When downloading something, suddenly the download speed drops

kjmikevin

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Hi,
So I did an internet speed test. My download speeds are roughly 7-8 and upload speeds are 4-5. But as soon as I try downloading something through steam, or an update on Uplay, it drops drastically. Right after the speed test when it said it was good, I tried downloading again. For a second saw the download rate at 1.4 mbps but it quickly dropped to 80 kbps. Do I have a virus somewhere? An answer would be greatly appreciated.
 

Barty1884

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There are many variables in a download. Your speed, distance to any server, the specific site & their traffic etc.

Is the issue specifically with Steam and UPlay? What about downloads from elsewhere? Are your speedtest results pretty stable?
 

kjmikevin

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The speed tests seem pretty stable. I heard that AT&T could be the culprit too. which I have. When I watch videos they are fine. Seems like it's just when I download files.
 

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