Steam Downloads too Slow.

Bobbyat

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct site to ask this question, but here it goes. My Steam download speed is far too low for what I should be getting. I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to networking but from what I understand, I should be getting at least 6 MB/s on Steam downloads. Instead I get a maximum of around 800 KB/s. Suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

unksol

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Your download speed is 6 megabits per second. ISPs do not rate in megaBYTES per second. 800KB/s = 6.4Mb/s. nothing is wrong you simply don't understand units of measurement or math.

Download at night when you are asleep
 

Bobbyat

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I believe that my isp provides 50 Mb/s. Sorry as I've said I'm not very tech savvy.
 

ShadyHamster

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You could try changing the download region for steam in steam settings>downloads, every region change requires steam to be restarted so it might take some time to find a better server.
Make sure you have no download restrictions set as well.
 

Bobbyat

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I have tried this, changing it from Seattle to Miami to Hong Kong to Luxembourg, but still no luck. Thank you though.
 
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