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Why does a 1.1MB/s download speed from Steam destroy my 10MB/s Internet?

#21HydroCannabinolPosted 8/5/2014 8:29:29 PM
After assessing the situation, I've come to the ultimate conclusion that you're mixing megabytes and megabits.
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#22Giblet_EnjoyerPosted 8/5/2014 8:56:49 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion that TC is mixing up magabytes and megabits.
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#23thedarklordx3Posted 8/5/2014 9:00:13 PM
what people are telling you is that your internet speed =/= your download speed

your download speed is about 1/10th the internet you're paying for(give or take)

so if you get 10mb/s from verizon, you download give or take at 1mb/s, you absolutely cannot download any faster, and if one thing is downloading at your absolute max, expect anything else that requires downloading (video, picture heavy things, online games, other downloads) to work really badly if at all.

it's the reason you don't download/torrent while playing league(or any other online game) or why anime loads slowly while you're downloading stuff.
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#24drinkPosted 8/5/2014 9:07:06 PM
Megabyts?
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#25PhilOnDezPosted 8/5/2014 9:10:29 PM
If your provider isn't crap your speed will be what they advertise. my cable company advertises 50Mb speeds, my download speed is regularly between 45 and 55 Mb/s with 3 other users in the house.

This works out to about 6MB which is the same speed they advertise, just in a different format.
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#26gtaking5Posted 8/5/2014 9:16:44 PM
thedarklordx3 posted...
why anime loads slowly while you're downloading stuff.


>Streaming

The f*** is wrong with you?
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#27CatholicChurchPosted 8/5/2014 9:18:55 PM
err, pretty sure TC is gone guys

....but just in case he comes back, TC, you've been mixing up megabits and megabytes my boy
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#28thedarklordx3Posted 8/5/2014 9:31:43 PM
gtaking5 posted...
thedarklordx3 posted...
why anime loads slowly while you're downloading stuff.


>Streaming

The f*** is wrong with you?


downloading all 300ish episodes of DBZ would take a massive amount of my limited hard drive space, and I'd only watch each episode occassionally, not frequently enough to warrant using so much GB
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I'm back to LoL for now (I also like maplestory and cabal online)
my internet is garbage again, but I'll try to manage and get my MMO fix.
#29gtaking5Posted 8/5/2014 9:33:59 PM
thedarklordx3 posted...
downloading all 300ish episodes of DBZ would take a massive amount of my limited hard drive space, and I'd only watch each episode occassionally, not frequently enough to warrant using so much GB


Good point.
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#30CELTEKKPosted 8/5/2014 9:34:38 PM
Giblet_Enjoyer posted...
I have a sneaking suspicion that TC is mixing up magabytes and megabits.

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