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Friday, March 8th, 2024 3:45 AM

download speed test vs what the game actually downloads at

I am downloading a game currently and have tested my internet speed at the same time. My internet speed says I have a download speed of up to 560 mbps. But my game is downloading at around 20KB per second, the estimation to completion is north of 500 hours. Why is there such a disparity between these two numbers? Is there anything that can be done about this. Also for not my pc is wired to the router and i got the "newest" or at least a newer version of the router within the past two months. I have rest my PC and i have reset my router nothing like is working.

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ACE - Expert

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4 months ago

@whydoineedaforumaccount 

Glad you found the solution. Thanks for sharing in case in may help someone else in a similar situation.

As for your built-in question, you only need the account in order to post and receive notifications on updates to threads you've participated in or when someone might specifically mention you. Otherwise you can browse the forum read-only if you don't have an account. Hope that clears it up.

4 months ago

found the solution. apparently the game installers have caches too and i just need to clear that for it to be back up to its proper speed.

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4 months ago

Hi @whydoineedaforumaccount, thank you reaching out to us.

We're glad to hear that you were able to find a solution for download speed.

Please go our article on optimize your internet speed for your future reference, to learn about internet speed, what affects it, and how to get the most from your service.

Please let us know if you have any other concerns.

 

Thank you for contacting AT&T Community Forums.

Jasmine, AT&T Community Specialist

ACE - Professor

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4 months ago

I don’t think it’s unreasonable for any public forum to require a person to register themselves to use it.  Certainly spambots have no concerns getting registered.  😜

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4 months ago

Hi @whydoineedaforumaccount, we completely understand your concern regarding the internet speed, and would like to help. Let's get the assistance you require.

The Community Forums are a public support option where other users, and AT&T, will try and assist with high level support needs. This means we won’t be able to look into account specific concerns. To get the help you need for your unique issue, please review our Contact Us page, and choose the best option to reach out to us. You can call, chat, or reach out via social media, and we can review your specific issue and provide you support. If you feel your issue isn’t account specific, and can be answered generally, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Thank you for contacting AT&T Community and Forums,

Ancy, AT&T Community Specialist.

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4 months ago

Yes like you already figured out, the caching server or actual file hosting server could be getting hit hard with network traffic causing you to download things slowly. Resetting cache can help, but not always, sometimes it's just out of your control, like I said if a lot of other people are also hitting the cache server or file server everything will be slow for everyone regardless of internet speeds.

I really only posted here because I love your username. Like why do I need a separate att account and forums account?

Also I had signed in literally 5 minutes ago to post a question, why did I have to re-sign in to comment. Ngl seems like a very basic webpage with not a lot of thought put into it.

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4 months ago

“Hi @littlek3000,

 

After reviewing your concern and trying to resolve through the Community Forums, it looks like you may need more account specific support.  To assist you best, we encourage you to review our Contact Us page to identify what method you’d prefer to reach out for this account level help.  You can call, chat, or reach out via social media, and we can review your specific issue and provide you support.  We’re sorry we weren’t able to resolve your concern directly in the forums, but let us know if we can assist with anything else.”

 

Thank you,

Justin, AT&T Community Specialist

4 months ago

Thank you for that insight! And I couldn't agree more about the forums sign up. Make very little sense to me.

ACE - Expert

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3 months ago

You have a separate forum account because you don't need AT&T service to be a forum member. Some people who are looking into AT&T services, or once had it, post as well.

If you didn't want an account than you were free not to post. You could have just browsed and read. Being able to post willy nilly would open up the forum to nonsense posts and the like per the nature of people on the internet.

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3 months ago

If you didn't want an account than you were free not to post. You could have just browsed and read. Being able to post willy nilly would open up the forum to nonsense posts and the like per the nature of people on the internet.

You think I made an account just to browse and read or just to post here? Crap response from an (Edited per community guidelines). There's no authentication for this forum, so it's not like it's protecting against bot accounts, so again, crap response from an (Edited per community guidelines). Go back to reddit (Edited per community guidelines)

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