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Is my ISP ripping me off? They advertise 5Mb/s download speed but its capped at 600Kb/s on steam, origin, and other websites.

It takes so many hours to download a game its sickening. I hear people saying they download the same game in an hour when it takes me >5 hours to download the same thing.

What would be a proper download speed for games on steam? The below test was taken from my pc.




This is just sad...


post #2 of 44
if this is a recurring issue for you, then perhaps it could be your ISP, and maybe my ISP does the same thing. But I never get the rated DL speed when I'm dl'ing a game through steam, so I'm just used to it I suppose.
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The only time I hit my max dl speed is on Usenet or Speedtest,everywhere else is usually 1/3 or less.
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You ISP advertises "up to 5Mb/s" download speed. Most ISP's allow a burst of fast DL (like for a song or small video) but for larger files it slows down after 30 seconds or so.

As for the game DL, it could be their servers are busier and everyone is slow at that time.
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No. That is the correct speed. That is 5.08Mb/s. MegaBITs. Not Megabytes. 5.08 Megabits translates into about 500-600Kilobytes a second.

Most if not all ISPs advertise speeds in Mb not MB. Bits vs Bytes. lol. I have a 20Mb connection that lands me about 2.1MB a second.
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I don't see what is wrong.

5Mb/s =640KB/s

you feel you are getting ripped off because you are missing out on 40KB/s?

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No. That is the correct speed. That is 5.08Mb/s. MegaBITs. Not Megabytes. 5.08 Megabits translates into about 500-600Kilobytes a second.

Most if not all ISPs advertise speeds in Mb not MB. Bits vs Bytes. lol. I have a 20Mb connection that lands me about 2.1MB a second.
Good catch, you're 100% correct...Mb does not equal MB, so OP your d/l speed is actually right in line with where it should be...
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No. That is the correct speed. That is 5.08Mb/s. MegaBITs. Not Megabytes. 5.08 Megabits translates into about 500-600Kilobytes a second.

Most if not all ISPs advertise speeds in Mb not MB. Bits vs Bytes. lol. I have a 20Mb connection that lands me about 2.1MB a second.
Correct, and it also depends on the quality of the server you are downloading from.
    
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Advertised speed is usually in megabits not megabytes, which is a huge difference. I have 20 or 25 mb/s and can get a little over 2megabytes per second while downloading through steam.
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lol. like others have said, you are getting the correct speeds.
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