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birussou Apr 24, 2014 @ 7:02am
Linux Download speed?
I installed Ubuntu on my computer yesterday and decided to download Team Fortress 2. when I download it I download it in 450 kb/s. When I used windows I normaly download in 10 mb/s+. My download speed is 100 mb/s and 100 mb/s upload speed. Is the linux servers slower than the windows ones?
Last edited by birussou; Apr 24, 2014 @ 7:09am
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Supper Snipper Spyz Apr 24, 2014 @ 11:28am 
For downloading you rather use a "client", not a "server", and no, linux "servers" are not slower.
The problem is with your connection, or network settings, or with Valve's servers themselves -- it's hard to tell from your information.
LightBulb [Linux] Apr 25, 2014 @ 7:37am 
I can't remember exactly how but i think theres a way in the steam settings to pick the server location try this. Would probably be wise to set it back though if you change it.
I don't know if this is as much of an issue now but wifi drivers use to be bad for me on linux. I had allot of issues setting them up at least. I don't know if this could be a source of performance issues too though. Obviously dependent on you even using wifi.
A_Gentle_Breeze Apr 27, 2014 @ 3:59pm 
Originally posted by Virus4U:
I installed Ubuntu on my computer yesterday and decided to download Team Fortress 2. when I download it I download it in 450 kb/s. When I used windows I normaly download in 10 mb/s+. My download speed is 100 mb/s and 100 mb/s upload speed. Is the linux servers slower than the windows ones?

Are you using wifi?
Originally posted by LightBulb Linux:
I can't remember exactly how but i think theres a way in the steam settings to pick the server location try this. Would probably be wise to set it back though if you change it.
I don't know if this is as much of an issue now but wifi drivers use to be bad for me on linux. I had allot of issues setting them up at least. I don't know if this could be a source of performance issues too though. Obviously dependent on you even using wifi.

This works but you may have to try several locations. I went fro 560KiB/s to 5.6MiB/s doing this. Steam apparently throttles Linux downloads.
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Date Posted: Apr 24, 2014 @ 7:02am
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