Why is my xbox lying about connection speeds?

Discus and support Why is my xbox lying about connection speeds? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; When I check network statistics on my xbox one it is telling me I am getting 884mbps download speeds, my queue for downloads bounces around between... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by CantStopTheATrain, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Why is my xbox lying about connection speeds?


    When I check network statistics on my xbox one it is telling me I am getting 884mbps download speeds, my queue for downloads bounces around between 100-250mbps listed, but the games are actually downloading at about 10% of that. I see a lot of people expressing
    dissatisfaction about their xbox not meeting their internet service, but mine is coming close according to the network test, but hardly 1% overall in action. I'm super confused why the download itself would be telling me its going way faster than it is.

    I am running a wired connection directly to a brand new router and it is the only thing on the network.

    Anyone know why this would happen or how to fix it? Or is speed for the xbox store capped or something?

    :)
     
    CantStopTheATrain, Sep 24, 2019
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  2. Mikeysoonerfan Win User

    Why is my xbox lying about connection speeds?

    One thing to remember when downloading files is there is a difference between bites and bits. File sizes are always listed in bites. Speeds are always listed in bits. So if you have a 2GB file and have a 1Gb service that file will not download in 2 seconds.
    There are 8bits for every bite. So even running at full optimal speed it will take 8x's longer than what most people think. Then there are connection speeds at the server, and traffic in the server. Plus what the xbox is able to handle computing wise. Whether
    its wifi or hardwired. So many things affect download speeds on console. Try running a download while playing a game or running another program and the download slows to a crawl. Not sure if xbox prioritizes the other programs and slows background downloads
    but it sure seems like it does. Its best to download offline. I get the best speeds with downloads when the xbox is sitting idle doing nothing but the download. Do anything it slows it down. So with your example of 250Mbps downloading a 40GB file will roughly
    take 21 minutes. Most people I would ask that question to would think that file would download in 3 minutes. Why do they put bits in speed and put bites on file size? Who knows.
  3. Geth Win User

    Why is my xbox lying about connection speeds?

    Yeah, it seems they have a cap space for downloads.

    Sony and Steam also seem to have this. Most likely in place to keep the servers fully optimized.
  4. Parakitteh Win User

    Xbox (360) can connect to Internet, but not Xbox LIVE

    Update - After setting my modem into Modem Only mode and instead using the wireless connection of a spare router lying around, it has connected to Xbox LIVE with zero problems.

    This at least confirms that the Xbox itself is fine, now I have to try and work out why the good network refuses to co-operate.
  5. AFG 1 Actual CG Win User

    Female gamer looking for 18+ fun/mature clan!!

    Just a heads up.. SOD Approdite.. lying about why you left isn't nice.. Good luck to you though!
  6. ChainSmokingBob Win User

    What is it with this dog?!

    "Its not necessari;ly about being quicker. Its about perfect timing".

    .

    If you're talking about knifing it, that's right. Why you'd knife it I don't know, however.
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