Slow Internet at home, where to download BF3?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by rockyroad55, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

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    My Internet is slow at home and I want to play BF3 ASAP. Where is the best place to go for FREE wifi that provides the best speeds?

    Note: not suggesting that I steal someone's bandwidth unknowingly, just free hotspots.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Check out Cafe's like Panera Bread or even McDonalds. I don't think either one of them run 802.11n more likely B. Basically most free WIFI is the slower version and is not really set up for online gaming. In fact most public/free WIFI will have enough traffic on it, to negatively impact your desire to play games.

    My recommendation is to upgrade your broadband so you can play games at home.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You have an iOS device, surely there is an app or three thousand, that can find free hotspots in your area.
    Or you can buy the physical copy of the game, if there is one and has about the same price.
     
  4. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm looking to download the game somewhere not play it. I'm just home from school for the week and am spoiled by my school's Internet speeds.

    I might just go to a coworking place like I do in Boston.
     
  5. maflynn, Feb 8, 2012
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    If you're just downloading - then do it at home wait, you know do something else while downloading
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    An apple store especially out of hours!
     
  7. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah I might just stick it out.
     
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    How big of an download is it? You could easily be talking 4 hrs plus.
     
  9. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    What's your broadband?
    Cable, Fios, DSL?

    I don't think you're going to find a fast solution out there on some free wifi. Heck even the apple store will take hours to d/l.

    My recommendation is to set the download before you go to bed and then when you wake up it it should hopefully be done
     
  11. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind you're going to be downloading at least 2GB in patches.
     
  12. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    The original download in October was about 13GB and this one comes in at 15GB so it should include the recent patch, but not the Karkand expansion.

    I'm downloading it again, this time on my MBP, that's why I asked about free wifi (previous download was on desktop and couldn't take that anywhere haha).
     

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