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I just recently upgraded to 13.04 from 13.10 on x64.

Since the upgrade, downloads on steam have been incredibly slow and slow down all other processes. It's not my network connection as other programs and my latency is fine.

What's the best first step to learn more about the problem and how can I find out if this is a result of the 13.04 -> 13.10 upgrade?

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if you know or can find out the url or ip address of the download server, you can open a terminal and do 'ping url/ip' and see how long it takes for a packet to get sent and if data is being lost. That's a first step I would take. –  comrademike Feb 25 '14 at 20:23
@comrademike I appreciate the quick response - I'll do that and post my results. –  grant Feb 26 '14 at 0:43

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