Fixing Spontaneous Slow Downloads PS3
By: NT56erbxDecember 9, 2013
Recently a few people I know and I have experienced absolutely terrible download speeds on the PS3. When I say this, I mean about just a few Bytes every second. At first I figured it had to be a problem with PSN or something as I have 12 Mb/s download internet. After a few days of this, I began investigating further. Any game through PSN was working fine, and when I went to speedtest.net it was saying I should be getting 11.5 Mb/s, so it wasn't a problem with the internet provider either. After screwing around a bit on my PS3 i figured out how to fix this:
Step 1. Go to the Settings tab in the XMB menu
Step 2. Go to the very bottom, network settings
Step 3. Go to Internet Connection Settings
Step 4. Select Custom
Step 5. Input any required Internet Settings, like the WEP key and SSID (with wired just click automatic)
Step 6. Select the default of any other setting (such as DHCP MTU Proxy UPnP)
Step 7. Change the DNS setting to manual
Step 8. Set primary DNS to 188.8.131.52, and secondary to 184.108.40.206
These are Google's public DNS servers. You can change it to whatever you want, but make sure you trust the DNS servers. They don't really pose a security risk but if they are corrupt then it will cause internet problems. Any major corporation's DNS servers should work fine.
Hope this helps!
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