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Old 11-18-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Throttle Steam download speed

Is there a way to set a cap for Steam's download speed? I want it to go down to like 20KB/s instead of attempting to suck up every last little bit possible.

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:00 PM   #2
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damn, i want to do the opposite - make it go faster.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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I see some conflicting info out there as to what port it uses, one says 60660 and another says 27000-27050. find the ports it's using and if you router supports it QoS it
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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In steam settings, you can select connection speed, which should throttle d/l speed.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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In steam settings, you can select connection speed, which should throttle d/l speed.
It didn't.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:56 PM   #6
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I am confused as to why you'd want to limit the download rate to 20Kb/s. Either your Steam games are tiny or you are a really really patient man. M2TW at 20Kb/s would take weeks to download. Just start the Steam download before bed time or before you leave for work.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:41 AM   #7
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I am confused as to why you'd want to limit the download rate to 20Kb/s. Either your Steam games are tiny or you are a really really patient man. M2TW at 20Kb/s would take weeks to download. Just start the Steam download before bed time or before you leave for work.
maybe his max speed is 40KB/s that would certainly make sense then, but otherwise I agree...if you have a decent broad bandwidth connection, just let it do its thing. Unless you're planning to purchase and download ever single piece of software available through Steam, this shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:32 AM   #8
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I don't think there is. Netlimiter 2 can do this for you, as well as keep stats of how much you download. Good for people who have monthly caps on their bandwidth.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:55 AM   #9
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Good feature suggestion for Valve though.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #10
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I've used Netlimiter in the past, you can set upload and download caps on individual processes and active programs.

http://www.netlimiter.com/
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