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Steams newfound ♥♥♥♥ slow server download dilemma
Why the ♥♥♥♥ are the servers for downloads so ♥♥♥♥ing slow? i get 300 mbps on the router, so thats not a problen. it took forever to download witcher and witcher 2. Why? i always used to have high download rates. Sure, the servers could all be clogged with users downloading ♥♥♥♥, but really? this never happened before.
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They ran out of Gasoline for their rusty generator...

Or all their Hamsters stopped running in their wheels....

Or their potato servers got fried?....
Senast ändrad av STURM KATTEN [SC-KL]; 21 jun, 2013 @ 16:49
Sturmgewehr_44 21 jun, 2013 @ 16:51 
Really, i need plausible and legit answers, not just troll theories, please!
This is the million dollar question mate, you can't expect your thread to all of a sudden produce the answer everyone has asked since....forever....c'mon, be realistic. Can't you just have a laugh with us?...Wherer ist your sense ov humour?.....
Arcamean 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:09 
Ursprungligen skrivet av Sturmgewehr_44:
Really, i need plausible and legit answers, not just troll theories, please!

Quite simply it's called server overload, or too many people trying to pass through a too small bottleneck. It's not simply your end but also the server end, so if it's gettings lots of traffic you will suffer too.

That or the hamsters died/are on coffee break.
Sturmgewehr_44 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:09 
i dont have humor when it takes ♥♥♥♥ing 2 days to download witcher, when it should take an hour and a half. im concerned, why is this suddenly so slow? because of the sales on more popular game series?
Sturmgewehr_44 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:11 
ive NEVER got such slow download rates before. 100 KB/s is pretty brutal. the least i really ever got was probably around 500-600 KB/s.
Don't worry bud, I am on 300 mbps too and have Never ever had to wait longer than a couple of hours (touch wood) But I can definitely sympathise with you when you have had to wait like it's a comodore 16 cassette lol....Now those days were fun!....
Sturmgewehr_44 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:18 
Any reason why?
Mr. J.D. Gumby 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:23 
Settings->Downloads->Download Region. If there's no congestion at your ISP, then changing your region (and exiting & restarting Steam) might help. Could take a few tries to find a decent one, though.

And your router's 300mbps capability is fairly standard and has nothing to do with this.
Sturmgewehr_44 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:24 
fairly standard? most people have like 10-30 mbps download speeds! this si 1/3 of a gigabit your talking about!
Yup; download rates are dependent on the content server [STEAM] and your download rate from your ISP [1 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 50 Mbps, etc..].

Gumby is correct, the router speed is irrelevent [that's for comminicating devices in your household]. Your download is determined by the weakest link: either STEAM or your ISP rate.
You can try different content servers [also like Gumby stated].

I have 10 mbps internet, and in the US 50 mbps is considered very extreme [although in other countries 100 mbps is common; Japan for example].
Mr. J.D. Gumby 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:37 
At least in North America. A quick search of NewEgg shows 300mbps is the most commonly available router speed.

If your ISP's awesome enough to overload a 300mbps router, I envy you. It's still most likely congestion at your ISP or Steam's server being overloaded, making your router speed irrelevant in this situation.
Nafryti 21 jun, 2013 @ 17:59 
wow, 300mbps ISP, where can i get that? i have 100mbps, with a Gigabit home network, but still, damn 300mbps ISP speed?

JUST in case the original poster thinks his router is how fast his internet should be...
WRONG, your internet is however fast your ISP package is that you pay for, also you really should take into consideration you might also be reading the info wrong.
I have a 100mbps download rate, however steam will say 4MB/s which means something completely different from the 100mbps, if steam were to report in mbps it would be around 40mbps. 100mbps is around 9 or 10 MBps, thats megabits vs MegaBytes. its the same speed, just different reporting, like 120 seconds is 2 minutes.

so.. your router supports up to 300mbps thats about 30MB/s transfer rate, do you know what the RJ45 internet port is rated at? the most common routers wired speeds are 10/100mbps, however you are using a 5Ghz band wifi N router are you not? meaning it probably has a 10/100/1000WAN port (1000 = Gigabit)

very few CABLE modems support a full Gigabit gateway link *MODEM -> ROUTER* furthermore you must dictate whether or not your Modem is DOCSYS 3.0 or not, being as the higher speeds are only capable on a DOCSYS 3.0 verified modem. As far as i know combo Modem/Routers are terrible in general. Using a router for more than 5 devices can also cause problems too.

Your internet speed will be as fast as the slowest link, whether its the internet speed you pay for, or the network interface card you use, even your computer can affect the speed of your internet, Visit THIS SITE[http//%26quot%3BHttp] and find out how fast your inernet is, and remember the report is in megabits per second (mbps) NOT MegaBytes per second (MB/s) you can calculate the rough estimate of your steam transfer speed by dividing it by 10 to get the MB/s format.

If you pay for 50mbps and your router is an ancient 10mbps WAN/LAN then you will only get a fifth of your internet, same goes for the Modem, a lot of older modems only have 10mbps ports so if your internet is bottlenecked, yes you will lose your internet speeds.

The common culprit at times is the router over heating and locking up due to errors cause by the hot components, this is why i built my own router out of spare PC parts to serve the 8 devices on my network.

Though this information may be hard to follow, its the best i got for your situation, good luck and have fun. Home Networking is a very irritating task to perfect, some people think routers are perfect little boxes of reliability, that is true up to 4 devices (they are designed for up to 4 hence the 4 LAN ports on the back.) heavier loads 4+ require stronger routers. Bogging down and locking up will occur when over loading a router.

PS: WARNING have your router's power wort tested, it should be within 1VDC of the rated output, otherwise your router will function irregularly and eventually die.

PPS: use google to find out your devices speeds, call and speak with your ISP to find out what speed you are paying for, if you pay for 10mbps you can expect 1MB/s download speeds.
Senast ändrad av Nafryti; 21 jun, 2013 @ 18:07
You wins internet cookies!
Good post
Does he win 300 Cookie bites per second?... :D
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