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 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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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 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 ...
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Monitoring available bandwidth on my network

I was wondering if there is a way to monitor the total bandwidth available at any given time? My ISP claims and is charging me for a certain amount of bandwidth but I suspect that during the day I am ...
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Why is my actual download speed lesser than that found by by speedtest.net?

I ran my internet connection through speedtest.net which claims that it finds out the actual internet speed, much lower than that promised by my ISP. But, while downloading, the speed is much lesser ...
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Computer monopolizes bandwidth of the LAN

My problem isn't just that a computer downloads/uploads at its maximum, saturating the LAN's bandwith by doing so. The thing is it only uses 1-1.5 Mo/s when other computers on the LAN can download at ...
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How can I monitor bandwidth usage on a HSPA/UMTS WiFi hotspot?

As our only internet access (currently traveling - no fixed address - no fixed phone line) we use a Huawei E586 personal Wifi hotspot ...
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Why are network speed tests slower with further away servers?

When running network speed tests (like speedtest.net), why do further away servers give distance-proportionally slower speeds? I gather there are more "hops" for the packets to bounce through, and ...
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How to track internet usage (upload & download) on Linux?

I use a broadband modem to connect to internet on my linux machine. Now, I've used the gnome-system-monitor app that correctly displays the kbps as well as total bytes consumed in each session. Now, ...
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How can I reserve bandwidth on network without router access?

I am in an apartment complex with a shared connection, that I think is probably being split up with a switch among all of the apartments, so a lousy internet service gets even worse and I'm fairly ...
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Windows command line utility to control network bandwidth

I'm looking for a windows command line utility (it should be command line based because I want to call it from another application) that can control network bandwidth(I mean the download and upload ...
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Does giving two bands in a simultaneous dual band wireless router the same SSID double the bandwidth for a wireless connection?

I am sharing my wifi with a Linksys E2500 router, which allows you to name each frequency (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) of wireless network a different name. A user told me that if each band has a different ...
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Why the usage spikes?

I have a Verizon wireless account with a phone and a wireless router. I have a 2 gig data plan - I do not use much bandwidth, as I use my computer for email, web, writing, and development, much less ...
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Does the type of SATA port matter in regards to fileservers?

I want to build a dedicated home file server that will also be used for streaming numerous video files. Does the SATA bandwidth matter if I will be using 1tb 7200rpm drives? Also, would I be able to ...
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Will connecting to my external IP from my internal network flow through ISP?

I have my internal network: 192.168.0.0/24 My router is assigned the external ip: 231.123.11.12 My question is, if from one of my internal computers (192.168.0.100), I connect to the external IP, ...
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Monitoring Internet data from modem

I'm about to get a new ADSL internet connection and the data available is split between me and two other housemates. As i am going to be the Administrator, i was wondering if there is any way to ...
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Monitor bandwidth usage per user in linux

I have "chrooted" my users in my Ubuntu Server and I need to monitor their bandwidth usage. Since they can access to a FTP, a SSH and a website runned by a chrooted PHP-FPM, I need to monitor all ...
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how can one setup a bandwidth control on a local network? [closed]

I want to setup bandwidth control for our network, by using a 'main' computer as the hub to manage bandwidths of other computers connected to the same network. Also, I have a dedicated IP with my ...
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What is it that determines a network's bandwidth?

