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Wannabe Geek

# 82240 26-Apr-2011 00:38
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Well, it's been an interesting battle with steam.

Speeds are awesome, i get 1.8M/s, on peak. However, off peak they are around 100-200k/s.
Now, this is weird, considering they host content. So I decide to check the server load through the valve site, and it seems to be around 30%. The speed is very consistent from day to day.

So I pick a random unpopular video off youtube and I seem to get around 1.3M/s, then I change the steam content servers, and select the Auzie ones, suddenly my speed jumps to around ~1M/s, even higher off the USA ones. Has anyone else had similar experiences, as it's just a bid ridiculous, it costs them more, and it's inconvenient for me.

So my question, should I bother calling them to sort this out, or should I just accept the fact that I will be told that traffic is not restricted by them at all, and it's all due to server load?

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  # 462313 26-Apr-2011 00:53
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Note that the slingshot content server does not contain all steam content available.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 462392 26-Apr-2011 10:53
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eXDee: Note that the slingshot content server does not contain all steam content available.

I was considering that could've been the problem, hence I tested it with the likes of CS-source, L4D2.

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