The Xbox 360 is the ultimate in gaming devices. It was launched by Microsoft a few months ago, with additional features that outdo its predecessor. Apart from acquiring the opportunity to play games of a superior quality, it also lets one watch movies, play music, access the Internet, or even lose weight with their refined exercise routines.
However, one of its more exceptional features is the Xbox Live. Here, one can compete with other gamers online, so you needn’t have to play solo anymore.
As vast as its list of advantages are, the Xbox does have its share of glitches. One of its core problems is its tendency to slow down, over time. This leads to:
- Abrupt disconnections
- Inability to view certain features
- Long loading durations
- Gaming experience ruined due to slow transmissions
- Long pauses between actions
If you are indeed experiencing one, or many of these problems, then the following solutions, may be of help.
Wired, over Wireless
As convenient as connecting to a ‘Wireless Network’ may be, in order to speed up the performance of your Xbox, a ‘Wired Network’ would be advisable. The strength of a ‘Wireless Network’ is greatly hampered by the distance between the router and device, and also from other electronic interferences. You could also try placing the router closer to your console. If it’s still slow, try turning off the router, and also your Xbox. Restart them after about 30 seconds.
Internet Service Providers (ISP)
As certain services have set limitations on one’s data usability they sometimes reduce the speed of the Internet when one crosses it. So, it would be advisable to first ensure that you haven’t exceeded yours. If you enjoy playing games online it’s worth investing in a higher data usage internet plan to avoid this happening.
Downloads in Progress
Always ensure that no other electronic device around has a download in progress, or is connected to a torrent software. As these actions require intensive bandwidth, it will automatically slow your Xbox down.
QoS is a feature on routers that allows one to customize their traffic priorities. So, simply by placing your Xbox higher up on the list you will be able to derive a faster connection, whilst slowing down alternate Internet activities on other devices.
The ‘Port Forwarding’ setting on a router, directs all the Xbox traffic that it receives directly to yours. This enables for the smoother functioning of your ‘Xbox Live’ activities.
Clear Your Hard Drive
By clearing out your hard drive of unused games, or ‘old, saved’ ones, one can instantly witness a change in performance.
If you have a vast number of players in your Xbox Live games, it may hinder the speed of your game’s functionality. Simply by reducing the number of players who can join your game, one can hasten its performance.
Change in Time
If you’re experiencing a slow performance, try playing at a different time, as traffic strength varies in accordance. The higher the traffic, the slower the game.
By employing one, or any of these suggestions, one may notice a transformation in due time. Just remember, to keep performing them, time and again.