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 to tell trickled to restore bandwidth to 100%?

I've been reading up on trickled which can be used to throttle both upload and download bandwidth: # Throttle download and upload bandwidths to 100KB. trickled -d 100 -u 100 But none of the ...
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Measure the overall network usage

Can anyone please tell me how can I measure the network data. For example, my office wifi is used by me and 5 of my employees. Can I check the amount of data being downloaded from individual PC? ...
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Using two Internet connections at the same time

Recently I got a second Internet connection. Each connection has 50mpbs capacity. One of them is directly connected to my laptop via PPPoE (with username and password); the second one is Wi-Fi from ...
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Netflix or Hulu maxing out bandwidth at Airport? [closed]

I work at a smaller international airport and recently the airport authorities are claiming that the network bandwidth is being maxed out due to employees (no more than say 7 personal computers at any ...
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to measure throughput of testing device connect to server via AP

Description of project-> I have a test tool to which DUT connects. The test tool has an access point in it and once DUT get connected to it via mac address we check RSSI and some other features ...
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Strange speed jumps when downloading a torrent file

I've been experiencing strange download behavior in a torrent manager on archlinux. Whenever I try to download a torrent my speed starts dropping and getting back to the same level again and again. ...
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Splitting an internet connection between multiple separate subnetworks

Problem I have an internet connection that I want to split between four separate networks. My requirements are: I need to be able to monitor the amount of bandwidth and data being used by each ...
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Windows 8 network speed capped at 10mbit

I have a Linux-based file server at home which I access from my Windows machine through SMB. I have been running Windows 8 Consumer Preview for ~6 months straight without any issues. I've recently ...
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Rule of thumb for TCP upstream bandwith requirement

In TCP, the recevier every now and then acknowledges the receipt of sent packages. Therefore to achieve a specific downstream bandwidth there is always a minimum upstream bandwidth required. What I'm ...
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vpn bandwidth limitations [closed]

I have an ISP that provide me with internet access but they limited my bandwidth 512 KB/S and I saw some ADS about VPN like Hide My Ass and they provide you with Unlimited data transfer will I get ...
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Why is there a huge difference between bandwidth and download speed? [closed]

I'm using a broadband connection of bandwidth 1Mbps(the online speed check confirms this). But the download speed doesn't exceed 110kbps. Now, when I'm talking of kbps, I'm talking of kbps ...
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Are there any command line utilities which can calculate and/or limit how fast a pipe is running?

I'm doing some basic stress testing of a Linux kernel network IWF with netcat. The set-up is fairly simple. On the target side: nc -l -p 10000 > /dev/null And on my desktop I was running: cat ...
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How to control the bandwidth that can be used by other people connecting to wifi?

i searched for softwares that i could use and found the p2pover, but i think it only detects lan computers not the wireless. My relatives who uses the wifi causes the speed to become slow and i think ...
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How can I find out who causes µTorrent / Bittorrent traffic on my WiFi network?

I am currently using a Linksys wrt54g wireless router along with a ARRIS CM550A Cable Modem that provides 12 MB/s download speed and upload speed of 1 MB/s. The Internet connection is functioning ...
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Do different DSL bandwidth speeds require different setup?

I'm shopping around for internet access and the service provider that I'm interested in has several speed options for DSL. The lower speed options (1.5Mbps, 7Mbps) offer self-installation, but the ...
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How can I determine the minimum theoretical internet speed needed for smooth streaming in each Youtube video quality?

How can I determine the minimum constant internet bandwidth that is theoretically needed for smooth streaming in each video quality levels for Youtube: 480p, 720p and 1080p?
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Why is iTunes using so much data?

I've been told by my ISP I'm using too much bandwidth so after using Activity Monitor to see that I'm using ~2GB a day I've used the nettop command line utility to work out where. Turns out it's ...
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Does image block (firefox addon) save internet bandwidth usage?

Does image block save internet bandwidth usage? I have a data capped plan from my ISP ( 5GB at 2mbps and thereafter 256 kbps / pm). I doubt if the addon or other similar addon actually saves ...
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Bandwidth Monitoring for Linksys E4200

I have a Linksys E4200 router with about 10 computers connecting to it. I'm looking for a way to monitor bandwidth usage in real time. I am willing to install custom firmware if it can get the job ...
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How can I selectively increase latency? E.g. throttle games

Basically, I want networked games to run poorly on a network, but I want everything else to run smoothly. I would also appreciate advice on blocking games in general. As far as I can tell, there's a ...
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Is download speed in linux greater than in windows, even in a vm? really?

Weird! Any explanation? Is it due to some QoS related bandwidth reservation?
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Theoretical and Operational bandwidth of different network technologies [closed]

There are so many webpages where these information can be found. Unfortunately, there are so much differences among them that it is really confusing. I need a reliable source(s) where I can find ...
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How to Monitor visited Websites on Thomson 585 v7

My home WiFi is being used by many devices, and they are taking all bandwidth, I wanna know which sites they are using, so I can block those sites in Parental control. In the web interface there's no ...
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How to control bandwidth in Firefox?

