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Topic # 86509 7-Jul-2011 19:58
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I'm downloading Team Fortress 2 right now, and the speeds constantly go up and down. One second its 500KB/s then next its 1kb/s then 400KB/s then suspended then 500KB/s blahblah and every so often I have to pause and resume it because it suspends the download for some reason. My mate down the road is downloading it too and isn't having any problems at all. 

What can I do?

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  Reply # 490775 7-Jul-2011 20:22
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And its now refusing to go above 200KB/s >.<




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  Reply # 490822 7-Jul-2011 22:00
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Steam is having a massive summer sale and there are a ton of people downlaoding TF2 since it went free to play, it's probably just congestion on the main Aussie and US content/download servers.

However, I'm getting 1.2MB/s (megabytes not bits) downloading Fallout 3 New Vegas, looks like it's coming from the local affinity.net.nz steam mirror.

Maybe the affinity server doesn't have TF2, not all content mirrors have all games.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 490825 7-Jul-2011 22:06
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It auto changed to AU telstra server and got good speed... other choice is a west coast US... internode AU sucked



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  Reply # 490844 7-Jul-2011 22:52
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It finally sorted it act out, hit a peak of 1.2MB as well. But I can't play it till tomorrow since I can't find my charger for laptop >.< Cheers guys




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  Reply # 490846 7-Jul-2011 23:01
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Ha, lol, bugga! as I'd say if it was twitter~

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  Reply # 490859 7-Jul-2011 23:46
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yea man change servers :) i love internode during non sale periods :)




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  Reply # 491058 8-Jul-2011 13:17
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I just leave my download region set on NZ and using Sysinternals TCP View I can see if connects to various servers eg: affinity (NZ), quest (US) and some Aussie one

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  Reply # 491111 8-Jul-2011 14:42
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blakamin: It auto changed to AU telstra server and got good speed... other choice is a west coast US... internode AU sucked


I have mine set to AU Telstra and get no more than 160 - 300 KB/s (on TelstraClear)... Not feeling the love here.





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  Reply # 491340 9-Jul-2011 09:45
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Well this morning, bought a few games, Max Payne Bundle, Mafia 1, Fall out 3, well max payne went at over 1.1mB/s, while mafia is struggling to hit 40k, will try F3 later on.




 

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  Reply # 491728 10-Jul-2011 18:59
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Also trying to download Mafia, both 1 and 2 are doing about 6KB/sec.

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  Reply # 492219 11-Jul-2011 21:43
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I wish you could specify a server per download. But yeah this is stupid slow, it must be due to overloading because of the epic sales on right now.

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