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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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Why do I get a higher download speed if download via public domain on local computer?

I have set up a web-server on a computer and set a domain-name (e.g., www.mydomain.com) to point to the system’s public IP address. I downloaded a file via the domain-name (e.g., ...
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Prioritize a peer?

I'm a Utorrent user, and am currently seeding a rather large file set. I have allocated a seedbox that I want to use to share the torrent with much higher bandwidth than I currently have. However, ...
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Share ADSL connection and control bandwidth

As the title mentions, I need to split up my ADSL Internet to share with a neighbour, and I want to cap their bandwidth use. I have two different routers that I can use if it helps: Asus dsl n10e ...
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Looking for an internet usage meter to track usage on separate network connections [closed]

I still live with my parents who are split, so I live between two houses. At one house we have an 8GB/month cap and the other, 12GB. I also go to TAFE (like uni) were I use their internet heavily. I ...
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Limit bandwidth with tc on Linux network interface

I would like to limit bandwidth on specific interface, e.g. eth0, at my local Linux machine with tc. Reason for that is that my Linux machine repeatedly eat all ADSL bandwidth available, e.g. while I ...
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WIFI: iPhone/iPad getting much slower bandwidth than laptop

I just got cable internet installed (Comcast). It claims that my down speed should be 25mbit. Over wifi, I get close to that on my laptop, but only about 8 on average with my iPhone/iPad. I'm using ...
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Why is writing speed for RAM less than reading speed? And how do caches come into the picture?

Firstly, this is true, right? I feel that reads will always be faster than writes, also this guy here does some experiments to "prove" it. He doesn't explain why, just mentions "caching issues". (and ...
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Cost Of Bandwidth $20.00 per megabyte?

I have been in talks with local ISPS about getting fiber hooked up. Several of them have, rather cryptically, told me that they get charged "$20.00" per "MegaByte". This makes no sense to me. A ...
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OpenWRT - Bandwidth limit per client

I want to limit bandwidth on my openwrt router's wlan interface, but per client. Imagine you have 3 laptops connected. Each of them should only get 1/3 of the maximum speed. Is it possible somehow? ...
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How can I monitor the bandwidth usage of all devices on my local network?

I have a router which doesn't show what speeds each wifi device uses from the WAN. Is there a program or tool which tells me the current upload/download speed on the network of any connected devices? ...
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How do I calculate maximum video size to be streamed smoothly on a limited bandwidth

I mean, I'm gonna put up a video on my website, but the target audience will probably have slow internet connections (500kbps to 2mbps). So my video editor allows me to tweak the video's quality in ...
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How to utilize the bandwidth on multiple sites

I have multiple servers setup on different geolocations. Each of the site have different speed ,bandwidth and storage limit. I want to know is there any way to utilize all bandwidth from multiple ...
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Is it possible to programmatically query for current USB controller bandwidth usage?

I am using three Logitech C920 webcams with mjpg-streamer. The setup works extremely well, but I just realised that it doesn't scale. I began encountering bandwidth issues when bumping the frame rate ...
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How can I give priority in nginx for certain ips?

I want to download files from one server to another, my problem is that in peak time my servers are in high network load and the speed is not so great. How can I give priority in nginx for certain ...
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How do I keep my file transfers from sucking up all my bandwidth?

How do I set up a router so that my file transfers have 2nd priority? My VOIP and GoToMeetings suffer if we are transferring large files from our internal network to a hosted server. 70 gig backup ...
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Difference between bandwidth and actual speed ? [duplicate]

I leased a line from an ISP that offers me a bandwidth of 4mb/s.But I receive only a speed of 160 kbps when downloading files over internet.I found that the actual speed I receive is the ISP ...
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Limit bandwidth on HTTP downloads based on file size

Is there a way to limit lets say in iptables or any proxy solution/software if a user is downloading a filesize that is greater than lets say 20MB it will limit his entire download at 2KB/s? ...
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Keeping a slowish DSL connection responsive

I have a Linux box serving as a firewall/router for our home network. I live out in the boonies, so I have a relatively slow broadband connection: Downstream Rate 7616 Kbps Upstream Rate 512 ...
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How to limit Google Drive's client bandwidth usage?

Is there any way to limit the amount of traffic Google Drive uses? I'm syncing Drive's content, and it almost swallows the entire bandwidth. I can't use Internet during sync operation.
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How to save Bandwidth used on Firefox

My ISP is charging me per GB for download. I need some solution to save Web pages on firefox and when I open page again, FF load it from cache offline.
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Which one VoIP SIP audio codec should I choose to high quality calls?

The quality of VoIP calls depends on the codec used for the transmission and on the bandwidth of Internet connection. I want to use best optimized codec for my Internet connection. I have to select ...
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internet bandwidth control among programs in windows 7

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 ...
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tor relay - how to display remaining bandwith quota?

I have a noobish question. I am experimenting with tor and would like to offer a relay service without exit node. My relay goes into hibernation surprisingly fast (inspite of setting AccountingMax ...
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How do I monitor bandwidth usage in Windows 7, including a URL breakdown?

I want to monitor bandwidth usage in Windows 7 with the following parameters: geared towards single-user scenarios gives a breakdown of per hour bandwidth utilization includes per-host (URL) ...
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Options for bandwidth management on a shared internet connection

The premise: Rural location, not many options for high-bandwidth internet connections. The fastest by far is Satellite internet, but it's expensive (both equipment and monthly cost, and has latency ...
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What are the options for a person or business that needs high bandwidth internet service?

What are the options for a business that needs high bandwidth internet service? For example, how would a large hotel or medium sized business with a few hundred employees get enough bandwidth to ...
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How to prioritize bandwidth in linux

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian acting as a 24x7 downloading server. I am now trying to utilize it with SiriProxy but it fails as it needs to upload/download data from Apple servers which fails ...