Question Bad download speed on browsers, but not on Steam?

Dec 24, 2018
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Hello,
I have internet speed of a 100Mbps and when I download something from Steam, it downloads it with normal speed (about 11-12MBps), but in all browsers when I put something to download speed is capped to 2MBps or 2.6MBps, it doesn't go above. I first thought that it was because of their servers but then I connected same ethernet cable on my laptop and it was downloading the same file at a normal speed(11-12MBps). It happens on every browser. I scanned pc with malwarebytes and few other programs but nothing was found. I reinstalled lan drivers but it didn't help. Speedtest.net is showing 100Mbps. Any help?
 
Megabits and Megabytes are two different ways to determine speed. There are 8 bits to a byte. Your internet service speed is measured in bits and steam measures speed in bytes.
12MBps (MegaBYTES) x 8bits = 96Mbps (MegaBITS).
 
Dec 24, 2018
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Yes, I understand that, but why is my download speed 2MBps (16Mbps) then? It should be 12MBps when downloading through browsers.
 

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