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Old July 16, 2011, 10:16 PM
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Tried downloading a video as they said to test their new server setup and I was actually quite disappointed only got about 400KB/s (bytes hence capital B), normally get 2.5MB/s down from steam. Though durring the sale was lucky if I got the 400 down so I really hope this does improve performance durring the high volume and my downloading the video was restricted by something else.
I tested it and got around 6MB/sec, so pretty close to my max speed!
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Old July 16, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Wow 5.4MB/s, what are you running for a connection? You on a 50Mbit/s plan?
Yeah, for now. As long as Shaw doesn't get stupid I'll probably be on the 100mbit or 250mbit in the near future.
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Old July 17, 2011, 12:19 AM
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I have a 100mbit plan as well, it's the same price as 15mbit plans so why not heh
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Old July 17, 2011, 01:23 AM
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I have a 100mbit plan as well, it's the same price as 15mbit plans so why not heh
The 50mbps is the same price as the 25mbps (old 15mbps plan), if you're on the Plan Personilzer. The 100mbps is a bit more! Geez get it right.
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Old July 17, 2011, 03:12 AM
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when i upgraded to 100mbit, my bill is still the same price as it was with the 25mbit connection :P
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Well some people use MB and Mb for the same thing.

Must say I have some internet envy, I have 7 MBits/sec. Hard to imagine a 9 MByte/sec connection.
OH i miss my 8.5 Megabyte/sec connection I had during the school year while sharing a house with people, as houses are able to get Bell Aliant Fibre Op, whereas apartments (where i live now) cannot get it yet.
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:32 AM
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I did download 2 games at the office, I had 7-8 MB/s (on a 100/100). It was probably limited by my hard drive... only have a 7200.12. So it was fairly quick..
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Old July 17, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Please explain!
Most recently the DNF demo, the full game was ready to play about 3 hours before I was able to play the demo(according to Steam anyway) which downloaded at a snails pace.
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Old July 17, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Being in iPaine's neck of the woods, in the past, I found that I was getting better download speads from the Seattle server then the Vancouver one, while Toronto and Boston sucked the big hairy pickle. And that was using Telus in the past, and now Shaw.
Thanks for the heads up. Checked my server, I was set for Sacramento? which averaged about 1.2MB/s. Vancouver was 2.4MB/s last night, and Seattle was averaging about 3.6, with peaks up to 4.2MB/s.

The only thing I do which maxes my connection (50 Mb) is updates from RiFT servers.
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Old July 17, 2011, 02:03 PM
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ah, tried to download the witcher trailer and BOOM! 3.4 down and then settled down to 2.7 to 2.9 which is very good for a 25Mb/s connection. apparently depends on the video being downloaded as a different one was only getting 150KB/s
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