With more and more games requiring an Xbox
Live Gold subscription like Fortnite for example, a slow internet connection can really affect
your game performance. In this video I’m going to show you how to
check the internet speed coming into your Xbox and also some things you can do to change
the data speeds or get a better WiFi connection. At a minimum your Xbox is probably going to
be connected to your cable WiFi router. But there are some other devices you can use
to perhaps get a better connection. None of them are guaranteed to get you the
fastest speed except for one… and that’s using a wired ethernet connection directly
into your router. This is the ideal way to connect your Xbox
to the internet but if you’re like me, your router is not even close to your Xbox console. So let me demonstrate the speed you can get
from a 100 up 100 down FIOS connection. It was quite amazing when I first upgraded
my speeds and you can see that I’m getting pretty close to the maximum data rates for
my internet plan. But a wired internet connection isn’t an option
for me and probably not for you either. So Wifi is the most common way to connect
on the Xbox. So let me show you my Xbox connection speeds
by going to the Network Settings and selecting the Detailed Network Statistics button. This will check the data speed on the Xbox
just like I did with my computer. With the standard WiFi connection, I get 46
megs down and 34 megs up. Not the best considering my 100/100 plan. But with WiFi, I have another option. My router has a 2.4GHz signal which I’m connected
to now as well as a faster 5GHz signal. To change the connection on the Xbox to 5G,
go to Set Up Wireless Network and then find your router name in the list. Usually it’s the same name as your 2.4GHz
connection except this connection will have the letters 5G at the end. And this connection will also have the same
password as the 2.4GHz signal. So I’ll check the connection speed again by
selecting the Detailed Network Statistics button. When it’s done, you can see that the 5G speeds
are much higher at 82 megs down and 66 up. This is way higher than the 2.4GHz connection. The only con about using 5G is that signal
strength suffers but most of the time that will not affect your gaming. However if your signal strength and speed
is really bad where your Xbox is located, you can use a WiFi extender or repeater like
this one. This device will take the signal from your
router and rebroadcast it in another part of your house. I have this set up as a repeater which has
2.4 and 5GHz capability. So I’m going to go back to the Network Settings
and connect to the repeater which I’ve set up with the same password as my main router
just for ease. How you set this up is going to be different
with various repeaters but it’s fairly easy to do with the included instructions. I tested the speed several times using the
repeater and the results were much lower than using the main router. I was consistently getting only about 8 megs
download and almost 2 megs up. This is really bad even though I have 100
percent signal strength from the repeater. So in my house, this device definitely isn’t
going to work for me. But this repeater has another option which
I can use with an ethernet cable. It’s still going to be using the WiFi signal
from the main router but I can connect this repeater to the back of the Xbox with an ethernet
cable. In the middle of the screen you can see that
I’m now using a wired connection even though it’s going through the repeater. Using this method, I can see that it’s better
than using the wireless option on the repeater with 26 megs down and 8 megs up. It’s not that good but it might be an option
if you want a stable connection for surfing the web or streaming a movie. The last option I’m going to show you is using
an ethernet powerline adapter. This device uses your existing electrical
wiring to spread wired internet through the house without having to run ethernet cable
through the walls. It’s inexpensive and could be a great option
for your home. This time I’ll connect this to my computer
for the speed test just to change up my shots to make it a little more interesting. This powerline adapter is plugged into the
wall about 3 feet from my Xbox. And the results from the test are very promising
with 65 megs down and 84 megs up. It’s not as good as a direct connection to
the main router but it’s almost as good as 5G wireless at least here in my house. And as a disclaimer when using any of these
internet options, results will be different in every house depending on age and condition
of the in-wall electrical wiring in your home, the distance of your device from your router,
the distance from the repeater and whether you have any solid obstacles between your
router and devices. So if you’re having internet speed or connectivity
issues on your Xbox it’s worth looking into one of these alternatives I’ve shown here. Please give me a thumbs up if you found this
video helpful and hit that subscribe button for more videos like this!

Xbox Slow Internet Connection – Xbox Slow Download Speed Lagging – Ethernet Powerline Adapter

51 thoughts on “Xbox Slow Internet Connection – Xbox Slow Download Speed Lagging – Ethernet Powerline Adapter

  • December 3, 2018 at 8:37 pm
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    I just use a wireless device for my xbox one X for everything for me it is easier.

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  • December 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm
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    Thanks for the tips.

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  • December 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm
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    Great quality video! I didn't even know there was a con with 5g you'd think it was with 2G that occurs. Hopefully when 5G becomes the norm they'll iron the gkaw out. Very detailed video too and clearly spoken. Great job!

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  • December 11, 2018 at 5:35 am
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    The repeater uses the same wifi as your wifi thing?

