This can be accessed by right-clicking the Steam icon in the system tray and selecting Settings from the menu that appears. Anything on the internet that has a small b is basically forgetting to make it a big B. However, you need to take into consideration the connection quality. But downloading seems to take forever, and surprisingly, my upload speeds are generally faster than download, which is quite the opposite of what is usually the case. Adjusting these settings will require you to restart your Steam client before the changes come into effect. First of all, you need to log in with your Steam username and password in order to get into the homepage.
I heard it is related to the concurrent users at a time at that download location, not the distances of your house from that location. Since upgrading my internet to the entry level fiber optic service, I see no less than 3. Try Detroit or Chicago and see if that makes a difference. It's more than enough to play your games and browse without lagging, but downloads will take you a while. Sometimes slightly further servers are faster because they are un-congested but this might only work on some games Steam stores game files on different servers depending on popularity in that area. Your upload speed needs to be fairly high, especially to stream in 1080. Shouldnt I be getting much higher than that? I think the best I've seen Steam sustain is closer to 60, though, and 30 is more common.
So just wondering, what speeds do you Steam users get? But Comcast doubled my speed from 50Mbps up to about 105 Mbps but as I said, currently limited to about 80 until I get my modem switched. So lately, since before the holidays, Steam seems to be really slow for me when downloading games and content. Wireless can often be unreliable and run slower than wired connection. I just got the computer about 12 days ago. Not so much on the computer side. But it just doesn't make sense.
If it's not then it may even just be an issue with Blizzard's downloader and your router if it took that long while Civ 5 was in 25 minutes. In Steam you were actually getting 3. Have you done a speed test to see if you are getting the speed the provider says you are? This totally negates the point of using a digital distribution service. And speedtest shows you your megabits per sec. If anything, it's gone down a little bit. When you say it was in your kitchen, you using wireless? Ok i'm from germany but this shouldnt mind. You can actually change where you download data from but I haven't had much luck changing that around.
When i download a steam or origin game it shows the games download at 445kbs and it take me over an hour to download just 1gb of data. If there's no change -- or worse, your connection seems slower -- play around more with the download region setting until you find a reliable, low-traffic server. Download speeds are in MegaBytes because thats how file sizes are measured. I had great success using the Iceland server during sales, speeds where 5-10x faster than my local servers. I'm a bit late to the discussion but the reason you're getting faster speeds from the Bethesda website is probably because their download's arent compressed as much if at all.
It takes me ~4 minutes to download 10. Sometimes, local providers even prioritize and throttle-down some types of protocols, and Steam downloads are recognizable, just like YouTube or others, so you may be suffering because of this. What kind of connection speeds do you all see from Steam regularly? You want be buffering youtube videos with it at least. It depends on your location and sometimes your internet connection. Have you checked your download source? But I was already getting that speed before the increase and I know for a fact that Steam download speed can get significantly higher than that. Even if mine is slow compared to some of yours, me being able to download 3 games at once on Steam and have them finish in less than an hour is great. They are the most likely reason why your Steam downloads are what they are.
Downloading around midnight and other non-peak hours also helps. Generally you will find that streaming to the server with the lowest ping will give you the best results higher bandwidth and more stable stream. A minimum of 720p i should be able to get. It depends on a lot of settings, along with what game it is, but you really don't need much. As with what everyone else is saying, your max speed would be around ~1. The time doesnt affect the dl-speed its always bad and never at full speed.
Steam ahs no issue filling your pipe Bottle necks are going to be 1 disk usage 2 Cpu usage to check the downloaded chunk, decompress the chunks sent from steam and combine them back into the desired file Aka look at your performance monitor and you'll likely see 1 and 2 capping out There is no maximum download limit, it only becoems throttled when the disk and processor are trying to de-compress the files in order for it to work properly. So you're getting what you're paying for basically. Put it this way, it took 25 minutes to download Civ 5 from Steam. If you are getting significantly less than the speeds you are paying for, you should contact Verizon. I previously had a connection speed of 50Mbps and I would get Steam speeds ranging from about 5. Sometimes its worse than that.
Download speed seems to be all over the place. So how would i mkae steam download faster. It could be your viewers unable to process video at whatever nitrate you were streaming at, that twitch's servers were bogged down, or that links between twitch and your viewers weren't performing well. I don't know if Team Fortress for free is the culprit, but no matter what I can't manage to find a server with an acceptable download speed! Simply asking Google says that 1 megabyte equals roughly 8 megabits. So, are you guys ready to fiddle around with the settings and change the Download server region for increasing your speeds significantly? Yea it's honestly stupid and misleading but it's the same way prebuilts sell by advertising all the points in which sell the computer while leaving out the important things that people don't understand. Managed to get this uncapped, although it varies on how many students are using the internet I think.