Chris Gomez

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Forza 5 crashing – Should you go wireless?

(For YouTube videos of the crashing issues, where I demonstrate corrupt downloads of Forza Motorsport 5, and a full history of my troubleshooting of the Xbox One and Forza 5, see here: Forza 5 crashes on specific track every time, broken since launch)

I know what you are thinking.  How can this possibly be related?  I don’t know.  But for three people with three different Xbox One consoles, it seems to be working to switch from wired to wireless and redownloading.  Want the details?  Read on…

I had given up on Forza 5 and, truth be told, looked into returning my Xbox One.  My retailer return period expires in a week or so, and I was kind of done with being the troubleshooter over this.

Then I made some connections on Twitter and YouTube.  People had seen my blog posts, forum posts, and videos and said “I have the same problem!”

To make a long story short, one of these people (@tiwahu on Twitter) thought there might be an issue with using the Wired connection on Xbox One with our crappy Verizon supplied Fios 10/100 routers.

What is interesting about this is your natural inclination is “wired is better.”  I was asked by support a few times if I was connected wired into the router, and asked to provide more details about that. They preferred wired.  Who wouldn’t?