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how can I control the amount of bandwidth Steam uses?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by hat, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. hat

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    I want to download TF2 thru steam (it's free TF2 weekend) but my dad plays BF2 all day every day and I really don't need him bitching at me cause his game lags. Normally it sucks up all the bandwidth at 580KB/s or so. How can I force it to download slower?
     
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    you could always set in your router to give the internet priority to your dad's rig over yours.. otherwise you'd need some special software. setting the steam process to a lower priority in task manager might also help..
     
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    let it download when he sleeps
     
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    another possibility would be to get the main tf2 files from a certain bay out there, and then use steam to update/rebuild the files, rather then to download it, as it will take a while, took me about an hour or so with a steady 1.5 mbps..
     
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