 2008 at 22:21:20
Yep, I'm getting similar problems. I download around 11Mb per sec on my computers but only around 1-2Mb per sec on the damn PS3. I'm trying to watch an HD movie but it's f---ing buffering the whole time. Piece of s---e.

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September 28, 2008 at 00:54:54
I have had my ps3 for about a month now and the download speed on the psn is terrible. I left my ps3 overnight to download 2 demos and only 1 was downloaded in 8 hours. Surely this is a major downfall by sony as it only takes 15 mins on xbox to download the same demo.
I'm searching on the internet to find out if this is the same for all ps3's or just an unlucky few.
I'm on wireless and i read somewhere that it is the ps3's internal wireless router that is faulty.
Can anyone help?
i have always been a sony user but to be honest this has put me off.

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January 2, 2009 at 03:48:46
Well, I have got the same prob, guyz. But what the weird thing is, I haven't installed Linux and I have my connection wired, not wireless (so this shouldn't be a problem with ps3's internal wireless stuff). And I've got this problem for few weeks, not from the start. Has anyone know the answer?

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January 5, 2009 at 19:35:23
I'm having the same problem. I have two PS3s wired, two xbox360s wired, three laptops wireless and one desktop wired. Consistent 12000 to 15000 kb/s speed with all computers, and 50 meg downloads from XBL takes about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Also have iTouch and PSP and no speed issues there either.

I've tested both PS3s at and which are very reliable sites and have a range of 500 kb/s to 2000 kb/s. On two occasions I had a spike of 6000 kb/s but would still level out to 2000 kb/s or less.

All components on my network have static ip addresses and I have tried UPNP on and off, port forwarding, and dmz for both PS3s. Port forwarding and dmz was attempted on one system and then the other, as both cannot be assigned at the same time.

I have tried a D-Link DGL 4300, D-Link DIR-628 and my old Linksys WRT54G-L with updated firmwares and also updated the Linksys with 3rd party firmware (Tomato) and have had no luck.

I have read hundreds of forum posts over the past week and we are definitely not the only people having problems. However, quite a few people apparently have similar speeds on both their PCs and PS3s. This is why I haven't been able to give up on this frustration yet.

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January 16, 2009 at 06:35:50
Well, I have sent an e-mail to SCE America, but, unfortunately, that didn't help either. As a response, they sent a link with they FAQ site on Official Playstation Forum Thread :/ If anyone will finally be able to solve this problem, please write it in this thread. This would be really helpful.

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January 22, 2009 at 11:19:35
I too have the same issue, I have a 16 mbps connection on all my computers with wireless N. All computers and laptops run flawlessly on the connection. The playstation 3 is slow on both WAN and LAN connections. I set up HFS for transferring files from my PC to my PS3 via wireless but it just barely gets the job done. I download the same files internally on my laptop in 2-3 minutes and on the PS3 it takes well over 30 or 40 minutes. Has anyone come up with a solution or figured out what causes this problem?

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April 8, 2009 at 00:55:06
This is what i have:
Verizon Fios 50mb
D-link 4500
Linksys N Adapter Model:WGA600N

When im downloading demos or whatever on my ps3 i have an average speed of 45 50mb i never lag out never ever have internet issues and i have like 4 other computers and i never have a problem if anybody gets that router and the adapter you will b set the router is about 200 and the adapter is 100 but trust me its all worth it you wont regret it ive had it for 1 yr and no problems so far and i play ever time i get a chance but when im off of work i play hrs stright all day or whatever with my friends

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October 21, 2009 at 19:58:42
as far as psn downloads go use a ps3 proxy server and you will get full speed downloads, look up ps3 proxy on youtube and there will be a instructions video on how to set up ps3 proxy and a link in the descriptons area to the ps3 proxy download, however this does not speed up the ps3 internet browser only psn download, it should be the first video when you look it up man

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December 9, 2009 at 14:12:17
Link below has a solution. Long story short, take a look at your router's wireless settings. Default is "mixed", ie wireless b and g for example. PS3 will apparently default to b, which for the PS3 is inferior to g (shouldn't be, but is). Set router to g only, go back and resetup PS3 network settings (if necessary), and things should be better.

I was testing ~50ms on on my hardwired desktop and wireless laptop but ~150ms on PS3. Once I forced the router to g, PS3 ping times fell to 50ms as well.

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December 13, 2009 at 10:05:20
I've been watching this thread- unfortunately I don't think it's
a hardware issue or a problem on the user's end. Let me

I've got a cable connection, currently speedtesting on my
wireless laptop at 12Mb down and 1.7 up (as metered at ).

PS3, using wireless and checking the speed with Network
Setup-> Test Internet Connection, gets back 1.1Mbs down
and 1 up. WITHOUT changing the settings, I went to the
PS3 Internet Browser and navigated to the above Speakeasy
speedtest link- results: 10Mbs down, 1.5 up.

I repeated this test using a wired connection with similar

The bottom line- I DO NOT believe that this is a hardware
issue. Rather, this is a PSN problem that they need to solve.
This could easily be confirmed by determining where packets
in the PS3's "Internet Connection Test" are being sent (I
BET they're on the PSN).

As far as my system's performance, I can't even watch a
trailer on my PS3 without serious buffering, and it takes a full
night to download a movie rental from PSN. Not Good, Sony.
If there are any Sony people out there watching this thread,
please check your PSN!!

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December 16, 2009 at 20:22:02
I've had this problem since I got my PS3 last year. We've pretty much given up on downloading movies through PSN. My other pc's (3) and wii have no problems at all with speed.

I just downloaded a 600mb game tonight and it took about 45 minutes. It brought back memories of downloading on my old dial up accounts. woo hoo.

Well at least the blue ray player works.

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December 19, 2009 at 16:01:08
Well if it was a PSN issue then everyone would be having this problem. I have a PS3 and never ran into this problem. A lot of the times it's the wireless router that you are using itself. A friend of mine had the same problem, but when he port forwarded his router to the correct DNS settings the problem was fixed. So my advise is to check your router settings to make sure they are using the correct DNS settings. Go to portforward's website if you aren't sure how to do it and it will walk you through the steps to make sure your DNS settings are correct.

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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December 28, 2009 at 22:22:23
Try limiting the speed of the wireless connection in the router. By default most are set to auto, instead set it to 18MB/s. I was having the same issues over wireless with my Linksys WRT160N. Setting the speed to 18 gave me 19-20MB/s on as opposed to ~2MB/s on auto. Anything higher than 18MB/s seemed to revert me back to the 2MB/s...

PS3 is also in the DMZ, but I was only able to see speeds over 2MB/s after I adjusted the max speed to 18MB/s.

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