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#48250 13-Nov-2009 20:31
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hi is anyone facing slow speeds when dealing with steam like game updates downloads etc the speed atm i get is 5KB/s.. an i wnna play COD NOW!!!!

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  #272863 13-Nov-2009 21:01
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oh really, not here sorry man :S I'm just updating my Steam, running at 400kbps a sec, and I updated my wow to version 1.03 on PS3 before and it only took 10 min :)

Goto if it's too slow through steam, should have your game patches there

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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#272865 13-Nov-2009 21:05
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l43a2: hi is anyone facing slow speeds when dealing with steam like game updates downloads etc the speed atm i get is 5KB/s.. an i wnna play COD NOW!!!!

Cant say I have had this happen. Usually 60-100KB\s. Ive downloaded Dragon Age overnight at that speed (13GB or so), and L4D2 (5-6GB) as well. I know from looking at the bandwith monitor in Steam that it fluctuates well above those speed though - up to as much as 200-300KB\s, if only for periods.

Hope your speeds pick up!


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  #272866 13-Nov-2009 21:06
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:( steam stuff should be mirror'd in NZ :P be nice!

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  #272871 13-Nov-2009 21:11
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I got about 80-100KB/s in peak time when preloading Left 4 Dead 2 a couple of days ago.

 There are no steam content mirrors in NZ apart from Recoil which is only accessible to Xnet users (apparently) so usually Steam will choose an Aussie server to download from.

Double check your download region is set to NZ

File > Settings > Download tab > Download Region > New Zealand

Might need to restart Steam after that change.

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  #272872 13-Nov-2009 21:13
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thanks for that

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