So how would i mkae steam download faster. Have you checked your download source? I would first test the servers around your general location, then smaller cities and states. But Comcast doubled my speed from 50Mbps up to about 105 Mbps but as I said, currently limited to about 80 until I get my modem switched. Steams downloasd are all erratic up and down instead of a good solid stream. Gigabit internet line and only on Steam? The bar on site has a limit of 100. Ok i'm from germany but this shouldnt mind.
I don't know if Team Fortress for free is the culprit, but no matter what I can't manage to find a server with an acceptable download speed! BroadwayJoe: Try using different Steam servers to download from. This totally negates the point of using a digital distribution service. Once you use 200mb in a day they cap your speed, so what you're seeing on the speed test is the capped speed :P I will try and do a speed test tomorrow before I use 200mb and see if I can get 400 again. Like for me, I get about 220 megabits per sec on speedtest which translates to about 21-23 megabytes per sec while downloading on Steam. While it's possible you tried streaming at and it looked like trash, that doesn't tell you that the cause was on your end.
If there's no change -- or worse, your connection seems slower -- play around more with the download region setting until you find a reliable, low-traffic server. But downloading seems to take forever, and surprisingly, my upload speeds are generally faster than download, which is quite the opposite of what is usually the case. Looks like that may be the only solution though. I even got a call from them confirming the increase. They are the most likely reason why your Steam downloads are what they are.
This dosnt make much sense to me since it doesnt happen at lower speed internets jsut higher speeds and speeds that are not max lmits for my drive or my internet connection either Also, How do i change downlaod servers on steam? If anything, it's gone down a little bit. Not so much on the computer side. Simply asking Google says that 1 megabyte equals roughly 8 megabits. Try Detroit or Chicago and see if that makes a difference. I'm going to assume you probably pay for 25 and the 33 down was probably a spike or you pay for 50 and not getting near what you pay for.
Anything over 10 on both ends is serviceable and decent enough for pretty much everyone bar those that needs high upload for e. The time doesnt affect the dl-speed its always bad and never at full speed. Even if mine is slow compared to some of yours, me being able to download 3 games at once on Steam and have them finish in less than an hour is great. So lately, since before the holidays, Steam seems to be really slow for me when downloading games and content. When I run a speed test it shows i get 10mbs download which is what im supposed to get. I could swear I was getting much faster downloads several months ago.
Columbus is closest but might not be the fastest. Since upgrading my internet to the entry level fiber optic service, I see no less than 3. Downloading around midnight and other non-peak hours also helps. I use steam since its release and in that time i changed my connection 3 times but steam always sucks. It depends on your location and sometimes your internet connection.
I do wish it was higher for some more headroom though. My download location is set to Chicago I live about 40 miles from Chicago. I'm a bit late to the discussion but the reason you're getting faster speeds from the Bethesda website is probably because their download's arent compressed as much if at all. I then flip it back to something local, restart and everything gets better. Have you done a speed test to see if you are getting the speed the provider says you are? Sometimes its worse than that. I didn't write M in capital on Poll. As others have said, there's a difference between bits and bytes.
I've heard of people streaming with a 3. If your broadcasting software isn't detecting dropped frames it's not your computer, and if you're not having throughput problems detected at your end then it's probably not your upstream bandwidth. . It depends on a lot of settings, along with what game it is, but you really don't need much. Sometimes slightly further servers are faster because they are un-congested but this might only work on some games Steam stores game files on different servers depending on popularity in that area.