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#1 Sep 01 2010 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Right now I have 54kbps upload and 0 download with 3 local connections. If it is P2P can people please open up their installer so we can get some faster download speed please.
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#2 Sep 01 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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dyvidd wrote:
Right now I have 54kbps upload and 0 download with 3 local connections. If it is P2P can people please open up their installer so we can get some faster download speed please.


You can't if you already are fully patched. The patcher will immediately launch the login utility once it has checked that everything is up to date.
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#3 Sep 01 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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Kordain wrote:
dyvidd wrote:
Right now I have 54kbps upload and 0 download with 3 local connections. If it is P2P can people please open up their installer so we can get some faster download speed please.


You can't if you already are fully patched. The patcher will immediately launch the login utility once it has checked that everything is up to date.

and thus is the problem with SE's P2P solution
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#4 Sep 01 2010 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
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The problem is that some of the updates are so huge. I think they are afraid of keep the updates saved on the clients computer for too long. I think that maybe while they are playing it is okay to keep the update files on there and after they exit then delete the files.
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#5 Sep 01 2010 at 9:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well at this rate I might be able to play beta by Sep 21......
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#6 Sep 01 2010 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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I have this vain hope that they will realize how bad their updater is in its current form and just give us a **** ddl...probably wishing in vain though.
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#7 Sep 01 2010 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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(similar thread in the feedback forum)

I'm getting 0 download speed to and average of 50 upload. unfair! how are supposed to reach 100% if those who have it all aren't uploading??? Square Enix need to change this FAST
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#8 Sep 01 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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To get mine to work I had to do a few things. A few people suggest enabling UPnP, but I DON'T suggest this as it opens your router/system up to attack (Essentially it allows the opening of ports as programs request it, and thus promotes minimal security). Now I download at 400+ kb/s. Here's what I did:

Go to My Documents>My Games>FFXIV Beta>Downloads>upnp_port_mapping.txt and open this file. In it, you'll see a few lines, mine is:

UPnP Mode: Auto
External Port: 55404
Add port mapping execute success
Add port mapping result failed: 10217> 10277


Now, based on this, you need to port forward port 55404 (Both), Ports 10217-10277 (Both). I also forwarded 443 (UDP) and 80 (UDP).

I also went a little deeper and used Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 (google the name, you can DL it from microsoft's website) to see what ports the updater was actually using to download. This resulted in me ALSO forwarding ports 48000-63000 (TCP). In addition, I also disabled Windows firewall completely.

In summary, forwarding:
55404 (Both) *Different for each person*
10217-10277 (Both)
80 (UDP)
443 (UDP)
48000-63000 (TCP)
Turned off windows firewall completely.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll attempt to answer them. If you require information on how to forward ports, the posts before me have provided excellent guidelines for doing so.
#9 Sep 01 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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what I am wondering is how a stupid update can take ~90% process of a core2duo. It as nothing to process!!!
#10 Sep 01 2010 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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guess JuRo's idea works if you have access to your router but it wont solve everyone's problems. I'm directly connected to the modem, no router ^^; and its not me blocking those ports its Virgin Media
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#11 Sep 01 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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guess JuRo's idea works if you have access to your router but it wont solve everyone's problems. I'm directly connected to the modem, no router ^^; and its not me blocking those ports its Virgin Media


Well, in this case, what you could do is download with two separate programs at the same time. Depending on how your regular torrent downloading is, it could speed stuff up greatly. Basically what you do is:

1) Start the download as you normally would, with the XIV updater. Leave this on until all steps are completed.
2) Go to My documents -> My Games -> Final Fantasy 14 beta -> downloads -> ffxiv-beta -> d96437e6 -> metainfo
3) In this folder, open up the torrent named D2010.08.30.2000 using whatever torrent software you use (uTorrent for me). This is the bigger of the four files, and is what takes everyone so long to download.
4) After this is opened, set the download path to My computer-> C: -> Users -> David (or whatever your name/folder is) -> My documents -> My Games -> Final Fantasy 14 beta -> downloads -> ffxiv-beta
NOTE: DO NOT select folder d96437e6, but the ffxiv-beta folder only. This will ensure both clients download to the same location.
5) Repeat steps 2-4 for the torrent file H2010.08.10.2000 if this is your first time in beta (Anyone in phase 3 will have had this downloaded already)
NOTE: You can do this for the other 3 files aswell, but they are a grand total of 10-20mb and are very small in comparison to the above mentioned 1.23gb and 3.55gb files.
5) Sit back and enjoy greater speeds. You can now close the installer if its hogging your CPU resources and simply allow your torrent software to do its business, or keep them both on to download.

