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Here we go again (Low Steam downloads)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello there, I am writing this because of a very annoying problem that I have when downloading games from steam. I've already looked on the web for fixes and nothing seemed to work so I guess this is my last resort. Whenever I try to download games from steam my download speed hits somwhere between 3-20mb/s for a few seconds and starts droping down. I live in Romania, I tried changing the download server and everything there is to be tried on the internet. 

 

 

 

 

Speedtest by Ookla :

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Youtube :

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Steam:

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I wouldn't be surprised if your ISP is throttling your connection.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Votivee said:

I wouldn't be surprised if your ISP is throttling your connection.

So.. Is there any way to find out if this is the case? Also torrent speeds are way faster and stable than steam, although I don't know if there's a difference between those and steam downloads.

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4 minutes ago, Andreiul said:

So.. Is there any way to find out if this is the case? Also torrent speeds are way faster and stable than steam, although I don't know if there's a difference between those and steam downloads.

After doing some research:

 

https://community.digi.com.my/t5/Postpaid/Infinite-150-plan-throttle-after-one-minute-of-usage-Repost/td-p/47970

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I started a Steam download. At first it was fast, peaked at 6.5MB/s (around 50-ish Mbps), then it slowed down after 30 secs. 

 

Not sure how you can directly tell if you're having your speeds throttled, but there's some evidence here that something isn't right. A VPN will protect you from ISP throttling, so that would be a good place to start. If you get a VPN and see your download speeds stay consistent then you are definitely being throttled.


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18 minutes ago, Andreiul said:

Hello there, I am writing this because of a very annoying problem that I have when downloading games from steam. I've already looked on the web for fixes and nothing seemed to work so I guess this is my last resort. Whenever I try to download games from steam my download speed hits somwhere between 3-20mb/s for a few seconds and starts droping down. I live in Romania, I tried changing the download server and everything there is to be tried on the internet. 

 

 

 

 

Speedtest by Ookla :

image.thumb.png.4d0723c38b3617afdd9311023d09bbdc.png

 

Youtube :

image.thumb.png.8d260eca9df72960215db17df81a430b.png

 

 

Steam:

image.thumb.png.8f64d19b1ed1641c43e96644d1ed8a45.png

From the last screenshot, you started at 3.22pm and at the time of the screenshot 16 mins later you've downloaded 7.3GB = average 7.6MB/s or 60Mbit/s, which isn't bad per say, just not close to your max speed.

As above, I would try a VPN... I get pretty much my max speed through a VPN, but haven't tested without it... also my max is only around 67Mbit/s (or 7.9 or so MB/s).


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, paddy-stone said:

From the last screenshot, you started at 3.22pm and at the time of the screenshot 16 mins later you've downloaded 7.3GB = average 7.6MB/s or 60Mbit/s, which isn't bad per say, just not close to your max speed.

As above, I would try a VPN... I get pretty much my max speed through a VPN, but haven't tested without it... also my max is only around 67Mbit/s (or 7.9 or so MB/s).

Sorry, forgot to mention i restarted the PC before taking the screenshot so the "start time" is actually when it continued to download. Anyways, thanks for your time I'll check for a VPN.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Votivee said:

After doing some research:

 

https://community.digi.com.my/t5/Postpaid/Infinite-150-plan-throttle-after-one-minute-of-usage-Repost/td-p/47970

 

Not sure how you can directly tell if you're having your speeds throttled, but there's some evidence here that something isn't right. A VPN will protect you from ISP throttling, so that would be a good place to start. If you get a VPN and see your download speeds stay consistent then you are definitely being throttled.

Thanks for the advice and for taking some time into doing an research. I guess I'll just try an VPN.

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1 minute ago, Andreiul said:

Sorry, forgot to mention i restarted the PC before taking the screenshot so the "start time" is actually when it continued to download. Anyways, thanks for your time I'll check for a VPN.

I use PIA, usually get a years sub for approx $29, in fact recently re-upped. I get approx 3-5Mbit/s less than max, and I connect to a server in the Netherlands or Germany mostly, sometimes France - from the UK, which is pretty good.


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  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
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