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Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam?

For my housemate's sake, I'd like to throttle Steam's download speed (when downloading games). How can I do that?

Also because I have a fast internet connection but a slow (relative to most gamers) computer, when Steam is downloading at 3 MB/s , my computer is unresponsive and unusable.

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marked as duplicate by BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft, Frank, OrigamiRobot, kotekzot, Fluttershy Nov 4 '12 at 18:28

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I would recommend using a third party program to forcibly limit Steam's downloading speed. I've been using a program called NetLimiter for a while now, which allows for program-specific download/upload speed caps. It's useful for a variety of other applications as well.

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