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 download files with time-based bandwidth limitations?

I have huge files (15 Gb) to download from a provider which asks me to not download these files during buisness hours. I've tried using FlashGet, or Free Download Manager, but I can't schedule ...
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Bandwidth getting stolen by a user, NetCut safe option? Better option?

I am in a hostel there must be a user leeching hardcore from time to time. Late at night a group of americans came back, and the bad connection trouble seemed to stop after they went to their rooms. ...
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Automatic usage of Upload bandwidth. How to prevent this?

My network usage is tremendously increasing from the last couple of days. My upload bandwidth increases everyday. After turning on the computer in the morning and within the next one hour, upload ...
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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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Server bandwidth issues, sending packets to China

Can I solve this issue with IPtables? I have come here as a last ditch effort to figure out what is going on. About a year ago I had my Minecraft server running out of my basement for me and my ...
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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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Log bandwidth usage locally

Is there a way to log bandwidth usage for Windows (XP) computers? If possible, it should log this while remaining hidden.
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Can I use perfmon to measure my non-local (internet) bandwidth total from my machine?

I am looking for a quick way to measure my laptop's internet usage as a running total (rather than a point-in-time data plot). Performance monitor seems to offer a lot of options, but I am not sure ...
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Bandwidth control for my home network

Goodday, I just wanna ask if how can i control the bandwidth of the wiFi users. I have two routers. First is the modem/wireless router (DHCP) (2in1) (KASDA brand) provided by my ISP, it has other ...
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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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Microsoft Remote Desktop Bandwidth Usage

I am wondering how much bandwidth in terms of bytes sent/received is consumed by a typical remote desktop session. I need to know this because our ISP enforces a cap on monthly bandwidth usage (i.e. ...
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TP LINK AV 200 (v1.2)

On my home network, all machines apart from one are on normal CAT5 or wireless connections. There is one machine that uses the TP LINK AV200 (V1.2) and it is a gaming machine. When this machine is ...
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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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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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Networx bandwidth monitoring seems broken

Networx initially seemed to be showing correct bandwith monitoring but for the past two days seems to be faulty. The only thing I changed in that time was unchecking Transfer Cap and Seeding Goals in ...
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Download speed vs SpeedTest results

I'm currently subscribed to 500M fiber package with Asus AC68U Router and Asus PCE AC68 dual band network card. I'm connected on the 5ghz band and pinged over 250 Mbps download speed results on ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite limiting upload bandwidth

I have ADSL internet, and when there is an application uploading to the internet at full speed (e.g. Skype or Chrome during file uploads), the download bandwidth becomes very very slow. I.e. I cannot ...
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Wireless Multicast transmission

I'm working on a high bandwidth application which uses multicast. Let's say there's 20 ip devices connected wireless to a router. One ip device sends a multicast packet to the multicast group. Will ...
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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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300Mbs on a wi-fi router are available for each connection? Or that bandwidth is shared among the devices?

So I have a Wi-fi router that operates with a 300Mbs capacity. What I want to know is: Do those 300Mbps are shared among all devices connected to the router? Or does each wireless connection to ...
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Converting bandwidth: Bps-Bytes/s MBit-MB

When buying network hardware the specs usualy contain "Bits". Software usualy uses "Bytes". What are the formulas for converting bandwidth measures? Examples (assuming perfect conditions, ignoring ...
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How to determine which process is eating up your bandwidth on Windows over the long term?

I found a couple of software solutions for this already like Cucusoft Netguard and using the Resource Monitor's network tab (resmon) in Windows. These programs are similar to nethogs on Linux. But ...
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What is a general term to describe total units transferred?

I've been seeing the term "bandwidth" abused in recent years, especially by telecommunications companies. People refer to transfer caps as "bandwidth caps", but bandwidth describes a rate not a ...
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Simple network monitoring application for windows

I have a PC dedicated to one task only, Online streaming through Wirecast, But many times I find intermittent issues with my streaming due to Bandwidth issues, DNS issues etc. So I need a very simple ...
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What's the theoretical latency of 802.11ac?

Inspired by this slide, I became curious to know the (theoretical) latency of the latest WiFi standard. However Google didn't help. This ppt's 8th slide, compares latency of 802.3 (3000 microsecs) ...
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Bandwidth of PCI SATA card VS built-in SATA

I have an older HP DL 380 G4 server that I want to utilize as a NAS. Currently it has 6 Hot Swap drives coming in at a measly 36.4 GB each – not exactly a ton of space. It does have a PCI slot ...
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How to get current bandwidth usage from command line using built-in Linux tools?

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 don’t show real bandwidth usage compared to system monitor; they don’t suit ...
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Start task according to bandwith speed?

How I can start task according to my downloading speed "Bandwidth". Lets say I want to start .bat file if my downloading speed didn't exceed 50 KB/s for more than 50 seconds. What tools should I have. ...
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Is it possible to combine the bandwidth from a DSL modem and a ClearWire modem?

Kind of a crazy question, but... I am looking into getting a backup internet connection. I have DSL and ClearWire can now reach 4-5 meg speeds. I was thinking about getting that service as a backup ...
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Bandwidth information from traceroute command

I was wondering: is it possible to calculate bandwidth information from a simple traceroute command? Maybe an approximation using the distance between the nodes could be possible. The reason I am ...
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Will a 10 slot USB3 hub provide full bandwidth for 10 USB2 flash drives, and if not, where is the bottleneck?

I am wondering if a USB3 hub connected to a USB3 motherboard could sustain 10 USB2 flash drives being used simultaneously to transfer data at full bandwidth. Theoretically USB 2 speed is 60 MB/sec ...
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Is there a good tool for monitoring network activity on Mac OS X?

Is there a good bit of software on Mac OS X that I can use to monitor incoming and outgoing network activity? Nothing too geeky, I just want something simple to use. I'm on version 10.6 (Snow ...
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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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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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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 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 ...