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  • December 12, 2018 at 1:33 pm
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    I use a powerline and my letency is still 70 and idk why. Help? And i guess my dl is 29.26 and up is 5.86

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  • January 13, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    One thing you discounted here was that latency beats raw speed. For example, the latency from 5Ghz was significantly better than 2.4ghz, which is I believe inherent to 5Ghz. There are definitely use cases that are great for powerline, but for yours, you may have wasted a bit of time and money. Just my opinion though.

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  • February 11, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    If I am using powering adapter wired is my WiFi still connected to the original WiFi for example I used to use wireless sky am I still connected to sky

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  • February 17, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    How to get 5G??

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  • February 17, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    My video keep buffer IIIINNNNNNGGGHHGG!

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  • February 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    I would give my right arm for 34mps! Try 2.95!

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  • February 23, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    I have 233 DS, 10.00 US, and 100 wireless strength but 68 latency

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  • February 25, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    My ps4 never lags only my Xbox

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  • February 25, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    I have 177 DS and Amazingly trash, 3 Upload speed. It lags so much.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    What’s better a lower mbps or higher

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  • February 28, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    My xbox updates games at 536kb X0

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  • March 13, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    Linksys niggas be like😭

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  • March 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    I'm just sticking to Spectrum for high speed internet which gives me both 2G and 5G including a spy cam to know who goes on my Wi-Fi

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  • March 17, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    i get 4 mbps i live in a town with 1000 people tho

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  • March 21, 2019 at 7:47 am
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    My download speed is 5.67 mb/s

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  • March 23, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    Can you send me the link of what ethernet cable you are using?????

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  • March 30, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    I have fios I’m tryna find out if the Ethernet plugged into the cpu is fckin up my WiFi speed on 2k?

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  • March 30, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    Does the powerline adapter have to be connected to the wall outlet? What if my router is connected on an outlet power strip?

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  • April 21, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    I have 2 mb

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    It’s funny that in the beginning you can see their gamer tags are blocked but in the bottom left it says his game tag when he knocks someone

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  • May 25, 2019 at 8:14 am
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    Whats the difference between repeater and extender, i am wanting to play fortnite with connected connection for less lag and my router is too far from my room

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  • May 25, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    Does wireless strength really not matter?

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  • June 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    I have 1g up and 1g down hahah Comcast and nighthawk are good combo

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  • June 19, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    What does packet loss mean

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  • June 28, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Well I went to 5g and then tested it then I got a 250 upload speed that felt nice

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    I have 5.02 download speed wtf

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    My internet is like 20mbs yeah, but my xbox only gets 2 mbs ???

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    I have 194 latency 0.17 download and 2%packet loss

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    Anyone? My router is like 10m from my xbox one… download speeds is 1mb max 20mb if im lucky… tried cable but still extremly slow honest no idea what to do anymore…

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    thanks man , good video

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  • October 18, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    That was a lot of help for how to get faster wifi connection to your console.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    I have 400 up and 30 down 0 packet loss open NAT type but an 80-90 latency wtf

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  • November 2, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    I need help. Whenever I try to connect to my internet, it asks me to put in the password. But when it says, “Connecting..” it will then say that the internet doesn’t work. I need help please.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Downvote for starting a tech video with fortnite.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    My ping is better yayay

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  • December 13, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    He is faster internet?

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  • December 15, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    I am meant to have 110 mbps but I'm lagging and when i had 20 mbps I didn't lag

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  • December 25, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    Wired and wireless my one s only pulls 96mbps. Any tips? I get 300mbps wifi tested on everything including normal Xbox one wired but the Xbox one s no luck over 96

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  • December 27, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    my xbox is wired to the router but I still can't play GTA 5 because it so bad

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  • January 5, 2020 at 6:50 am
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    I have a Ethernet cable and I still lag

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  • January 8, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    If your in the UK, you can ignore anything the man says in the vid, according to the UK service providers a super fact internet connection is about 32KBs, where the rest of the world get up to 1000KBs.

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  • January 26, 2020 at 8:09 pm
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    Dude u sound like fucking James woods

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  • February 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    So I got a yellow ethernet cable and when I connected it to my xbox it literally didn’t change anything.

    I cannot play anything because it’s always on 300ms minimum

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  • February 8, 2020 at 5:45 am
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    Dude, switching to the connection ending with 5G I went from about 5 mbps to about 60! My life is so much better.

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  • February 9, 2020 at 2:46 am
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    After my Xbox turns on after 2 minutes the WiFi turns off on my Xbox can someone help

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  • February 9, 2020 at 3:20 am
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    What happens if I can't find my 5g signal? I can't find it some weird reason

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