Bandwidth in computing is a measure of how much data can be transferred over a medium in a given amount of time, mostly shown as MBit/s or GBit/s. It is the primary way of classifying the speed of computer networks or data buses.

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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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Reduce bandwidth usage when web browsing?

If I have a 1GB tethering allowance per month. Is it possible to somehow compress the websites I visit so they use less bandwidth to reach my screen?
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Setting global rates in trickled

I try to limit download-upload bandwidth for each users on Debian. trickled -d DOWNLOAD_LIMIT -u UPLOAD_LIMIT is supposed to limit bandwidth completely (according to some articles on Web). But it ...
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Quickest way to upload 500 GB to Google Drive

I have about 500GB to upload to to Google Drive. Two questions. What would be the quickest way to do this? The drive app seems slow. Other people have said use CyberDuck but they seem to have ...
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Wimax bandwith and download speed issue

I have very bad problem in my office. we have medium size network in our office (around 200) pc s with windows xp and they connected directly to a linux samba server. our internet connection is 8Mbsps ...
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How to monitor Internet bandwidth usage [duplicate]

I have a satellite internet connection that my wife and I use to surf the internet, check and send email and other various task that should not cause an issue. The past 6 months or so we have been ...
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Hosting space for files (Correct way?)

I am developing an app that will download a few files (around 50mb in all) per user. The thing is, I am unsure of where to upload files do this. (and do it legally). These are the features that I ...
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How to apply ipfw rules to domains that resolves to multiple IPs?

Suppose I wanted to use ipfw to throttle uploads to youtube. The uploads are made to upload.youtube.com but this domain resolves into multiple different IPs (which also appear to change over time). ...
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How to define manual maximum bandwidth for Linksys WRET45GL

I need to study the impact of increase in number of concurrent users on a LAN throughput. The data size is about 500KB and bandwidth is 4Mbps. Here is my questions: Can I do it in real testbed or ...
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Unidentified network activity bursts on my computer

I have been experiencing this issue for some time now (maybe 1-2 months), and didn't know if it was something from my ISP or my computer, but I have sudden burst of network activity happening in the ...
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Picking the right ram [duplicate]

I informed myself of picking the right ram, but there are still questions. I am currently running a AMD Phenom II x4 965 (Black Edition) on an ASUS M4A87TD EVO. I'm planning to switch my core as soon ...
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Effective bandwidth for SMB/SSH file transfers over a wireless/ethernet network

I have a Windows (7) machine A connected by 802.11n to a router, and from there via Ethernet 100Mbps to a Linux machine B running SMB and SSH services. I'm copying a large file from B to A, using the ...
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Monitoring router traffic [duplicate]

My network runs so slow and I want to know which PC is consuming my bandwidth. Are there any software to monitor the traffic in my whole network? Thank you very much
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Does using more memory slots equal better bandwidth?

I am thinking of buying a Mac Pro, and I am wondering about the various memory configurations. It can be had with 3x4GB, 4x4GB, 4x8GB or 4x16GB. 3x4GB seems like a weird configuration. I thought DDR ...
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How to use full bandwidth available?

I'm working on a new kind of proxy server using node.js. With cluster module I'm able to fork the process (which are double the number of cores). The server configuration is 8GB RAM, 8 core Intel ...
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Sporadic brief yet massive drops in bandwidth

One office internet connection I use regularly has decent average bandwidth (around 40M up/40M down typically). However, it commonly has brief drops in bandwidth. These typically last for 0.5-5 ...
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Why always Internet speed is divided?

Whenever I ask for the slow internet speed. My ISP always dividing speed of internet by 8 ! I could not understand why ?
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How to limit internet speed for differenet users

I am using windows 8 , I have two users, one is administrator account and another is guest account. I am using a dial-up connection and sometimes a wifi connection. I want to limit the internet speed ...
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Determine maximum network throughput?

Is there a concrete way to determine the maximum throughput of a network? Wikipedia gives the following formula Throughput <= RWIN/RTT where RWIN is TCP received and RTT is TCP round trip time. ...
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How to get the bandwidth usages in my WIFI including from mobile devices [duplicate]

I have set up a wireless network(Binatone router) for my home.I have 3 laptop usages and two mobile usages,out which which one is iphone and other is android.I want to know how much bandwidth each and ...
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Is DSL upload speed shared among subscribers locally? [closed]

I have a feeling that my DSL provider is lying to me, but I cannot find a technical rebuttal online. Can someone tell me if the following makes sense: I have ADSL which is supposedly "up to" 16,000 ...
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Linux: How to get current bandwidth usage from command line?

I'm looking for a good way to get the current total bandwidth usage on a linux machine, i've tried iftop, nethogs, but they doesn't show real bandwidth usage (compared to system monitor), anyway they ...
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ADSL Modulation Setting for better speed

At home, I am still stuck with ADSL broadband connection. Recently I upgraded to 8mbps plan, and purchased a new DLink ADSL modem, and set it up. It's working fine, but the connection speed seems to ...
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VLC streaming upload buffer

I'm trying to stream a Variable bitrate stream over the internet: Video is Variable between 8-10MBit Audio is Constant @ 256KBit My upload at home is a steady 10Mbit. The downstream of the place ...
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ISP speed limit not functioning correct … how to replicate on purpose?

