Please cool down. Thousands of users (including me) get reasonable download speeds from Steinberg servers. Don’t jump into conclusions with your limited information.
There’s many reasons for slow download speeds:
Temporary problem on Steinberg server
Temporary overload of Steinberg server (hey, it’s time of the year when people have got Steinberg software licenses as a present and now they all are downloading something from Steinberg servers)
Temporary hiccup on link between your Internet service provider and Steinberg’s one
Permanent hiccup on link between your Internet service provider and Steinberg’s one (read: they can’t find mutual understanding on how to share costs and revenues of higher speed link)
5++ … too many other reasons to list here. Internet is more complicated beast, than you might know.
Just relax, have a good night’s sleep and try again tomorrow.
You are 100% right! It is unbelievable and very annoying!
As this guy reported earlier http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=69670&p=403825&hilit=speed+server#p403523
it seems that some of the asknet servers don’t really serve. In that thread some guys reported very slow dl speed, others seem to have no problem. Looks to me that your location determines which server you are connected to.
However, I live in d Philippines and I suffered extreme slow dl speed. In 10 days I was NOT ABLE to download the update. I followed the suggestion posted earlier: I registered v8 on the eLicenser, then I went to d ‘downloads’ page of steinberg.net and downloaded the almost 10GB full version at full speed
I get steady 1MB/s (10Mb/s) from Steinberg, which is more or less max my connection provides in real-life use. So it can’t be their problem. But it’s not yours either, as you said. This just proves my original point: it’s not that simple. Internet never is.