I always tend to play catch up with the games I get as presents on PlayStation
so the usual course of events when starting a new game is to wait for the update to finish downloading. Sometimes this can be quite a long wait, going into expected download times of longer than 24 hours.
To no surprise, when I put in Star Wars Battlefront
, I was hit with a whopping 23 Gb
update and a 6 hour
wait time. This was actually on the quicker side of the downloads I have been getting, but still worked out to be roughly 1Mb/s
. That's not bad, but when you consider that I have a fibre-to-the-building
connection, it becomes horribly slow.
After reading up a bit on the topic of how I could improve that and making some changes to my PS4's
network configuration, I was able to increase the download speed a tenfold, to over 11Mb/s
. Now that was more like the kind of speed I would have expected. It also meant that I didn't have to wait to play Battlefront
until the next day, I could play it that evening!
So what was the magic setting? The DNS
servers configuration! As described in this article - A Short Pause Remedy For Slow Download Speeds On PlayStation Consoles
, however I didn't follow the exact same steps as described there.
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