I recently moved to Jordan and the internet is not the greatest but i got my self an internet plan with 50gigs of bandwidth with a 10migs download speed. once i spend all my bandwith i still have ...
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Does Steam hog bandwidth or is it displaying incorrectly?

I'm currently downloading a game on steam. It's painfully slow, and it's probably going to take around 9 hours. What I don't understand however is the fact that steam is download at around 410kbps, ...
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Can I reduce my browser to 'bare bones' network activitiy?

I quite often tether my mac though my phone and obviously this results in less bandwidth being available. Is it possible to have a browser set up to use the smallest possible amount of bandwidth? ...
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Properly throttle bandwidth per user

To be clear from the get-go: I did search before asking this question. I've found the following articles: How to throttle bandwidth on a Linux network interface? and Bandwidth Throttle for linux. ...
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Do web browsers download faster than your max bandwidth?

Since content is compressed on transmission and uncompressed on the browser, does that make the transfer rate faster than your bandwidth? Or is there another term for this? For example, a 1GB white ...
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Application specific browsing two internet connections on same machine

There are 2 situations for which I am looking for a solution I am having 2 internet connections. One is a normal connection in our LAN (Wifi) , another is a USB Device which has internet ...
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Limit bandwidth of Apache (XAMPP)

I want to limit the bandwidth available to my XAMPP Apache on Windows 7, so I found something about the module 'mod_bw'. I copied the file ("mod_bw.dll") in the modules directory and added the ...
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If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth?

If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth? The possible scenario is like this: 1) connect one device ...
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Get router or computer to share bandwidth equally amongst applications

16Mbps is available via my cable-based ISP. When FileZilla is used to download a movie or television show via FTP, all 16Mbps of bandwidth are used. This is the expected and desired behavior. The ...
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Wireless Router Downloads Kill my Internet

So I run on a standard Charter Internet, 30 MBPS. Anytime I download something though, via steam or battle.net my internet completely drops out and only focuses on the download - which is only 1.1MB/s ...
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Do access points not make the speed slower?

In the article, http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?p=1605297#p1605297, it says: Wireless Access Point - a device that attaches to a wired network to allow wireless clients. Usually has a ...
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Bandwidth monitoring grouped by domain/process

Under Windows platform, what is the simplest way to achieve bandwidth monitoring with the following grouping use cases: monitor all incoming/outgoing bandwidth grouped by domain/ip (http requests ...
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Split bandwidth between WiFi and LAN

I have a TP-LINK ADSL2+ Modem and wanna know is there a way to split the bandwidth allocation of WiFi connections and LAN connection with the ratio that I want? e.g. 1/4 of bandwidth for WiFi and the ...
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Does transferring files over a local network use up internet bandwidth

We've got a server on our network and some drives on that server mapped to our desktops. When I transfer a file over, windows task manager reports 100% network utilization on local area network, which ...
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How to limit bandwidth after a threshold is reached [Mikrotik]?

My router is Mikrotik RB951G-2HnD and I would like it to limit the connection speed to a particular website once some amount of traffic between the user and the website has passed. The website ip ...
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Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?

My brother likes to play games online on his Xbox. However, because he is far away from the router, he uses our Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet cable. I, being closer to the router, use an Ethernet cable ...
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In bisection bandwidth how is the network split into two groups?

I've been trying to understand bisection bandwidth and what does it mean by the network being split into two parts? This seems to be highly relivant is it would influence the difficulty of a message ...
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DD-WRT QoS traffic shaping sharing percentage of overall bandwidth

I'm using DD-WRT build 21402 on an Asus RT-N66U and I'd like to use QoS or some kind of traffic/bandwidth shaping to stop any one IP from using up more than 75% of the available bandwidth. I would ...
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How can I tell if my wifi router is max out?

I have a netgear r6300 wifi router for our office, and we have 43 devices connected to it. We're experiencing some problems with the router kicking people off. I suspect we may have too many devices ...
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What is the main bottleneck for a personal offsite backup server

I want to host a personal cloud server on my network and am currently at a crossroads with hardware requirements for the server. My first thought was spend big bucks on a high performance machine with ...
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merge two net adapters for better stability and bandwidth

On Windows 8 x64 I use two main methods of connectivity: wifi usb 3G modem Both have stability issues. Each has a theoritical max of 512kbps from the ISP. What is a hopefully simple, built-in to ...
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ASUS RT-N65U router displays ridiculously fast internet speeds

My router's logging some ridiculous internet speeds. For example, here's a screenshot showing a max internet of speed 16.7 Gbps, and an average speed of 111 Mbps. I did complete a large download ...
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Auto Tool to track internet speed? [closed]

We have a local firm that supplies our community with internet service. They are contracted to supply "at least" 10Mbps. However, during peak usage times I find they do not meet this standard. ...
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Are bandwidth hogging users simply a myth for ISPs to charge more money? (Analysis inside) [closed]

From my understanding of networking, how can a single user hog all the bandwidth. Bandwidth is not something that is used. Packets are simply queued and sent on their way as fast as they can no ...
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Optimizing bandwidth usage in a network of internet peers with minimum activity requirement

Suppose we have a HTTP-based network comprising N identical nodes. Each node needs to receive a request (S bytes) from anyone else at least every T seconds for the network to appear alive to it. In ...
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Utility service that logs total network usage

I would like to know the total bandwidth our internet provider essentially provides to the many competing devices in our home. Is there a simple windows service that uses a wireshark like trick to log ...