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    Post World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    So I finally gave in to the pressure and started playing World of Warcraft a few weeks ago...

    I'm enjoying it so far, and running it in Wine is giving me absolutely no problems other than the sound (very) occasionally acting up. Overall it runs very smoothly and it's as though I'm running it natively in Windows, which makes me quite happy.

    Today, though, I'm trying to apply the newest updates and the download just seems to be horrendously slow. Initially installing the game and all the updates for the very first time was slow too, but certainly not this slow. I've been downloading for over an hour now and I've only managed to download about 31 of the 276 MB. Furthermore, the downloader tells me "You appear to be behind a firewall", but I don't think I set up a firewall.

    So my question is, is there something I can do to speed up the download, or a setting somewhere that will speed it up? Or is this normal and something I'll have to get used to? I'm new to WoW so I don't know, maybe the downloads are always this slow I'm using Kubuntu Dapper, in case that matters.
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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    Are you behind a Router by chance?

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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    I am yeah, I get wireless internet through a router.
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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    It's not a wine problem that's for sure. I have many friends who play wow on windows and their downloads are just as slow as mine. Anyways following this part of the guide may help: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wo...59c4fc17a295db

    (Scroll down a little and you should find it)

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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    You will need to set up Port Forwarding on the Router according to your Router's instructions for the following Ports.

    3724

    and

    6881 - 6999


    These are the ports used by Blizz to get the updates to you both from Blizz Direct and the Shared User Resources. Once forwarded, restart and the Download should come as fast as their are users to share it.

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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    Awesome, I'll check out the guide and try that thing with the router, thanks!
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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pikestaff View Post
    Furthermore, the downloader tells me "You appear to be behind a firewall", but I don't think I set up a firewall.
    Some routers use a firewall by default while others don't. Most use NAT though, which essentially produces very similar results.

    Anyway just do what the others told you. The info in the community howto is also great (I did not write that part myself).

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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    I have not firewall and use no router and my Blizzard update is extremely slow.

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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    Quote Originally Posted by lakersforce View Post
    I have not firewall and use no router and my Blizzard update is extremely slow.
    Then what kind of connection do you have?

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    Re: World of Warcraft update is really slow...

    In general I find that the WoW updater is very slow. I don't have a router or use a firewall and it is still absolutely horrible.

    It's not really a big deal as the updates aren't very large, usually no bigger than ~50mb, bar a few of the major ones.

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