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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How can I utilize more bandwith in my browsers and applications ?

I have a internet connection of 16Mbps bandwidth. This goes for download and 3Mbps bandwidth for upload. I get good download speed in a download manager, nearly about 2MBps. And upload speed of 375 ...
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How do I kick bandwidth-hogging clients on my home network?

My family doesn't know how bandwidth works and when I try to explain it to them they really don't seem to care. Think Netflix during a YouTube video with a concurrent download per person. This makes ...
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I have to choose between 2 ADSLs. Any OSX or unix script to massive compare and average ping, bandwidth, accross countries?

My landlord gave me 2 wifi networks to choose from. I have 3 days to decide. I would like to identify the best of the 2 provider. I already noticed 1 has 8Mb bandwidth while the other has about 28Mb. ...
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How do I monitor network usage on a Windows server? [migrated]

I would like to monitor server bandwidth usage. The server OS is Windows Server 2012 This should give me as result the amount of data over a certain period of time and separate it by protocol and by ...
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I want to know how much user/ IP is online and which user is using high bandwidth on my network.? [closed]

I want to know how much User/IP are currently online or running and How much User/IP is offline/Shutdown. And which user is using high bandwidth (LAN/WAN) on my network... Please HELP ? I want a ...
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fio: correct usage of group_reporting

I am trying to benchmark disks using fio. Since I suspected the test to be compute bound (around 8.2% utilization in top on a six core machine (12 virtual cores)), I started using numjobs. However ...
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How can I limit internet bandwidth for a daemon in linux?

I can successfully throttle a process using trickle. But how can I limit a daemon, that autostarts on boot?
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Bandwidth throttling prevents apt-get from installing software

I am on a satellite uplink for internet, which is throttled after a certain data limit is reached. Ever since I reached my data cap, though, I have not been able to install any software from the ...
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How to Match Memory to FSB (pre IMC)

I have the following hardware: P35-DS3L supporting FSB 333/266/200 Mhz, quad-pumped. Four dual-channel slots. E2180 currently @ 2.00Ghz (200.00x10) I plan to raise the FSB to 266.66. This is my ...
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How do I limit the maximum bandwidth usage that can be used by ip address using tc?

I have an ASUS RT-N66U router and I would like to use the tc command to limit bandwidth usage by IP Address or IP Address Range. I have Comcast Internet with a 300 gigabyte per month limit. We have ...
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How can I Use Google Search mobile version in desktop browsers? [duplicate]

As you're all know there are different version of Google Search is available respective to your client device (Mobile/Desktop). Since, Mobile version uses less bandwidth I was trying to access the ...
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Why is iPerf UDP bandwidth so much lower that iPerf TCP?

I need to perform a single direction iPerf test. Bi-directionally, using TCP, I get 25Mbps. But single direction using UDP I only get 0.7Mbps. Why is UDP rate so much lower that TCP? iPerf client ...
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What is the relationship between WiFi strength , the bandwidth, and the Internet speed?

My school has a very low WiFi strength, -70dBm, but I have no problem downloading or streaming (the Internet speed test is 22/15 Mbps). At home, the WiFi strength fluctuate a lot; when it's above -50 ...
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In Tomato firmware for router, how do I determine how much bandwidth a certain IP address or MAC address has consumed for the day?

I can't seem to figure out where I can find an info about connected devices' bandwidth usage on my router running Tomato firmware. I just want to see a total of a certain device's bandwidth usage for ...
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Controlling shared internet connection on LAN, (no switch, just a basic lan with a modem and PC with two network adapter)

I have shared my internet modem connection using a PC with two LAN adapters. I want to control the access of shared internet on my LAN. IP of the internet modem is ----------> 192.168.1.1 Shared ...
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What is the actual speed of SATA 3?

Google says it is running at 6Gb/s. The throughput is at 600MB/s. 600MB/s equals 4.8Gb/s. Does this mean that the bandwidth is 6Gb/s but the actual throughput is 4.8Gb/s ?
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Skype Bandwidth usage for online teaching

We are online teaching via skype, we use Video and screen sharing. We have 15 Teachers. Details of our Data we have up to 1.75 mbps data speed from our ISP. This is our problem everyday if all 15 ...
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Is the bandwidth of the router usage divided equally?

I have a router/modem NETGEAR VEGN2610 which supports QoS. Assuming there are 2 computers downloading something that requires high bandwidth (for example a movie with torrents), will the speed be ...
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Prioritising network bandwidth with Huawei E5172 router

I have Huawei 5172 router and I wonder is it possible to prioritise network bandwidth for some computers in my home network? By 'prioritise' I mean in a general way, not any specific protocol or ...
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Squid proxy bandwidth hogging prevention

I have a squid proxy acting as a parental filter on our LAN, however it's very easy for one users downloading to slow everyone else down. My question is: Is it possible to set up something that ...
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Sharing internet access - solid way to guarantee good bandwidth for VoIP and gaming?

we have a linksys E2500 here The internet connection is a low 2 mbit with 1 mbit upload. The connection is shared by around 16 people (yayyy). I want teamviewer, skype, VoIP work well, as well as a ...
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Data from two modems for faster browsing?

I'm stuck with DSL Lite (a slow Internet connection). Is it possible to speed up my AT&T 'DSL Lite' connection by augmenting it with some bandwidth from my Cellphone's tethered 'hot-spot' ...
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Why are we getting low download speed as compared to the our bandwidth from browser? [closed]

Our bandwidth is 16Mbps 1:1 leased line, and we have been getting download speed of about 1.3+ MB/S earlier. But for 2 weeks we are getting a maximum of just 150-200 KB/S although the speed test ...
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How to limit the bandwidth on PC to a network drive?

