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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Location Based Bandwidth Throttling In Live Update?

In Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 (RU4), we've been having an issue with Live Update smashing the links to our smaller sites. I've done a bit of digging around Symantec's site, but can't figure ...
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DNS resolution fails while torrents are running

When I turn on torrents, I am unable to use the internet for anything else. This primarily affects my web browsing where the browser fails to resolve hosts. Once torrents are turned off, I am able to ...
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How much bandwidth does a T1 typically give?

We're about to move into a new apartment which has a T1 for $35 a month. How much bandwidth does a T1 usually supply? Right now we are with Comcast cable which theoretically gives us 14mb down / 7mb ...
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Linux RAM throughput statistic for a given PID

How do I find out how fast is a certain process accessing the DRAM? There are lots of ways to monitor the CPU usage, memory footprint etc etc, but is there a utility I can use to monitor the memory ...
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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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Why do the packets intended for other computers on a local network not saturate our bandwidth?

On a Unix or Linux computer we can run the iftop command and monitor the packets of all the other computers on our local network. Why does this not completely saturate the bandwidth of our connection? ...
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How to share bandwidth among different applications?

Suppose i am running git clone in my terminal and downloading something via firefox, if I would like to limit the bandwidth usage for one of the applications and increase more for another, is there a ...
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How to setup an efficient badwidth management for home wifi

I plan to share our wifi between 4 roommates and occasional guests and mobile devices. We consume mb differently so the bill will not split evenly. I would like to setup something as follows: When ...
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Debugging choppy video playback on LAN - Bandwidth measurement

I am using VLC to playback videos stored on a personal NAS. I sometimes experience choppy playback, which I would like to diagnose by measuring with precision what bandwidth is required by the video ...
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Save bandwidth when tethering

I'm tethering from my phone for a windows-8 computer. I can change the behaviour of gmail so that it will use html and consume less bandwidth. I closed the dropbox process. However, there are many ...
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How do I split an internet connection into 4 equal connections?

My 4 roomates and I have a problem: One of my roomies is downloading torrents all the time. When somebody need make a call or doing something like you tube or a quiz using the internet conection. The ...
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How do I calculate bandwidth consumption of 700 users

Id like to know how to properly calculate the consumption of user downloads in a given specified bandwidth. Say, I have 700 users which will simultaneously download an image with file size (300KB). ...
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How to limit the upload/download of a program already running (A process)?

I have already tried trickle and wondershaper. I need a program that can limit the speed of download/upload of an already running program. Similar to the how NetLimiter in Windows limits already ...
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Bandwidth Sharing 2 pcs ( linux and windows )

Greeting All How can we share bandwidth between 2 pcs ( a windows pc and a linux pc ). We have one adsl connection. We would like the users to share bandwidth when both are active and when only one ...
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Rate limiting bandwidth per IP

First, I am not that good with computer. I even had problem with Windows PC. Right now I own a restaurant which happened to offer free internet. My ISP has my connection setup using a Ubuntu 11.1 box. ...
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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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How to add bandwith limiter to Linksys WRT54G (for Free)

I need a way to limit the bandwidth for certain IPs, or just limit the total bandwidth served through the wireless. Is there a way to add this feature to this router? I have the following firmware: ...
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Slow down my own connection

I want to test a program I have developed on LANs that have a very slow connections. I have two computers here, I want to run a program on one that will kill the bandwidth on my connection. Is there ...
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why was “bandwidth” chosen to describe a rate? [closed]

It just doesn't seem to make sense to use the term "width" to describe a rate, but maybe that isn't even right. The common thing you hear now is that you may be limited to a total amount of data ...
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Torrent client allowing upload/download rate limit depending on the time of day

With Azureus/Vuze, can we set an upload/download rate limit depending on the time of day ? If not, do you know a torrent client allowing this ? Client must be available on Linux. EDIT After ...
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Is SATA bandwith per Port or per Controller?

I always assumed that it was per Controller channel, and that If I have 4xSATA 3.0Gb/s ports on my Motherboard then I should have a potential 12.0Gb/s of bandwidth. However, after doing some searching ...
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Setting up a download limit for a computer

A friend of me asked me a question like that I have a modem, and a house mate. He is using my modem, and slowing down my internet. What I want to do is, limit his bandwidth without using any ...
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Is it possible to rate-limit an scp/sftp/rsync/etc transfer from the command-line? ie, manual QoS on a single command?

Specifically, I am looking to rate-limit an scp or sftp session (or other arbitrary network call) in the call itself. For example, let's say I want to copy 100MB to one server, and 1GB to another. ...
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How can I make bandwidth intensive applications have lower priority than other apps like web browsing/skype

When using bandwidth intensive applications like FTP/bittorrent/newsgroups these will often use all available bandwidth and consequently things like web browsing/video streaming/skype calls will ...
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How do Internet Service Providers limit bandwidth?

