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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
35 views

Is DSL upload speed shared among subscribers locally?

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

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, ...
-2
votes
1answer
34 views

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? ...
-1
votes
0answers
13 views

How do I assess the capacity of my link for Active Directory needs? [migrated]

I'm working for a company that has a head office and some remote sites. We have an Active Directory server in the head office and we now want all of the users in the remote sites to join and work on ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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. ...
-1
votes
2answers
66 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Alter PCIe speed and bandwidth

So I know the basics about lspci and setpci (needs to be run as root, etc), but I'm looking for more information. I want to alter the speed and bandwidth of my PCIe card's bus. The reason being, ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
277 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
639 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
276 views

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 ...
22
votes
6answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
131 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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. ...
-2
votes
3answers
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
394 views

How can I improve my Xfinity wifi connection throughout my home?

My parents have been using Xfinity for a few years now. We currently have wifi in our home, but the connection length and bandwidth is extremely bad. I have a big family, so everyone in the house uses ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

Best streaming method on VLC for saving bandwidth?

My question is more or less the same with this, but the answer is not really helpful. What I am trying to do is to stream from VLC to VLC on internet network. I have limited upload bandwidth 384Kbps ...
2
votes
0answers
115 views

USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
0
votes
2answers
95 views

What is this feature “a router divides the available bandwidth evenly among the online devices” named?

I want to buy a new router to manage the bandwidth. I want to know the terminology used to describe a router that can evenly divide the incoming and outgoing bandwidth among the number of online ...
3
votes
1answer
83 views

trickle: throttle all programs: works for statically linked executables?

I want to use trickle on Raspbian. It seems it can be used when running an executable as follows: trickle -u {up} -d {down} {program} And it can also be used for all applications. e.g.: ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Are you using your VPS' bandwidth when using it as VPN?

I setup my VPS from a different country as an OpenVPN Access Server. I am now connecting to it from my PC using OpenVPN client. If I download 1GB of data to my PC while connected to the VPN, is my VPS ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Network monitor for taskbar in Windows

I am interested in monitoring my bandwidth via an icon in the taskbar of my windows 7 machine. I recently found process explorer which provides exactly the feature I want, but with RAM, CPU, GPU, and ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Does a limited bandwidth homespot affect the bandwidth of my personal network?

I have 4 networks at home: a 5 GHz network and a 2.4 Ghz network from my own router, a 2.4 Ghz network from the router/modem of my ISP and another 2.4 Ghz homespot from my ISP, intended for other ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

What data transfer rates should I realistically expect to see with my current setup?

I plan on upgrading modems soon, but currently I'm running with the following modem and ISP package: Motorola SBG900 Docsis 2.0 802.11g Cox Premier 50Mbps Using any test servers I've found so ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Give Wget priority for my internet bandwidth

Is there any way for me to configure something so that no matter what other apps and machines are using my internet bandwidth, Wget will always get first priority? (So that even if I'm streaming lots ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Should I throttle my Ubuntu server that is on my home network?

I have just set up one of my old computers to be a web-server with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I was thinking that i should probably throttle/limit the bandwidth/speeds over ssh/ftp in order to not murder my ...
3
votes
5answers
224 views

Intermittent internet loss

at my office at work I have internet provided by the building. Within my office I have a D-Link DIR-632A with Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) std. I have 2 PCs hardwired, 4 PCs connected through ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Track bandwidth usage of ALL wireless devices connected to my ATT DSL Modem/Router [duplicate]

I need to Track bandwidth usage of ALL wireless devices connected to my ATT DSL Modem/Router. I allow the couple downstairs to access my wifi modem with a password, but im being charged extra each ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

VPN save Bandwidth?

is it possible to setup your VPN so that only sites hosted on the VPN use its bandwidth? For example, if someone connected to my VPN, how would I stop them watching loads of YouTube videos and wasting ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Calculate bandwidth for a crossbar system

Not quite sure which StackExchange community this question would fit it. I had an midterm last week where I had a question I still don't quite understand, and I hope to get some help here. So the ...
0
votes
1answer
479 views

How can I manage bandwidth consumption of GoToMeeting?

Gotomeeting sessions hog all my networks bandwidth... I have business class cable and other video/audio apps (e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts or Webex) work properly. In a session yesterday, I initially ...
3
votes
2answers
652 views

Networx showing excessive download bandwidth usage

I have only one download started with latest release of Firefox with Windows 7. Firefox shows it is downloading at 180 KB/sec. Networx shows between 368 KB/sec upload and 1-8 MB/sec download. It is a ...
1
vote
0answers
110 views

Best compatible firmware for my router to set bandwidth caps?

I have a Linksys N300, E1200 router and it has a built in QoS functionality, but I read somewhere that QoS is like spikes, as in like turnlike and not constant (I'm sorry I don't know how to explain). ...