Throttle Steam download speed

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Chaotic42, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Chaotic42

    Chaotic42 Lifer

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. pontifex

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    damn, i want to do the opposite - make it go faster.
     
  3. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Diamond Member

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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
     
  4. videogames101

    videogames101 Diamond Member

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    In steam settings, you can select connection speed, which should throttle d/l speed.
     
  5. Chaotic42

    Chaotic42 Lifer

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    It didn't.
     
  6. Bateluer

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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.
     
  7. bunnyfubbles

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    maybe his max speed is 40KB/s :p 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.
     
  8. thegimp03

    thegimp03 Diamond Member

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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.
     
  9. skace

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    Good feature suggestion for Valve though.
     
  10. Ramma2

    Ramma2 Platinum Member

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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/