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beggar
Mar 6, 2008

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I've noticed if I have a game running in the background, my downloads will be capped around 50 Mbps, but if I quit the game completely my downloads speed up to 300-500

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univbee
Jun 3, 2004






cr0y posted:

Are XBox servers just chronically slow or am I missing something here?

I have gigabit fios into my house, I can get screaming fast downloads on pretty much any service, and other devices on my network ping the internet in the teens in terms of latency. I recently got an SX, and prior to that had an Xbone, it seems like no matter what I do my store downloads always crawl at like 30-40mb/s. Ive tried different network cables, DNS settings, etc. The speed test utility in settings reports back slow speeds as well. Usually my in game latency is fine, but the speed test says 175ms.

This has been going on for months, I have never had a fast download from the store. I really cant figure out what is going on. I do sysadmin/telecom work by trade so I have ruled out all the common problems. Really starting to piss me off.

My first instinct if you've tried other network troubleshooting is that you might be connecting to a bad Microsoft Server, or something about to route to said Microsoft Server is hosed. It might not improve things the way you want and this is more for the sake of testing/troubleshooting, but can you connect your home network via VPN somehow to another part of the country (I'm assuming you're US, so if you're East Coast connect to a West Coast VPN, maybe try Canada as well) and see what impact that has on your network speeds? If you're in a small country then try a neighboring country (e.g. if you're in the UK try a VPN to France or Germany).

If that looks to produce some level of improvement it might be worth doing some traceroute/packet sniffing to work out the path the connecting is taking. You might be able to figure out a workaround or someone to yell at that way. It could be worth trying different DNS providers (Google, Cloudflare etc.) to see if that has any effect too, I know you said you looked at stuff but it might be worth being more extensive about it.

butt dickus
Jul 7, 2007

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beggar posted:

I've noticed if I have a game running in the background, my downloads will be capped around 50 Mbps, but if I quit the game completely my downloads speed up to 300-500
i don't get anywhere near that fast. i have my series x hard-wired and it never breaks 100mbps. my wired desktop gets over 900mbps and even this chromebook that i'm typing this on gets 400+ on wifi

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