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Showtek
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Internet speed drops significantly when downloading! Grrr!

Anytime I go and download something be it a steam game, or just a simple game update, my Internet speed seems to drop significantly to the point where I can't actually do anything until the download has been complete, I also get Internet drops all the time and my speed when not downloading is all over the place, it ranges from 42mb download to 36mb download and 14 upload to 6 upload, ( BT's website suggests that I should be getting about 80 / 20 ) What could cause all these issues? 😞

 

Speed and ping when downloading a steam game at 4.4 MB/S

 

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Re: Internet speed drops significantly when downloading! Grrr!

can you please run the further diagnostics part of the BT speedtest with a wired connectionand post the results

http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/
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Showtek
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Re: Internet speed drops significantly when downloading! Grrr!

While downloading:

 

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1. Best Effort Test: -provides background information.

 Download speedachieved during the test was - 2.33 Mbps
 For your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 40 Mbps-44.74 Mbps .
 Additional Information:
 IP Profile for your line is - 44.74 Mbps


2. Upstream Test: -provides background information.

 

Upload speed achieved during the test was - 4.07Mbps
 Additional Information:
 Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 20 Mbps



This test was not conclusive and further testing is required.This might be useful for your Broadband Service Provider to investigate the fault.

 

If you wish to carry out further tests,please click on 'Continue' button.If not, please close the window using 'Exit' button and contact your ISP for further assistance with these results.

 

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galabonnyboy
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Re: Internet speed drops significantly when downloading! Grrr!

Steam will be using all of your bandwith so that's why there's little speed left for other applications. Restrict your steam speed if you really need to do other tasks at the same time.
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