I have comcast basic cable internet, i am getting 7mbps down based on speedtest.net. I am running windows 7, normal installation.
Whenever I am downloading something (via http or ftp or p2p), the downloading stream tends to use up my entire bandwidth, such that i won't even be able to browse the web in a browser. This happens when, e.g. and game update that uses p2p (league of legends, starcraft, path of exile, etc.), or downloading a game from steam, or any regular http download of a large file. When this happens, my mumble will disconnect from the server, gchat will be disconnected, can't load any web pages.
Is this normal? Is there a windows setting that controls bandwidth usage for applications in windows. I remember even in old dialup days I am able to torrent and browse the web (with slower page loading speed but not completely disconnected). Please advise and let me know what's going on.