Steam Download Speeds?

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  1. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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    So I am coming to you all in need of some help. I am on a pretty fast network where I live now, I recently just got a fiber optics network for my home. My regular download speeds reach somewhere around 15.5 Megabytes per second, now when trying to download a game through the mac steam client (left4dead 2) my download speed is only in between 200-500Kb/s which is A LOT lower than my regular download speeds through a browser, or other programs. Do you guys know of any way to allow steam to download at the maximum speeds available? I'm on a wifi network, as well as hardline (Ethernet cable). I have tried everything to get the wifi speeds and hardline speeds to increase but to no avail.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Some basic info:

    Location: NY, Albany.

    I went into preferences and chose NY server, and Fiber Optics 10M under Steam preferances. Are there any servers that are better?
     
  2. FilthyCanadian

    FilthyCanadian Well-Known Member

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    I usually hit 1.2 mb/s at max on steam, the time that you are downloading at makes a difference.
     
  3. SkyMuffin

    SkyMuffin Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty awesome, considering Steam usually gives 150 kb/s max. It's server-side-- nothing to do with your connection. It also depends on your location.

    p.s.: add me on Steam and let's play L4D? http://steamcommunity.com/id/changc/home
     
  4. Balu`

    Balu` Well-Known Member

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    1Mb/s for me, max my connection can do.
     
  5. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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    what are your settings on Steam? For all those who get 1Mb/s
     
  6. iphoneprogrammer

    iphoneprogrammer Well-Known Member

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