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LOL Ukraine is so far away from South Africa.
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Originally Posted by Lhino;12607249 
LOL Ukraine is so far away from South Africa.

I know, still, give it a try.
    
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Ok contacting steam. Just checked with friends and they are also downloading really slow. Must be issue with servers here in SA.
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one thing that can help is changing your "connection speed" in the network settings. Steam will automatically throttle it's bandwidth usage based on the connection speed. So if you set it to T1 it will download as fast as it can go, versus 56k will limit you to much slower speeds.

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There is nothing wrong with your connection. As someone else stated, Speedtest shows speed in megabits (Mbs) while Steam shows downloads in megabytes (MBs). There is a big difference. There are 8 times as many bits in a byte, so 50*8 = 400, your connection is spot on.
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^ while that's true he's also bought a 4 mbit package, and should be receiving 500 KB/sec theoretical maximum, instead of 1/10th of that.

Make sure there's nothing on your network leeching data and call your ISP.
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Cool did that all, LOL turns out Steam servers here are a bit clogged. Sent support card to Steam so they can fix it.
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Problem would be circumvented if you followed the first reply to this thread if that were the case.

My steam is humming along nicely at ~615 KB/sec
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Lucky bugger lol.
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I was trying to download something last week and it stuck at 2 kb/s. Tried restarting steam changing servers, no luck. I had to just give up and try later. Most of the time though I get a consistent 1.3 mb/s
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