Assuming your torrent software is more efficient, this may increase speeds greatly. When the file is finished downloading, simply turn on the FFXIV updater again, and when it checks the data, it will see that the file has already downloaded and skip to the smaller files.

Happy downloading, and see you in beta!

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 1:16pm by JuRo7
#12 Sep 01 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks JuRo! this is much better I'll have better control over it now too :)

tried it in bitlord already but didnt work it said tracker error, but tried the uTorrent that you suggested and it works :) thanks!

EDIT: actually i think uTorrent is confused. It thinks the download is finished it says 100% done =/

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 1:31pm by Reebie
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#13 Sep 01 2010 at 11:27 AM Rating: Default
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I'm directly connected to the modem, no router ^^;


Not saying your wrong but these days a lot of "modems" have the router built into them so I just want to put this out there for people trying to get to the bottom of the connectivity issues.

If the IP address you receive on your computer starts with 10. or 172.16. or 192.168. you are not directly plugged into the modem. You are connected to the router built inside the modem.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 12:28pm by windexy
#14 Sep 01 2010 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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MrBarjavel wrote:
what I am wondering is how a stupid update can take ~90% process of a core2duo. It as nothing to process!!!


Decompression. The downloaded files will be compressed for transfer. They'll have to be decompressed and the md5 checked on each piece. Though with decent software this should be negligible.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 1:35pm by Yodabunny
#15 Sep 01 2010 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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i'm definitely directly connected. the router we use is in the box we recently moved house ;)

i had ok connection at the start of downloading yesterday with around 60-100kb/s but its at 0 now and stuck at 11% i'm pretty sure its my ISP doing it, they are well known for it.
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#16 Sep 01 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Sheer curiosity, what model of modem.
#17 Sep 01 2010 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't know, virgin media re-brand/re-shell all of their products, and all that's on it is their serial number and logo.

the router (not connected) is the netgear one that they supply to their 20mg customers

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 2:07pm by Reebie
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#18 Sep 01 2010 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I was asking mainly due to this:

"Although existing customers may still use older packages, the current broadband services offered to cabled areas are as follows.
Package Download Upload Throttling threshold (download)
L 10Mbit/s 512Kbit/s See section Below
XL 20Mbit/s 768Kbit/s See section Below
XXL 50Mbit/s 1.5Mbit/s Unlimited

The L and XL packages include a Virgin Media Hub (cable modem with integrated 802.11n wireless router). The XXL package includes a standalone cable modem, 802.11n wireless router, and wireless USB dongle. Equipment remains property of Virgin Media."

May not apply to the service you have now, was just trying to point out that even if you are plugged directly in to their "modem" it may not be a standalone modem, but a gateway. Which is basically a modem/router all in one, so I was just curious if you had their gateway or the actual standalone modem.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 2:12pm by ispanolfw
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#19 Sep 01 2010 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
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perfect JuRo7 it works great.



its atleast moving along, i had it runnign for 1 hour and didnt get even a .1 downloaded, the torrents a few % in only beeing up for 5mins its great!! thank you
#20 Sep 01 2010 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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is ok ispanolfw, I think maybe that refers to a region i'm not in and also i subscribed to this package about 3 years ago.

i'm trying now to use the router and do the port forwading though still same result
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#21 Sep 01 2010 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
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OMG - just fixed the problem

even though i had set the program as an exception to the firewall I disabled it out of curiosity and now i'm getting excess of 200kb/s download. MUCH better :) silly firewall you can go in bin!

edit: excess of 700kb/s and still climbing @_@

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 2:38pm by Reebie
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