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Old 09-22-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Bypass Comcast's throttling?

This shit's ridiculous. My speed's choking to nothing because I'm downloading a large game from STEAM. Supposedly, they stopped throttling back in 2008 when they instated the retarded bandwidth cap, but now because I'm downloading two large games from one of the LARGEST FUCKING LEGIT DD services on the goddamn planet, my web browsing will slow to a motherfucking CRAWL.

It's bad enough with torrents, but it's really dumb with legit connections.

Since swapping ISPS is out of the question, anyone know how I can download shit and NOT have basically everything else die due tothe throttling that supposedly doesn't exist?


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Old 09-23-2011, 03:07 AM   #2
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Depends what type of throttling they're doing though. if they're doing traffic shaping which prioritizes types of traffic over others, it will work. If it's just slowing your internet down because you're downloading too much, I think you're annoyingly out of luck.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:46 AM   #3
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I'm thinking it's the second one. Steam doesn't have a throttling option and their servers usually are high speed so you will most likely max out your internet traffic which makes web-browsing or anything else that needs the internet to slow down considerably. Nowadays most people have high speed internet so web-pages can be filled with a lot of stuff that makes it slow to load if you don't have a fast enough connection.

My suggestion is to only download when you don't need or plan on using the internet for anything else. Or if changing the setting in Steam where it asks you what kind of connection you have, actually does something then I'd try to select a lower option but I'm guessing it might have no effect.

To know for sure whether it's the first thing or the second thing then you should take a test at speedtest.net and then divide the download speed you get by 8 and that will tell you your max kb/s. For example my advertised speed is 5 mbps (5000 kbps) so it's 5000/8 = 625 kb/s which is usually what I see when I max out my internet on Steam and uTorrent downloads. Now compare that to the number in Steam and if it's the same or very close then there is no throttling by the ISP.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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Yeah this doesn't sound like ISP throttling, just you using up your alloted bandwidth. Isn't shady. If anything it's a Steam problem.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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first, switch your DNS to Google's DNS: http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/ That may fix most of your issues. if not, refer back to Hasneys post.
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Thank you!

I know this is an old topic but I have been having download problems since last year with Steam. The downloads would take days and I also could not do much else when the download was in progress.

Thanks for the post from St. Jimmy I used the info in the link about googles dns and was able to download at 3.4mbs. I was able to surf the net at the same time! Not sure what the problem was but at least I have a work around. Thanks again!
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I know this is an old topic but I have been having download problems since last year with Steam. The downloads would take days and I also could not do much else when the download was in progress.

Thanks for the post from St. Jimmy I used the info in the link about googles dns and was able to download at 3.4mbs. I was able to surf the net at the same time! Not sure what the problem was but at least I have a work around. Thanks again!
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