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Old 04-04-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

Using the Privoxy App and changing my wireless settings to use my PC as a proxy server for my PS3, I went from 1MB a minute download to 1MB every 5-10 seconds. Big difference!

Privoxy: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/files/

Instructions for making proxy server:http://community.us.playstation.com/...art=0&tstart=0

Use this thread to report success or failure or if you've found another workaround! Peace!
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

PSN downloads are slower than via Live or steam? Never noticed that.
The Killzone 3 demo was quite big and was finished imho fast.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

Speed may depend on model of PS3, I guess.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

well, location, too.

Im in Luray VA, hardly a high traffic hub. But I do suspect the service providers throttle the crap out of PSN.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

I hear people complain about the speeds of PSN and I just shrug my shoulders. I'll admit that it is a little slower than live, but only barely. I've actually timed it. I simultaneously downloaded the soul caliber demo on both XBL and PSN. XBL finishish only 1 min faster than PSN. However, after the downloads, PSN needed to install the demo where as XBL had installed it during the download.

EDIT: I have the MGS bundle 80 gig ps3 (last of the backwards compatable..woot..) and non-slim xbox arcade. Also, I live in between Danville and Martinsville VA, 15 miles from either city, out in the country. Not a lot of internet traffic.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

today my PSN wouldnt accept the proxy address so I spent an hour fiddling with settings and am now back to my pre-proxy configuration, but the PSN downloads are still faster than they were.

Can't explain it, and I have no idea what changed. I set a QOS rule on my router to give the PS3 priority awhile ago but it never seemed to do anything.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:22 AM   #7
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

Why don`t you try to change the wireless channel of your router this might help if the there is too much noice in the one it uses
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:09 AM   #8
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Re: How to speed up PSN downloads ALOT

PSN downloads have always been on the sluggish side for me, but I figure its just an effect of being on a slow, inconsistent connection. The fact that it's a wireless setup doesn't help either, probably. It's a bit of inconvenience, but nothing that hinders my ability to download stuff off PSN.
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