Technology: What should I buy? & Top tips
#31
I have a problemo with my internet dl speeds.

I get around 300mb download per hour on my xbox bandwidth usage - and sometimes 1gb at random times for one hour (I used to get around 1.5-2 an hour consistently). Sky (my provider) say they don't manage usage times or limit it at any point. I have checked other devices connected via the 192.168 etc router log in thing, checked their stuff, my bros xbox download was negligible, my pc hasn't been on over night, the only thing I haven't checked is my bros phone, but I doubt that it would be guzzling all the stuff up.

My pc downloads at about 100kbs, steam says top dl has been 330kbs. But my speed tests last week gave me 2.5mbs, and my test today said 1mbs. I am not very technical but to me it seems like something is wrong.

Any help?
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#32
Connection speed is measured in bits and download speed in Steam/Web browsers is measured in bytes, and there are 8 bits in a byte. An 8Mbit connection downloads 1MByte of data per second. 2.5Mbits is 320KBytes downloaded per second (1024/8 * 2.5), which tallies with what Steam told you.
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#33
Ah right, that would explain that.

It doesn't explain why sometimes I get 1 megabyte per second though, it's as if most of the time it's slow, but occasionally it's at the normal speed. Put it this way, it's so slow my brother can't do multiplayer gaming unless no other devices are connected (not downloading anything), and that is surely taking up minimal speed.

We've kept our package as we've moved house (not far just a mile probs), the only difference is the wifi hub is a little further away than it used to be, but I have full bar signal. Is it just a case of a poor line? My phone gets better speeds.
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#34
Have you tried changing the router's WiFi channel? Sounds like interference, possibly from a neighbour's router being on the same channel. I assume you've tried resetting the router by switching it off and on again.
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#35
I got me some Windows 10 today. Not really sure what it does at the moment, except for the new UI, which is basically the pre-8 UI with a more up-to-date start menu. There is also a new browser, Edge which I'm playing with a bit. Cortana also seems to be here. Will be waiting for more Xbox-ey stuff to occur.
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#36
I got 10 last week and I've had a go on the streaming, which I needed to hard wire my laptop as my virgin 150 ish meg broadband was too rubbish to stream over WiFi.
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#37
This be good for my Xbox One? I notice there's a new version for £5 more I presume that doesn't really matter
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expansio...ds=seagate

(yeah only 2TB, don't want one I have to plug in to a wall socket lol)

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#38
(08-10-2015, 06:17 PM)crippyd Wrote: I got 10 last week and I've had a go on the streaming, which I needed to hard wire my laptop as my virgin 150 ish meg broadband was too rubbish to stream over WiFi.

Haven't worked out how to do that yet, will have another look around. Is it streaming your Xbox One games onto PC, or the other way round? (Or what?).
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#39
It's streaming your Xbox to the PC. Click on the Xbox app on Windows 10, pair your console with the PC and then click stream. Robert's your father's brother and you're there. They both have to be on the same network and like me you may have to hard wire the PC to the router. Try a test stream (the option next to stream) to see what it thinks of your connection. It takes a couple of minutes to do that.

Rodent, that looks good. The one I've got is a Seagate but it plugs in to the mains. They seem like a good brand and that's the brand MS have gone with for the Xbox add on hard drive.
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#40
Here's a guide on how to stream games on Windows 10 from good ol' Major Nelson.
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