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Any way to throttle my Steam download speeds?

#1waffleash69Posted 6/4/2012 8:22:44 PM
I need to redownload some of my bigger games after my Windows reinstall, but they go entirely too fast. What I mean is they go full throttle and it messes with my roommate's online matches and Netflix streaming. We split bills, so I do not want to take up the entirety of the bandwidth. Any way to do this?
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#2DragnfyrPosted 6/4/2012 8:25:15 PM
Do you have an external HDD? You could just backup your games instead of redownloading them. Also Steam does not have a built in download throttler. You'll have to use a third party program.
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#3waffleash69(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2012 8:27:27 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
Do you have an external HDD? You could just backup your games instead of redownloading them. Also Steam does not have a built in download throttler. You'll have to use a third party program.


I backed up some of my small/medium size games. I should've backed all of them up
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#4TheDrizzuhPosted 6/5/2012 5:35:47 AM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2716465
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#5ArthasRebornPosted 6/5/2012 6:03:07 AM
I thought Valve said they were going to implement this feature. That was quite a while ago.
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#6snesmaster40Posted 6/5/2012 6:11:56 AM
ArthasReborn posted...
I thought Valve said they were going to implement this feature. That was quite a while ago.


Valve time...
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#7ArnzillazorPosted 6/5/2012 6:25:23 AM
http://www.netlimiter.com/
#8GriffPosted 6/5/2012 7:15:20 AM
Get a decent dual-band router, that yoo'll both have dedicated access points and avoid the sharing/streaming hassles.
#9arfarf624Posted 6/5/2012 7:38:42 AM
download the games at night when he isn't using the internet
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#10Cobra152004Posted 6/5/2012 7:44:10 AM
I use an old WRT54G v. 1.0 (which acts like a WRT54GL since both support custom firmware) with Tomato firmware. QoS was much easier to use with Tomato for me than on other custom firmware options. It's been several years since I messed with setting it up, but it's still going strong with my unimpressive DSL internet speeds. Downloading thru Steam and browsing the internet works very well after setting up QoS.