While I understand the concept of bandwidth in an Ethernet network - the Ethernet card in my computer "transmits" packets at a certain speed so I have a 100 Mbps network. However, what gives other ...
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Can I use multiple vpn connections to increase bandwidth

There is wifi network in our college and it only connected to local server so if we want to use internet we have to connect to a vpn server using our specific user/pass the problem is bandwidth is ...
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Lower bandwidth on Linux than on Windows behind same wireless router

UPDATE: When I connected via an Ethernet cable directly running from my Linux laptop to my wireless router, I get the correct bandwdith (~10 Mbits/s). It's only when I connect wirelessly that my ...
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Determining contributors to elapsed time during a network request

The situation: There is a remote server. I am running a client program that makes calls to the server and requests data. These requests perform very slowly. The server limits the number of results ...
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Troubleshoot ssh -X a lot less responsive than VNC

I need to work on a GUI on a remote Linux (CentOs) server (I measured with iperf a ~8Mbits/sec connection between these two machines). I always used ssh -X instead of VNC for this since: I need to ...
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Does PCIe 3.0 x8 provide enough bandwidth for a dual QSFP 40Gbit NIC?

I'm researching dual QSFP 40GBit network cards for a work project and have a few questions regarding PCIe 3.0's theoretical max bandwidth. I'm currently looking at a dual QSFP PCIe 3.0 x8 card on CDW ...
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Distributing proxy server

I am searching for some sort of proxy forwarder that will keep a stack of other proxy servers and will distribute connections between them. It will accept connections as usual proxy server, but then ...
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Extra Bandwidth - Why Still Lag In Games?

I have two computers - one for media streaming and one for gaming. My media streaming machine streams using the Asian P2P Media Streaming software Funshion. I've capped my download/upload speed on my ...
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What drawbacks are there when using memory that is faster than what is rated by the motherboard?

With the Core i7 platform, memory speeds of up to 1600MHz are officially supported, but kits are sold with speeds of up to 2133MHz and beyond. Are the caveats/drawbacks of using faster-than-rated ...
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test isp for bandwidth throttling

As of late youtube has been slow to load like 30-45 seconds in it will pause and buffer for 2-3 min. this happens on my wifes mac , my desktop and my work laptop so im pretty sure its not a hardware ...
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How many users could I host on a VOIP server running on my home internet connection?

I have 25 Mbps on the downstream and 2 Mbps (250 KBps) on the upstream. I imagine upload speed is most important. For a very high quality TeamSpeak audio codec, bandwidth transfer for a single user ...
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Restrict Bandwidth by IP

Is there an easy way to restrict the bandwidth available to a specific range of IPs? My scenario is I've recently discovered that watching movies on LoveFilm uses a lot more bandwidth than other ...
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I have a CentOS Based server. Each domain has its own entry in vhosts. How can I find out what domains are using up bandwidth?

I have a CentOS Based server. Each domain has its own entry in vhosts. Everything is logged in /var/log/httpd/access_log. How can I find out what domains are using up bandwidth? It is running ...
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bandwidth control during youtube upload

I am having a slow internet connection and I am looking for some solution so that I can divide the 1/5th of available bandwidth to me for youtube uploads while at the same time working with other ...
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usenet server uses more bandwidth then I can measure

So here's the situation. I just started using usenet (server Newshosting), and I am on a bit of a limited bandwidth local network so I've been trying to figure out how much bandwidth I'm actually ...
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Controlling bandwith while using GPRS on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have an issue with my windows 7 machine using a lot of bandwith while connected to the internet. I'm trying to limit the bandwith by using Opera in Turbo mode, but some other program is sucking down ...
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download a large file using multiple connections and PCs

I have three seperate computers, which I currently do not have an OS on. I also have three seperate internet connections with connection speeds of 256K, 512K and 1M. I would like to use all three of ...
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Bind process to network interface

I'm attempting to perform simultaneous bandwidth tests from a single machine using multiple network interfaces. None of the utilities I've found so far allow me to do this. The closest was iperf ...
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Router speed not matching my ISP speed

My ISP recently upgraded me to 150 mbps, I can only get close to this if I wire directly from the modem to my computer. If I wire through my router it maxes at 55, the router model is Linksys E1550, ...
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Is there any alternative firmware for ZTE zxv10 w300

I am sharing a ADSL connection with my friends using a ZTE w300 wireless router. However as many people are sharing the connection when one person is downloading the bandwidth cannot be throtelled. ...