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I have a 50 megabit connection... aka 6.125 megabytes per second download speed, and when I download something on my PC I get over 5 megabytes per second... but on xbox live... it does not seem to like downloading games... a 559.35 megabyte game (Battlefield 1943) takes me about.. 15-20 minutes... come on, why are they all of a sudden slow? I just reformatted my hard drive, my xbox 360 and reset my internet connection...


I have a CISCO DP 3825 router/modem all-in-one sort of thing... it's so annoying, what the **** is wrong with it? no traffic other than the xbox 360 even, no use of laptops, or desktop pc's on the network and it takes this long still...
post #2 of 10
Have you forwarded the necessary ports for Xbox Live?. These are the ports you need to forward (straight off the Xbox website).

If you have a firewall or network hardware, such as a router, you might need to make a configuration change in order for your Xbox 360 console to communicate with Xbox LIVE. This configuration change is sometimes called “opening ports” or "port forwarding."

Xbox LIVE requires the following ports to be open:

Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)

Look on Portforward.com for a port forwarding guide if you need to. That might be your issue.
Edited by Mr. Moon - 10/17/11 at 1:24am
    
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Many thanks, I've been looking into this issue, I'll post my results once this is done...

Also, uPNP, disable or Enable... any other settings which should be changed? I've heard uPNP does not affect XBL, and is mostly used for LAN, etc.
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I believe it will be fine if you leave uPnP enabled, I think I read somewhere that MS actually recommended it to be on (not that it really matters). Make sure you are using automatic IP settings in your Xbox network configuration, as this should avoid IP conflicts on your network, as the router will use DHCP to assign unique IP addresses.
    
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Ok, well, actually my router has uPNP disable by default. lol
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Haha it should be fine just leave it on that.
    
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Ok well a weird thing I noticed, I did that, I let a skyrim video download, it was 226 megabytes, it finished really quickly, like under 30 seconds *it was at about 40% when I did this* I then logged back into my computer and this is when it started downloading faster, then... I try and download a medal of honour DLC, half the size and it takes way longer, now im trying a bad company 2 update... pretty slow.. dang it what`s wrong, now some things work well, and others don`t... I`m tired of this xD
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Ok ok... what the heck, suddenly my 1.64 gb bad company 2 update is downloading at like 1% every few seconds as opposed to 1% every like 30 seconds... the heck
post #9 of 10
Ok?

upnp will automatically open the ports required for your xbox.
All of the content you are downloading may come from different servers with different available bandwidth.
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During large update times, I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft shapes their traffic.
    
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