Hi all ^-^! I'm preparing to join y'all in the public beta and I noticed many people were having the same issues with slow download speeds. I hope this might help ^-^!
I had 0 remote connections and a capped 60 local connections with a reported download speed of about 150-250 kb/s but it was taking forever and listed the remaining time at 26+ hours. After doing the following I now have 52 remote connections, 8 local connections and download speeds between 50-300 kb/s with a remaining download time of just under 3 hours and it is downloading consistently.
I hope this helps! ^-^ IF YOU ARE CONNECTING DIRECTLY TO YOUR MODEM THEN THIS DOES NOT APPLY.
Make sure you're firewall is off! If you continue to experience issues you may want to contact your ISP tech support
. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
- disable your firewall
If you have security software which includes a firewall, disable it through the softwares control panel. Windows also has a built in firewall which can be disabled from the Control Panel under "Windows Firewall". 1. Get your router information
(mine is D-Link DIR-825)
- You will need your routers username and password which you can find here: http://www.routerpasswords.com/
- You will need your routers IP address (default gateway), your pc's current ip address, and your MAC address.
If you don't know what any of these are then do the following - if not skip to step 2: a)
go to the start menu b)
click programs (it may say "all programs") c)
click "accessories" d)
click "command prompt" e)
type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and press "Enter" (it may say "Return") f)
find something along the lines of "ethernet adapter local area connection" or "ethernet adapter wireless lan connection" depending on if you are hardwired or wireless - it may not say exactly this but something similar g)
beneath the proper heading find "Default Gateway" h)
if it says something like "192.168.x.x" with anything for "x" - copy down this number. i)
find "ip address" (it may say "ip V4 address" on some machines) - copy down this number. j)
find "physical address" - copy down this number. 2. Type the "Default Gateway" into your preferred web browser as a web address
and press "Enter" or "Return" on your keyboard 3. Navigate to "DHCP Reservation" or "Static IP"
This may be called something different depending on your router. In this step we are attempting to tell your router to assign the same IP address to your computer every time you connect to it.
In my D-Link its under "Setup" (along the top) and then "Network Settings" along the left then at the bottom there is a section labeled "DHCP Reservation list" a)
Enable the feature if necessary b)
Enter a name for the assignment if necessary c)
Enter the static IP you want your PC to have (this should be the IP v4 address from ipconfig /all) d)
Enter your PC's MAC Address (this should be the "physical address" from ipconfig /all) e)
click save in necessary 4. Navigate to "Port Forwarding"
This site can help you for your router: http://portforward.com/
In my D-Link it was under "Advanced" (along the top) and then "Port Forwarding" (on the left) a)
name the new port forwarding rule if necessary b)
Enter your now statically assigned IP V4 Address c)
Enter the UDP ports you want to forward (should look like this without the quotes "55296-55551" d)
Enter the TCP ports you want to forward (should look like this without the quotes "55296-55551" e)
save if necessary
To review forwarded ports:
Forward UDP ports 55296-55551
Forward TCP ports 55296-55551 5. Enable UPnP
In my D-Link it was under "Advanced" (on the top) then "Advanced Network" on the left and then you check the box which says "Enable UPnP" and save settings. 6. reboot your router after saving all settings 7. reboot your computer after rebooting your router 8.
(Vista and 7 only) find the "Final Fantasy XIV Beta Version" executable and right-click it > choose "Run as Administrator"
(Windows XP will not see this option) 9. Hakuna Matata
This site also provides detailed steps to find port forwarding and set it up for many devices: http://portforward.com/
This was my original source: HERE Edited, Aug 31st 2010 1:15pm by Zannabell Edited, Aug 31st 2010 3:56pm by Zannabell