I have a network location lets say X drive, all users can access it across our vpn. I want to limit the bandwidth on each PC to 100KB when user transferring file over. How can I do it ? or is it ...
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Netgear Router Throttling Bandwidth

I have a Netgear WNDR3700v4 wireless gigabit router. I've tested my internet connect speed directly through my modem via speedtest.net at just over 120 Mbps. While testing through my router ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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What might cause high latency when bandwidth is saturated?

I've been having network problems for a while and I'm trying to track down the source of the issue. Yesterday, I was transferring a file from my laptop to my desktop with SCP, over my wifi ...
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How to use QOS (quality of service) on windows 7

i have 15 computers on LAN and other clients who connect through wifi. all connections pass through a windows 7 computer. i want to give high priority for some applications, urls, ip addresses using ...
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Does increasing upload or download speed reduce ping?

I have a 5 MB/s connection, but I always notice high ping when playing online games. When the network is stable (i.e. when pingtest.com reports the connection as 5 MB/s), the ping stays at 50 ms, but ...
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How to kill LOW bandwidth connections?

I am sitting behind an absolutely terrible router (NVG589, NVG599 is no better) mandated by my ISP, AT&T. The problem is that it has an abysmal limit of 2056 simultaneous connections. Since my ...
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Audio streaming bandwith

I am trying to understand the bandwidth consumed by hosting a Audio Streaming server and Web Site that will host the stream. Server A: will host the IceCast server & Media Server B: will ...
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Do some recent Intel-chipset-based Motherboard support PCIe 3.0? Web is undecided

I'm thinking of getting a motherboard, which I need to (properly) support PCIe 3.0. Now, I've been looking at Intel's desktop chipset website, e.g. here, and that says their current performance ...
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Are the rating of switches the total bandwidth for all communication or between any two ports

Let's say I have 4 computers on a gigabit switch. Is the switch's gigabit rating the speed for all connections added up or the speed between any two computers? For example if computer 1 was ...
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“Total Available Bandwidth” on modem's telnet interface?

I've been tinkering with my Thomson SpeedTouch 510, FW v. 6.2.15.7. This is the partial output of the "adsl info" menu, via the telnet interface: What does "Total Available Bandwidth" stands for? ...
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Someone is uploading stuff from my pc

I am getting very slow Internet experience. In vnstat I see rx: 4 kbit/s 3 p/s tx: 94.74 Mbit/s 14072 p/s^C eth4 / traffic statistics rx ...
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Can I have server and client on the same machine and run network bandwidth test using iperf?

I have two ethernet ports (eth0 and eth1) on my system. I've tested the bandwidth with two systems and got ~940Mbit/s. If I use one of the ports as server and the other as client, I always go through ...
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How to monitor bandwidth usage per process [closed]

I recently installed vnstat on my DigitalOcean Droplet (Ubuntu). After about a month I decided to check out the log and to my surprise saw "huge" amounts of bandwidth going in and out of the server. ...
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Is there any way to limit the bandwith of a computer without making changes to the router?

How can one limit the bandwidth of a whole PC, and not just a specific process. I’m gonna move into a new home, but I will only have around 1,800 kb/s internet speed. This is a bit a problem, because ...
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How can I restrict FTP server bandwidth based on IP?

I am stuck at this problem and don't know how to solve this. I have a FTP server based on Windows from which users are able to download movies. It works with LAN. Now, I want to restrict users' ...
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How Bandwidth allocation works in 802.11 Network using DCF for e.g

I'm studying how 802.11 dcf mode with CSMA/CA works but I got to a confusing point... since DCF only one user can transmit successfully to an AP (receiver) (considering ideal case when exposed ...
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Skype Bandwidth Usage

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the average bandwidth usage for a Skype to Skype call (PC to PC) per hour (voice only), as well as calls that would include screen sharing. I have tried searching ...
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YouTube throughput problems (gaming channels)

Sometimes I get YouTube throughput and buffering problems, even though I use YouTube center to disable DASH playback. For example, right now featured videos on the front page of YouTube work fine for ...
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How to calculate bandwidth usage for RDP

I'm looking to calculate the actual amount of data sent and received for RDP for a given session. Just trying to figure out, given a typical hour or day of usage, how much bandwidth I would use if I ...
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Why does the download speed goes over the ISP bandwidth speed?

I have a wireless connection of 256 Kbps from my ISP. The download speed obviously varies on servers I am downloading from. But it goes all upto 181 KBps from ubuntu server and even higher from ...
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Calculating memory bandwidth using CUDA device properties

I am trying to measure my GPU's properties using CUDA's cudaGetDeviceProperties and I am not getting the correct bandwidth. The code snippet I am using is: for(int idevice = 0; idevice < ...
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Maximum Bandwidth through gigabit switch

This seems like a simple question, but I can't find a definitive answer for it. I have four devices connected to a Gigabit switch as in this diagram: Can I get the full GBit bandwidth from A-B ...
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How to download files with time-based bandwidth limitations?

I have huge files (15 Gb) to download from a provider which asks me to not download these files during buisness hours. I've tried using FlashGet, or Free Download Manager, but I can't schedule ...
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Bandwidth getting stolen by a user, NetCut safe option? Better option?

I am in a hostel there must be a user leeching hardcore from time to time. Late at night a group of americans came back, and the bad connection trouble seemed to stop after they went to their rooms. ...
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Automatic usage of Upload bandwidth. How to prevent this?

My network usage is tremendously increasing from the last couple of days. My upload bandwidth increases everyday. After turning on the computer in the morning and within the next one hour, upload ...
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Server bandwidth issues, sending packets to China

Can I solve this issue with IPtables? I have come here as a last ditch effort to figure out what is going on. About a year ago I had my Minecraft server running out of my basement for me and my ...