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Ok I have a 1.5 MB connection, and no matter what I do steam only downloads at around 90k/s. It takes me ALL DAY to download anything, and there really is only ONE thing I'm trying to download... but thats another story. Anyway is there a way that I make STEAM download at closer to my 1 MB limit?
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post #2 of 41
This is 1.5Mbit, right?

Go to http://speakeasy.net/speedtest and copy and paste your results.

I have between a 20-22Mbit download speed which translates to... well here are my results:

Download Speed: 20945 kbps (2618.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1526 kbps (190.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

Note in the paranthesis that is my kb/s download rate I can do. So... 2.6 Megabytes per second down.

I have 20945 kbps down, you have 1.5kbps down. Note the difference. That is your physical download rate of approximately 90kbs physical from Steam.

Sorry.
Edited by NITRO1250 - 9/27/08 at 5:58pm
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post #3 of 41
At 1.5 MB connection you should be downloading at 160 kb/s to 190 kb/s. Are you sharing your internet connection with any other PC?
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I have a 2 meg connection and i top out at 240KB/S
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post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by NITRO1250 View Post
This is 1.5Mbit, right?

Go to http://speakeasy.net/speedtest and copy and paste your results.

I have between a 20-22Mbit download speed which translates to... well here are my results:

Download Speed: 20945 kbps (2618.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1526 kbps (190.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

Note in the paranthesis that is my kb/s download rate I can do. So... 2.6 Megabytes per second down.

I have 20945 kbps down, you have 1.5kbps down. Note the difference. That is your physical download rate of approximately 90kbs physical from Steam.

Sorry.
Wait... so ~90kb/s is correct?

And also, if I do post my results from like speed test or whatever, won't they be inaccurate because I'm in the middle of downloading Warhead from STEAM?
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post #6 of 41
Make sure no other people connected to your router is doing bandwidth-eating things(torrent, video-streaming). Another way is to go to Steam's main menu and click on Setting at the bottom, go to Downloads, and set your internet connection to DSL/CABLE 10M
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At 1.5 MB connection you should be downloading at 160 kb/s to 190 kb/s. Are you sharing your internet connection with any other PC?
yeah I am... but even when I'm plugged directly into the modem it's the same speed.
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Easy thing said. 1.5Mb is [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ECCHI-%7E1/LOKALA%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]187.5KB/s, that is you total bandwidth clean down.
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Easy thing said. 1.5Mb is [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ECCHI-%7E1/LOKALA%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]187.5KB/s, that is you total bandwidth clean down.


Is that supposed to be a picture?
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post #10 of 41
As far as I know you should be dividing by 10 to get your download speed from your bandwidth (theoretically 8 but allowing for attenuation and the such).

So a 1.5MB connection should be downloading at 150kb/s. When I had the exact same connection I used to top out at 154 kb/s.
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