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Steam has been throttling my network card for months

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LordMortis
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Steam has been throttling my network card for months

Post by LordMortis » Sat May 26, 2018 3:15 pm

I have been going crazy rebooting my machine, router, modem, killing steam and today I got frustrated enough to google. Downloading a new game knocks me off line. games using the sync feature knock me offline. Playing a game sometimes knocks me offline

Praise pancake this seems to be working... so far...


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/41695 ... loads-help

I have no idea why or what is going on but I function!!!! for now...

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Re: Steam has been throttling my network card for months

Post by Blackhawk » Sat May 26, 2018 3:20 pm

I'm glad you solved it, but how is that Steam throttling your connection?
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Re: Steam has been throttling my network card for months

Post by LordMortis » Sat May 26, 2018 8:21 pm

Blackhawk wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 3:20 pm
I'm glad you solved it, but how is that Steam throttling your connection?
No idea. But Steam was the common denominator. I'd it was because of large downloads but I do other large downloads through other means it's never been a problem. Of course Steam was never a problem until a couple of months ago either.

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Re: Steam has been throttling my network card for months

Post by Paingod » Thu May 31, 2018 11:43 am

For any curious, if the source vanishes...
Check your steam download settings (Right click your steam icon and go to settings)
Go to Downloads
You may well have a tick in the box next to "Throttle downloads while streaming" because it's there by default
Also try:
- Control Panel
- Network and Internet
- Network and Sharing Center
- Change Adapter Settings
- Right click your connection and select Properties
- There are two tabs: "Networking" and "Sharing"
- Go to the Sharing Tab
- In my computer I saw the "Allow other network users to control or disable..." ticket but couldn't undo it therefor I did what user ethantokes recommended, tick the first one, undo the other one and voilá, it was done.
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