I get capped once a month after my International bandwidth runs out. I was wondering exactly how Telkom, the monopoly broadband service provider in my country achieve this. Technically, how do they ...
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Internet slow down after 2-5 minutes Win7 x64 Realtek PCIe FE 8167

I am at my wits end here. I have been fighting this issue for about a few months now with no end in sight. I purchased a new HP Pavilion 17-e180nr with a Realtek PCIe FE 8167 NIC that came with ...
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Mirror an ftp site, but create empty files instead of full files to save bandwidth

I want a listing of all files and directories at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/snp/. But I don't want to download the contents of all the files. To save bandwidth, I hoped that wget would have an option ...
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limiting svchost.exe because of copping internet good or bad?

I recently came into problem with one of windows's processes called "svchost" I dont know what is used for, but it chops my bandwith to death and increases my ping (i play online) I recently installed ...
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Not getting max bandwidth on my new internet connection

We got a new internet connection yesterday, which is a 250Mb/s fibre. The problem is I'm not getting this speed on my PC. Its running windows 7, i7 processor, hero maximus vi motherboard. My ...
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Is “looking at an RDP” the same as looking at pictures online? [duplicate]

I've always wondered if using a remote desktop is the same as looking at a series of pictures online. As far as I can tell, the client machine I use to log onto a remote desktop produces (draws) a ...
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How can I limit bandwidth of other programs?

Is there a way so that I can selectively limit bandwidth of a running process?
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internet bandwidth measurement?

How the internet speed is calculated, and how does it differ from other speed measurements (like CPU speed)? For example, what does it mean if somebody says, "my internet speed is 512"?
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Intel 10Gbps card bandwidth

I have an Intel 10Gbps card that has the 82599 10GbE Controller. The card has two ports in it. The datasheet of the controller says it supports PCIe 2.0 (2.5 GT/s or 5.0 GT/s) Now, according to PCIe ...
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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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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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Reduce bandwidth usage when web browsing? [closed]

If I have a 1GB tethering allowance per month. Is it possible to somehow compress the websites I visit so they use less bandwidth to reach my screen?
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Setting global rates in trickled

I try to limit download-upload bandwidth for each users on Debian. trickled -d DOWNLOAD_LIMIT -u UPLOAD_LIMIT is supposed to limit bandwidth completely (according to some articles on Web). But it ...
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Quickest way to upload 500 GB to Google Drive

I have about 500GB to upload to to Google Drive. Two questions. What would be the quickest way to do this? The drive app seems slow. Other people have said use CyberDuck but they seem to have ...
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If I have two internet connections on osx, how can I use both to increase my bandwidth?

I understand that any one connection (such as a non-p2p download) will use just one of the connections, but since most normal activity involves multiple connections at once, I can still in theory ...
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How can I monitor internet usage in my network?

I need to know which computer is consuming my bandwidth. Is there a tool to do this?
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Wimax bandwith and download speed issue

I have very bad problem in my office. we have medium size network in our office (around 200) pc s with windows xp and they connected directly to a linux samba server. our internet connection is 8Mbsps ...
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Hosting space for files (Correct way?)

I am developing an app that will download a few files (around 50mb in all) per user. The thing is, I am unsure of where to upload files do this. (and do it legally). These are the features that I ...
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How to apply ipfw rules to domains that resolves to multiple IPs?

Suppose I wanted to use ipfw to throttle uploads to youtube. The uploads are made to upload.youtube.com but this domain resolves into multiple different IPs (which also appear to change over time). ...
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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 ...
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How to define manual maximum bandwidth for Linksys WRET45GL

I need to study the impact of increase in number of concurrent users on a LAN throughput. The data size is about 500KB and bandwidth is 4Mbps. Here is my questions: Can I do it in real testbed or ...
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How to use full bandwidth available?

I'm working on a new kind of proxy server using node.js. With cluster module I'm able to fork the process (which are double the number of cores). The server configuration is 8GB RAM, 8 core Intel ...
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Unidentified network activity bursts on my computer

I have been experiencing this issue for some time now (maybe 1-2 months), and didn't know if it was something from my ISP or my computer, but I have sudden burst of network activity happening in the ...
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Picking the right ram [duplicate]

I informed myself of picking the right ram, but there are still questions. I am currently running a AMD Phenom II x4 965 (Black Edition) on an ASUS M4A87TD EVO. I'm planning to switch my core as soon ...
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Effective bandwidth for SMB/SSH file transfers over a wireless/ethernet network

I have a Windows (7) machine A connected by 802.11n to a router, and from there via Ethernet 100Mbps to a Linux machine B running SMB and SSH services. I'm copying a large file from B to A, using the ...
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is there any software to establish N percent of internet speed to the processes?

I'm interesting to find a software to control my internet speed usage that would limite each process to use percent of internet speed. or even any (speed or volume) limitation that would set to each ...