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Tried with both, no difference.
Are you using Developer Mode or made changes in it?
Brief description of the issue:
Downloading in-sim updates and items from the Marketplace is extremely slow and unstable (eg “Package Failed”). Other applications like Steam or Chrome are able to fully utilize my bandwidth, it’s only MSFS that is seemingly throttling its download speed.
Provide Screenshot(s)/video(s) of the issue encountered:
Average download speed on a 1 Gbps connection.
Detail steps to reproduce the issue encountered:
Not sure how to reproduce…
PC specs for those who want to assist (if not entered in your profile)
Did you submit this to Zendesk? If so, what is your ticket #?
With the help from @Hester40MT, we’ve been able to further investigate this problem.
I decided to download the sim on my laptop to single out a possible pc configuration issue, but that’s not the case because my laptop is also being limited to a 12 Mbps download speed. It seems like the issue must be situated now somewhere at the router, ISP or Microsoft level.
Continuing our search for the problem, I tried NetLimiter 4 to limit my available bandwidth. That sadly didn’t change anything because I was still getting around 13 Mbps download (I set the limit to 200, 100, 40, 20 and 10, and obviously only with the latter setting did I notice a difference).
Next up I tried using a VPN (to circumvent the ISP) and surprise surprise, my download speeds increased to around 180 Mbps!
As of July 16, 2021 it seems like my ISP is no longer throttling the MSFS download speeds. I tried downloading with a VPN as usual and then also without and I got the same speeds. Hopefully this will apply for more users in the future as well.
It seems like some ISP’s are throttling the
184.108.40.206 IP address that Microsoft uses for their in-game downloads. A (temporary) fix is to use a VPN.