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Xbox Series X gamers can double their download speeds by changing one setting

Xbox Series X gamers can double their download speeds by changing one setting

Boost your download speed with this easy trick

Whatever your console of choice is, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re getting the best download speed possible.

After all, there’s nothing more annoying than your internet failing you.

I know the pain of being mid Fortnite match and totally blundering it for your team because you’ve been hit by the sudden and dreaded lag.

Thankfully, there are always steps you can take to ensure that your download speed is at the optimum rate and today, I want to focus on the Xbox Series X.

This tip comes courtesy of YouTuber Turbo Speed WiFi who boasts that it could as much as double or triple your download speed.

Get those download speeds boosted before Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree expansion drops.

To achieve this boost, you’ll want to change your WiFi router from using the 2.4 GHz band to the 5 GHz band.

According to Turbo Speed WiFi, most routers created in the last five years should support both bands.

Some routers will broadcast both bands as separate networks, which means you can simply just join the 5 GHz network from your console.

To do so, you’re going to start off by heading on over to your console’s settings, then select network settings.

From here, you can select from the two options.

When Turbo Speed WiFi made the change in the tutorial, he was able to almost double his download speed whilst also giving his upload speed a respectable boost too.

“Wow. I just tried this and went from 22 Mbps to 178 Mbps,” wrote one grateful viewer.

With a success story like that, it’s definitely worth a try.

On the topic of Xbox, don’t forget that the Xbox Games Showcase airs this coming Sunday, 9 June, followed by the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct.

It’ll get underway at 6pm BST / 7pm CEST / 10am PDT / 1pm EDT - and, of course, we’ll be here posting all of the latest news and reveals.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft

Topics: Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Microsoft