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Is there anyone downloading on your network? etc.
I'm the only one home and, wait, I turned QOS on my router a while back, could it be that?
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post #22 of 42
Could be. How're you shaping the traffic?
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I just upgraded my internet and that used to happen to me, but I couldn't find any reason for it. So I went ahead and just upgraded and now I get this

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I can't explain why I was getting similar behavior, peak at 3-3.5 and then a steady 1.2-1.5.
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I just upgraded my internet and that used to happen to me, but I couldn't find any reason for it. So I went ahead and just upgraded and now I get this

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I can't explain why I was getting similar behavior, peak at 3-3.5 and then a steady 1.2-1.5.
Because of the turbo boost feature ISP's use.
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Because of the turbo boost feature ISP's use.
I understand that but here I stay at a steady 6.6-8 with the same peak, so here it looks like no turbo
post #26 of 42
AFAIK Steam does not cap downloads...

As others have said, many ISPs have a PowerBoost, WebBoost, etc. feature that temporarily boosts the bandwidth available to your connection for a short period of time. This may be contributing to the issue.
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I understand that but here I stay at a steady 6.6-8 with the same peak, so here it looks like no turbo
right, looks like they just let you have it all lol. What provider are you using? Im guessing some fiOS lovin?
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right, looks like they just let you have it all lol. What provider are you using? Im guessing some fiOS lovin?
RCN actually - I dont get the great fios up speeds though
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RCN actually - I dont get the great fios up speeds though
You lucky jerk, 60 Mb/s for 80 bucks! For 80 bucks I can have 40 Mb/s here.
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post #30 of 42
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Yeah I'm plugged into the modem and same thing, actually, my internet seems better behind my RVS4000. Anyway, thanks for all the replies. I guess my ISP uses some sort of speed boost and I never noticed it before now. Just gonna have to live with it I guess
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