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  Reply # 1955326 11-Feb-2018 17:41
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Can you do a tracert and post it here ?





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  Reply # 1955327 11-Feb-2018 17:41
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Starscream122:

 

Close it already?

 

 

 

Lol anyone know what server I should try change it to?

 

 

Your question has been clearly and authoritatively answered.

 

You _should_ have asked if anyone has any suggestions for improving Steam download speeds instead of jumping straight to OMG I'M BEING THROTTLED!

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1955329 11-Feb-2018 17:42
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michaelmurfy:

 

I've just tested it but Australia NSW should give you some alright speeds. Not quite as good as when the Steam caches in NZ are working as expected however.

 

  Tried that, same result.




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  Reply # 1955336 11-Feb-2018 17:45
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xpd:

 

Can you do a tracert and post it here ?

 

I can't remember how to do those..


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  Reply # 1955337 11-Feb-2018 17:45
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Starscream122:

 

Close it already?

 

 

 

Lol anyone know what server I should try change it to?

 

 

Are you using a DNS unblocking service or Vodafone supplied?

 

 

 

Steam don't have any NZ based endpoints, however a good 80% of the traffic (last i checked) for steam downloads hits akamai Which vodafone have a decent network buildout so you should be hitting that most of the time.

 

The "Location" thing is piratically legacy at this stage. 





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  Reply # 1955339 11-Feb-2018 17:47
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hio77:

 

Starscream122:

 

Close it already?

 

 

 

Lol anyone know what server I should try change it to?

 

 

Are you using a DNS unblocking service or Vodafone supplied?

 

 

 

Steam don't have any NZ based endpoints, however a good 80% of the traffic (last i checked) for steam downloads hits akamai Which vodafone have a decent network buildout so you should be hitting that most of the time.

 

The "Location" thing is piratically legacy at this stage. 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not using and DNS unblocking or doing anything unusual it's just a normal broadband connection.  


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  Reply # 1955341 11-Feb-2018 17:50
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It may be just Steam currently. I am seeing some mixed results depending on what I download. Rocket League got 45MB/s however the best game on Steam only peaked at 3.5MB/s.

 

 

Cities Skylines however is going pretty quick:

 

 

This is quite a bit less than what I normally get (which normally peaks to around 110MB/sec). I am a little limited to what I can test since I run Linux but something has made Steam a little angry with serving downloads.





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  Reply # 1955343 11-Feb-2018 17:56
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however the best game on Steam only peaked at 3.5MB/s.

 

 

annd I'm out ;)





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  Reply # 1955380 11-Feb-2018 18:19
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Now I can see how Gigabit Fibre would be a waste of money when steam only downloads at VDSL speeds. I should get our plan lowered to 50 from 200 since I can't download from steam at that speed anymore.

 


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  Reply # 1955393 11-Feb-2018 19:31
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Starscream122:

 

Now I can see how Gigabit Fibre would be a waste of money when steam only downloads at VDSL speeds. I should get our plan lowered to 50 from 200 since I can't download from steam at that speed anymore.

 

The internet isn't all about Steam and gaming. Other things are incredibly quick for me and thus Gigabit is worth it to me.





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  Reply # 1955955 12-Feb-2018 18:59
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I had a problem like this when downloading GTA 5 off the New Zealand server. Was only hitting around 3.5MB/S so I fiddled around testing out different servers and surprisingly the New York server seemed to be the fastest. With 5.0-6.0MB/S which is normal for my Internet

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