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Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

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Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

Post by Daehawk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:11 pm

My net connection is 60/4 .....but on Steam I NEVER get more than 8.0 or 8.1 download speeds. Is this capped or do some of you get faster downloads? Is there anything I can do to speed mine up? It just hits 8 MB/s and stays maxed there.
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Re: Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

Post by RunningMn9 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 pm

I routinely get in the mid-20s on a 250Mbps connection. As we’ve noted before, your internet connection is measured in bits per second. Steam reports bytes per second. So it’s maxing out around 64 Mbps for you, which makes sense.
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Re: Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

Post by gilraen » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:20 pm

Daehawk wrote:My net connection is 60/4 .....but on Steam I NEVER get more than 8.0 or 8.1 download speeds. Is this capped or do some of you get faster downloads? Is there anything I can do to speed mine up? It just hits 8 MB/s and stays maxed there.
Under Steam -> Settings -> Downloads, there's a setting that throttles the bandwidth. I tend to keep mine capped since otherwise Steam consumes every available bit of bandwidth and brings everything else I'm doing to a screeching halt.

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Re: Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

Post by Daehawk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:33 pm

I noticed it slowed me down.
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Re: Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

Post by TheMix » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:24 am

Yeah, Steam doesn't play nice. Back in the day when I had Vonage, it would actually steal the bandwidth reserved for the phone. Not exactly sure how it pulled it off since the cable went into the phone modem first, and then the cable modem.

But I couldn't use the phone and download on Steam at the same time.
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Re: Anyone get faster than 8 MB/s on Steam dloads?

Post by coopasonic » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:58 am

gilraen wrote:
Daehawk wrote:My net connection is 60/4 .....but on Steam I NEVER get more than 8.0 or 8.1 download speeds. Is this capped or do some of you get faster downloads? Is there anything I can do to speed mine up? It just hits 8 MB/s and stays maxed there.
Under Steam -> Settings -> Downloads, there's a setting that throttles the bandwidth. I tend to keep mine capped since otherwise Steam consumes every available bit of bandwidth and brings everything else I'm doing to a screeching halt.
In that menu there is also an option to show d/l rate in little b bits rather than bit B bytes. It might make you feel better.
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