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Faster internet no change in Steam download speed?

A few weeks ago i had some pretty **** internet, i was only getting like 5 mb/s down and 0.95 up. Now, i have new internet, 15.5 down and 2 up, however i'm only seeing a .5 increase in my Steam download speed. On my old internet i would average 1.5 mb/s Steam download on a normal day, and 1.8 mb/s Steam download on a good day.

Now, on my new "super deluxe fast internet" package, which has 15.5 down and 2 up ( I know that realistically i wouldn't get 15 down, but more like 3 or 4 down) but even with the new package ON Ethernet, i'm only averaging 2.0 mb/s. I have selected a download server literally 1 state away from me. It never goes above 2.0, it's as if it's locked at 2.0.

Any answers/ideas would be appreciated, thanks!

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  • 7 years ago
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    when internet server providers advertise speed they are advertising Megabits per second....when you are downloading something you are downloading it in MegaBytes per second. 1 MegaBit is roughly 1/4th of a MegaByte. Also, the amount of people accessing/downloading from steam at any specific time can vary greatly....so the more people downloading the slower your downloads will be and vice versa

  • 7 years ago

    Thanks for the answers guys! I feel better about my 2.0mb/s speed, i went and read on the Steam fourms that majority of people can barely pull 1.0-1.3.

  • 7 years ago

    Do you have Charter Cable Service their prices are pretty reasonable They have TV Internet and Phone you can get a bundle they always have promotions

  • 7 years ago

    Your bandwidth seems about right. If your connection is 15.5 Mbps then you should be maxing out at around 1.9 MB per second.

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