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My browser is going at about 400kb/s, but Steam all of a sudden decides it wants to download at 50 KB/s. What could be the problem? What can i try?
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Try going into settings and changing the server you download from. I can't remember exactly where the option is at the moment, but change to somewhere else local to yourself.
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Also, 400kb/s is not the same as 400KB/s. kb/s = kilobits, while KB = kilobytes. One byte = 8 bits. So 400 / 8 = 50.

Still worth checking your server though in case you can find somewhere quicker.
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Ok i tried 3 different local places and it is still 50KB/s .
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ISP speed package?

Also, by browser do you mean from speedtest, or are you downloading something at the same time? 450 KB/sec would max out a lot of people's crappy broadband plans.
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Speedtest. I have a 4meg/s package.
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My ISP throttles at certain times of day (jerks). Are the speeds you are seeing typical? Both in general and for this time of day.

The speeds you are seeing in steam are the same as your speedtest (see my earlier explanation). For this reason I doubt there's much you can do other than complain to your ISP.

Are you wired or wireless? Have you run a speed test on any other computers?
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Wired and not tested on any other computers.
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Just tested speed test again. 400kb/s, but steam still running 50kb/s.
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Try Ukraine server, that one seems to work really good when the rest are screwed
    
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