The company I work for has very limited internet bandwidth in the office (~ 3.0MB). I believe that is 3 up and 3 down. Normally, the speed is sufficient, however, periodically it comes to a screeching halt and doing simple things like connecting to servers, running database queries and loading the intranet in a browser become near impossible.
To make matter worse, I am a remote employee connected via a VPN, so I get a compounded effect as all of my traffic in encrypted, slowing things down even more.
I suspect that either (a) users in the company are streaming movies/music, or downloading large files, consuming a lot of the bandwidth OR (b) there is a physical problem with network setup or hardware.
What tools or steps can I take to help identify the problem?
Thanks for the help!