EXTREMELY slow download speeds in content manager

I took a long time to download the nav data last night at 3Mpbs. I ran a speed check via Ookla as that download was running, and got ~550Mbps down, and 52Mbps up, so I’m certain its not at my end.

The download of CU3 was about the same.

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Got a new rig on Wednesday and I’m now 3 days in and still have all the world updates to go. Download cycles between 115 and 5 mbs (before you laugh, the area I live in Florida only has Spectrum cable at 100mbs or ATT DSL at a ridiculous cost so Spectrum 100 it is) every 12-15 seconds, along with the dreaded “Please Wait…”. I have Speedtest open all the time now and run it when it happens and the problem is definitely not on my end.

Please Microsoft, I’m begging you to fix this. I’ve had long installs before but 3 days and still counting is soul crushing. Thanks for anything you can do.

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Same here. 1-3mb/sec.

So many problems with this sim. I bet FS 2024 is not getting better.

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This sounds totally counter-intuitive, but have you tried stopping the download and restarting it?

Maybe the load balancer gives me a better server because - sometimes - it can make a huge difference.

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Yeah i don’t think so either.

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Same for me, 5-6mbps on downloads. Have 500mbps internet. On Xbox.

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Good thought. I haven’t been at it for 3 days straight, I’ve been off and on but have spent way too much time trying to get this done. So I’ve cancelled out more than a few times. I’ve also reset my router and cable modem numerous times, updated my router firmware, swapped cables for new ones, etc.

In light of the fact that Speedtest shows a rock solid 100+ number and everything else works great I am left with the servers as the culprit.

Thanks for the thought though, appreciate it.

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I’m having similar issues downloading (or trying to) some scenery purchased in the market place yesterday. Gave up last night and tried again today but same issue. I’m getting download speeds fluctuating around 30-40 Mbps, but it never makes it to the end. 3.2Gb download but has never got passed around 1.2Gb before it appears to reset itself and start over…again and again. Never had these issues before. Tested my connection and no issues. Frustrating to buy new content but not be able to install it. C’mon you’re Microsoft for petes sake - no excuse for clunky server issues lasting days. Please investigate ASAP.

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Pretty sure this is throttling. Mine was going 250mbps then slowed to a crawl. I changed to the google DNS servers and it went from 5mb to 130mb/s and how now returned to 250 - 280mb. FYI - I usually get 600mb/s on the MSFS servers for downloads

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How is changing your DNS server going to affect either ISP or MS throttling?

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No idea. I make the change and my speeds go up drastically and within seconds

Before

After manually setting google dns servers:

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I have exactly the same issues. Larger downloads, like > 1 Gb, start slowly, like 5 mbit then build up in speed to 100-200 mbit, and then reset to zero downloaded. I had this yesterday with Dublin scenery pack from ORBX.
Something in the MP is certainly off.
Restarting the download has no effect, logging out and back in into the myriad of MSFS-related apps neither.

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Try manually setting your DNS to 8.8.8.8 and secondary 8.8.4.4 - those are the google ones. Worked for me instantly. See screenshots before and after above

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It is interesting that the slow speed (around 2Mb/s) seems to be the same even with totally different connections? The only logical explanation I have that this is due to the MS Server actively (fir whatsoever reason) manages it to be that way :thinking: Obviously as well when the speed (in my case) goes up to 70…80Mb/s periodically. :thinking:

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Tx, but have already done that, since 30 years :wink:.

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I use the QuadNine service, so 9.9.9.9.

Changing DNS isn’t going to magically fix a remote server, but it could potentially give you different results. It also won’t affect any throttling mechanisms.

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If you use the DNS from your ISP and it forwards you through its own proxy/firewall, you can get throttled.

If you bypass that directly, you can skip it.

That’s not how DNS works. You can proxy DNS requests to other servers, but it won’t proxy your downloads as well. It doesn’t work like an HTTPS proxy.

What it can do is proxy your DNS requests via another server, and make the responsible server believe the request is coming from another location. That could make the responding server offer you a different IP, but that isn’t the same as proxying your traffic, merely offering you a different IP/server.

In any case I don’t use my ISP’s DNS servers, but an entirely separate, third party set.

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Same speeds with me as reported by others.
Can you all stop your downloads please so I can get mine faster please :rofl:
I’m guessing their servers are way overloaded!

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Of course. Everyone wants to fly Waco by Trimotor.

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