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    Evening all. Anybody know why ps4 would be slower than everything elsi in the house. Phones etc showin 50mbs download ps4 showing 19. Takes 3 hours to download 40gb. Should it not do a gb in about a minute at 19mb per second or do i misunderstand how this works lol

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    psn is slow sometimes.

    More like 1.9mb per second on those speeds. Use ethernet, always go wired when possible.

    worth also looking at your ps4 Internet setup. Google for best custom ps4 connection. one tip avoid the fixed ip of all the 8s as it doesn't last

    try change the wifi channel.

    may be congestion on the current channel you on

    PSN is slow sometimes
    Edited by: "iShoey" 23rd Jan

    PS4 is renowned for being slower than other devices, from my research it is down to location and the servers. There are a few tricks though, one of which is that downloads possibly are faster during sleep mode.

    You using Wifi or ethernet?
    I know my old Ps4 was shocking running Wifi but my Pro seems a lot faster.
    Just got that Sleeping Dogs this morning that was 20gb downloaded in no time

    Original Poster

    I use wifi. Downloadin a gb takes about a minute and a half on iphone 7. Bit confused as speed checker is showing 50mb so technically it should be downloading a 1gb app in 20 seconds

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    joshp

    PS4 is renowned for being slower than other devices, from my research it … PS4 is renowned for being slower than other devices, from my research it is down to location and the servers. There are a few tricks though, one of which is that downloads possibly are faster during sleep mode.



    It definitely is i think.

    line speed is usually measured in mbs (megabits) there's 8 to 1Mb so your 50mbs is more like 6.25Mb per second.

    I have researched this thoroughly myself, there are a lot of different reasons for the ps4 WiFi being slow. DNS, IP address, WiFi channels, router distance, blah blah blah. I'd say 40gb in 3 hours is pretty darn good, my old ps4 took 4 days to download that on 80mb, but that's because it was an original launch PS4 with the faulty WiFi chip of which Sony very quickly replaced after about 2 weeks, the WiFi works but just not at the rates it's meant to.

    With a PS Pro the speeds are amazing due to the upgraded chip, that alone is a USP lol.
    But regarding your problem, the only way to be sure would be to go wired as suggested above already.

    I spent 3 days trying to isolate the slow speeds, hence how I learnt the chip was faulty, and upon research discoverd it was a lesser known fault that was largely swept under the rug.

    Good luck with it tho, grab a wire if you can lol

    PS4 net speeds are notoriously bad.
    Doesn't help not being able to connect to 5g networks either.

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    mg1301

    line speed is usually measured in mbs (megabits) there's 8 to 1Mb so your … line speed is usually measured in mbs (megabits) there's 8 to 1Mb so your 50mbs is more like 6.25Mb per second.



    Ah see i thought there was something. So when they advertise 50meg in the adverts are they talking bits or bytes? Dnt get me wrong the fibre is really quick just not the instant magic i was expectin lol

    My son used his ps4 via wifi and his speeds were laughable. I bought him some of those powerlink plug in voodoo magic things and it's now perfect. For £15 it's a bit of a no brainer.

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    INDUSTRYHATER

    My son used his ps4 via wifi and his speeds were laughable. I bought him … My son used his ps4 via wifi and his speeds were laughable. I bought him some of those powerlink plug in voodoo magic things and it's now perfect. For £15 it's a bit of a no brainer.



    Could you elaborate. Tried google just got voodoo magic sites lol

    mg1301

    line speed is usually measured in mbs (megabits) there's 8 to 1Mb so your … line speed is usually measured in mbs (megabits) there's 8 to 1Mb so your 50mbs is more like 6.25Mb per second.




    You have the Mb's wrong as it's always uppercase M

    MB is megabyte
    Mb is megabit


    Back on subject thou PS4 is crap for downloads rest mode is the only way it actually downloads

    123batman321

    Could you elaborate. Tried google just got voodoo magic sites lol



    These are the ones I got.... TP-Link 600 Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, No Configuration Required, UK Plug (TL-PA4010KIT V1.20) - Pack of 2 amazon.co.uk/dp/…SXV

    They seem to of gone up in price now though.
    I meant voodoo magic in the way the work, it's incredible. Literally setup and working perfectly in 30 seconds.
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