Bandwidth tag should be used when asking questions about data transfer rates over various data buses or network protocols.

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Bandwidth control using Mac Address

Hello I don't know this is the right place to ask the question or not but after seeing network engineering I thought I could ask the question from the people of networks. Well then getting to my ...
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Is there anyway to reduce bandwidth usage of Skype for business?

We use a lot of 'Skype for Business' (i.e. the new Microsoft Lync), that I use while consuming expensive roaming data. Was wondering, if there are options (similar to various VLC clients) that lead to ...
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Is there a way to limit bandwidth usage on Windows 7?

Often, I tether my Android smartphone to my Windows 7 PC, while travelling. This office PC has many background data-consuming applications (like software update, virus definition downloads, large ...
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OS X “launchd” maxing out upload bandwidth

I had an issue on my Mac mini with a DDOS Unix virus which was saturating the upload bandwidth and bringing my internet down, ClamXav and Avast found all the parts of it (it never showed up in ...
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How do I determine actual internet bandwidth? [on hold]

I am at a school and our bandwidth isn't enough. A I shop for other ISP's how do I verify actual bandwidth that is available for our use. I have read that a T1 line provides 1.5 Mbps download as well ...
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Maximum amount of users in a Skype (Free) Group Video chat

A group of users in my office would like to use Skype for some regular meetings when they are out of the office. Is there a hard limit to how many users can be in a group video call with the Basic ...
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Is there a way to remove bad trackers in BitTorrent? If so, is this helpful?

Per the second answer to this question, adding a bunch of trackers that aren't working to a torrent can clog bandwidth. TPB sets the trackers if you upload to their site; trying to add them manually ...
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How to measure the monthly total bandwidth use for an internet connection (OS independent)

I have 2 laptops and 2 smartphones which, when at home, use the home's WiFi Internet connection via a Belkin Wireless N+ 802.11n Router. All these devices have different operating systems. Is there a ...
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Which computer is eating all the bandwidth?

I have a belkin wireless router and four computers (2PC's + 2 Mac's) that connect to it regularly. Recently we have been consuming a lot of bandwidth. Is there a way to find out which computer is ...
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Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation

My days in networking are too far behind me to remember, so I thought I'd come here! I'm setting up a network of 10 devices, and I'd like to dynamically limit the bandwidth available to each one as ...
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Does DDR RAM also have a minimum bandwidth?

Reading about DDR3 on Wikipedia I can see that it has a peak data transfer rate. However, I assume the peak rate to be a theoretical maximum. Can we also derive a minimum transfer rate for DDR3 RAM, ...
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Tracking Bandwidth & Latency in Linux [on hold]

I'm trying to write a simple script that can detect dips in network traffic (both bandwidth and latency in both directions) between 2 arbitrary hosts in my network over time. Is there a tool to do ...
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Backing up .PST's to the cloud effectively

Medium sized business 2000 people. Connected HP Backup is used to backup people’s data in HP’s Datacentre. We have 3 sites, 30Mb split across 3 sites, 10Mb each. 700 people per site (not exactly), ...
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Is there a way to prioritize bandwidth without QoS?

i've got 2 pc's, and i use PC1 for gaming and 2nd PC is using my brother, so whenever he goes on the internet my ping in game raises and game becomes literaly unplayable. (happens with every game) So ...
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Limit traffic from single IP behind Linux router

I have a router running Ubuntu Linux. It has two network interfaces: p3p1 for WAN, and br0 for LAN (this is a bridge). On the LAN there is a PC with ip 192.168.3.7. How do I limit all traffic coming ...
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FritzBox 7390: Too low download bandwidth

A few weeks ago, I switched to a faster internet plan. Before the change, I had 6 MBit/s, now I should have 18 MBit/s. However my download has not become faster. My router is an AVM FritzBox 7390. I ...
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Increase and force concurrent connection in chrome

I have bandwidth monitor installed to monitor, Well my bandwidth. the thing is when I watch youtube at morning I can stream videos at full speed, yet after 7 PM and streaming becomes very slow. the ...
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What might cause high latency when bandwidth is saturated?

I've been having network problems for a while and I'm trying to track down the source of the issue. Yesterday, I was transferring a file from my laptop to my desktop with SCP, over my wifi ...
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How can I monitor data usage on my router?