I share my internet connection, which is very slow, with two friends. When one of us tries to watch a video or download something, he usually "eats up" all the bandwidth. All of us use Firefox and ...
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Is there a free (local) network bandwidth limiter software? [closed]

I want to be able to limit the global Download and Upload speed of my computer so that I won't be using "all" the bandwidth from my router, especially since there are other residents using it. What ...
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Tracking Wireless Network Usage

How do you determine the overall bandwidth usage for each computer connected to a wireless network? I manage a small wireless network consisting of a couple of cheap Cisco/Linksys wifi routers. ...
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What wireless networking devices support throttling based on data usage rate? [closed]

We regularly host a number of students for a LAMP workshop that goes for about six weeks. During class time, there usually aren't problems with network traffic. It has been the case, though, that they ...
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Windows 7 File Downloads Consume All Network Bandwidth

I have a problem diagnosing a bandwidth with a Windows 7 PC on my home network. The PC has both a wired connection to the router as well as a wireless connection. When downloading files, all other ...
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How to Throttle WiFi Connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to slow down my WiFi speed in Thomson Speedtouch I have a Thomson TG585 V7. Many computers and smartphones are connected to my modem, and my Internet is limited, I ...
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Find Linux Total Bandwidth in One Line

Is there a command to find the total bandwidth used by a Linux box since startup, that returns one line? The reason I'm asking is I'd like to call this shell not using a terminal and output the ...
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sharing router bandwidth equally between connected computers

I live with 5 other people, so as you can imagine, my internet connection speed can be pretty poor, particularly if everyone is connected at the same time. However, I've noticed recently that it ...
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Monitering Bandwidth over lan

I am using ccproxy to moniter which computer in my house is using how much bandwidth. I created an account and set it to "Permit Only" and Authentication type "IP address". I created new account but ...
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Limit Netflix bandwidth

Netflix massacres my ping whenever I play online games. Preferably, I'd like to be able to monitor and limit/assign priorities to any applications using my home network, but if it's a ...
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How to measure memory bandwidth usage

I am trying to determine how close to being bandwidth-limited a code I have written is, so I was wondering whether there are any tools out there to determine memory bandwidth usage? The code I have is ...
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Can ISP limit my downstream to a specific website?

i do not mean access restrictions/censorship and bans based on IP address or domain names. For ex. i am connected to the Internet from a PC on a private network. i have access to X and Y websites. ...
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Router seems to be restricting bandwidth from my cable modem

My Linksys E2000 router seems to be restricting the bandwidth of my Virgin SuperHub. I have been using http://speedtest.net for my results. Connected directly, the SuperHub gives me an almost ...
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How to get more bandwidth for my laptop than desktop in my home network [closed]

In my home network we have desktop with wired Internet connection and laptop with wireless Internet connection. So I want more bandwidth for my laptop than desktop, both are on same Internet ...
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RSS with only .torrent links for newly released FOSS .iso files?

Is there a freely accessible RSS feed such that (1) it exclusively consists of direct .torrent links for newly released FOSS software, and (2) the feed can be parsed by utorrent or a similar free ...
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How to limit max bandwidth per IP/MAC address

I have a client who would like to offer free bandwidth to his clientèle but limit the amount of downloaded bandwidth by either MAC address or IP address on a given day. Believe it or not, bandwidth is ...
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Simple charitable upload bandwidth donation w/o legal worries? [closed]

My ISP plan includes 100Mbit/s uncapped upload that is mostly unused. Help me donate it to a charitable cause in a way that meets these conditions: no risk of legal hassles (i.e. illegal P2P seeding ...
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Network bandwidth usage dashboard?

I have a couple of wifi access points hooked up to my home network, one of which I keep unsecured for some development I do; there are only a couple other homes within range and they've got their own ...
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Windows and Linux applications to show cumulative uploads/downloads for each app, at a glance

I've read few quite a few other threads on SU, but they have been focused on instantaneous/average bandwidths (B/sec) rather than cumulative download/upload totals for a period. Either that or they ...
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Get Linux to share bandwidth evenly across network connections

This is similar to How can I prioritise network bandwidth on a per application basis?, but does not require control over priorities. I am working on an Ubuntu 11.04 laptop connected to a rather slow ...
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How is it possible for SSD's drives to have such a good latency?

First time i read some information about SSD's, i was surprised to learn they internally use NAND flash chips. This kind of memory is generally slow (low bandwidth) and have high latency while SSD's ...
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What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?

The new MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. I don't know how the GPU is connected to the monitor, but a more important question for me is: if there were standalone Retina displays, ...
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I've reached my bandwidth cap. Are there any other/better ways to access the Internet? [closed]

My ISP imposes bandwidth caps on my Internet service, and I've reached the limit. Now when I visit a website it's not showing me the page. I try google it's play slow. Any ideas for working around ...
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Slow download bandwith from Akamai when using company's DNS

I'm working in a company which got its own DNS servers, like many companies do. But I think they are not well configured. When I download files from popular CDNs like Akamai (read AppStore and Apple ...
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Doubling bandwidth with 2 ISPs

For about another week I'll be connected to 2 providers simultaneously from home. I thought this could be a great time to double my bandwidth (I have ADSL + HSDPA) thanks to the fact that my computer ...
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How to set up multiple SSIDs with bandwidth limiting on a single wireless router?

I have an Asus WL-520GU wireless router connected to a cable modem that I use for wireless internet access in my apartment. I would like to set it up so that it provides two SSIDs: one secured and ...
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Using multiple USB webcams in Linux

Running more than one USB webcam in Debian/Linux results in the the following error: libv4l2: error turning on stream: No space left on device VIDIOC_STREAMON: No space left on device What ...