My ISP imposes restrictions on the data usage (upload + download), and I'd like to monitor this. There are multiple devices using internet at my home, mostly wireless. I'd like a device-wise report of ...
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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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Surprising high bandwidth on my ISP's network [closed]

I live in India. The plan which I have taken from my ISP gives me 130 Kbps on internet and 1 MBps on peering network. I download certain (NOT popular) videos from Vimeo, and I found out today that a ...
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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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Graph network usage per IP on Linux router

I'm going to be setting up an Ubuntu server as a router. There are dual gigabit NICs on the motherboard and I'll also use a wifi card as an AP. The question is, once I have this running, can I ...
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Netflix and apple tv resolution

Is it possible to force netflix to play standard definition when using apple tv? Or do the in browser netflix settings apply to apple tv streaming of netflix also. By settings I mean the play back ...
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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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Logging individual application network usage in Windows 7 [closed]

There are many answers here detailing programs that will monitor and log internet usage for a pc, but I need that usage to be logged and broken down, detailing which applications consumed that data. ...
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Split bandwidth between WiFi and LAN

I have a TP-LINK ADSL2+ Modem and want to know if there is a way to split the bandwidth allocation of WiFi connections and LAN connection with the ratio that I want? e.g. 1/4 of bandwidth for WiFi and ...
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Network bandwidth monitor

I have a usb 3g dongle which I use from time to time by plugging it into my router so that all computers on the network can use the 3g connection (as opposed to plugging the usb into a single ...
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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. I've used the gnome-system-monitor app that correctly displays the kbps as well as total bytes consumed in each session. Now, is ...
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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 ...
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Does a bad Internet connection increase bandwidth usage?

My (Rogers) cable connection has been pretty bad recently (channels 3 and 10 are particularly fuzzy—it’s analog, not digital cable). Not surprisingly, this has caused my cable modem to drop out and ...
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Does Steam hog bandwidth or is it displaying incorrectly?

I'm currently downloading a game on steam. It's painfully slow, and it's probably going to take around 9 hours. What I don't understand however is the fact that steam is download at around 410kbps, ...
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Unmetered VS Metered Bandwidth

What is the difference between unmetered and metered bandwidth? There are some web hosting companies that offer unmetered bandwidth. Does that mean it's unlimited bandwidth?
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Is there a good tool for monitoring network activity on Mac OS X? [closed]

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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Netflix streaming: how much bandwidth does it use?

Title more or less says the question. I'm thinking about getting netflix, but want to make sure that our connect is fast enough to watch movies streamed. So: what is the bandwidth used by netflix, ...
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Does increasing upload or download speed reduce ping?

I have a 5 MB/s connection, but I always notice high ping when playing online games. When the network is stable (i.e. when pingtest.com reports the connection as 5 MB/s), the ping stays at 50 ms, but ...
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What does 500/500mbps internet actually mean?

I know this may be a really noob question, but does 500mbps up & down mean I can successfully open 500 browser instances and allow 500 outgoing connections? To make it more simple, I want to know ...
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What to do with excess internet bandwitch?

I have pretty decent internet speed but I would like to know what to do with excess bandwidth. As I am already a part of BOINC Distributed computing I would prefer something charitable. I searched up ...
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Suspicious wake up and how to see which program used bandwidth

I put my computer to sleep (Windows 7) and some time later it just wakes up by itself without any user intervention. So I ran cmd and used the powercfg-lastwake command but didn't get any results ...
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Why is surfing/downloading so slow when uploading/syncing to Google Drive over ethernet?

First please note that I am using ethernet, not wifi. Checking with my ISP, I have 5Mbps download and 512Kb upload. So why is it that while uploading to Google Drive (I happen to use the Mac OSX ...
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USB Hub Bandwidth

How well does bandwidth split when using a USB hub? I was told there is significant overhead? For my specific application I will have a fairly large number of USB webcams on one host, and will ...
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Do browsers take into account that network can be faster than disk cache?

One thing came to my mind. Nowadays the internet connection speed is often comparable to hard drive speeds. It means I can fully imagine there might be cases when it would be better (for a selfish web ...
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Max bandwidth cpu requires from main memory

Cpu clock = 4 GHz with L1-L2 cache, Max CPI = 0.5 (or IPC = 2), 25% of instructions are load/store, Global miss rate of L2 cache = 2%, Block size of L2 cache = 64 bytes, L1 I-cache: 100% hit rate ...
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What is the actual speed of SATA 3?

Google says it is running at 6Gb/s. The throughput is at 600MB/s. 600MB/s equals 4.8Gb/s. Does this mean that the bandwidth is 6Gb/s but the actual throughput is 4.8Gb/s ?
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how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp

how can I set only a specific browser like chrome, to use all the 100% bandwidth? windows xp. Is there any method to direct the internet only for a specific browser or application? I also want to ...
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Can I use a pci-e x16 slot for multple cards?

I have a mini itx pc with only one pci-e x16 slot. There is another old style pci slot. I don't care that much about graphics bandwidth and I'd like to add USB 3.0 support. It's a waste to be using ...
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How to increase RWIN Value in Windows 10?

We all know that a lot of things have been deprecated and there was also the introduction of auto scaling in earlier windows versions. Right now after using this analyzer ...
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Browser Huge use of Bandwith

I'm a web developer, and lately I've noticed that while developing on an online server, with Apache blocking all IP's besides my network to access it, I'm using huge amounts of bandwith. In order to ...
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Xeon memory bandwidth specification incongruency

How can this Xeon achieve the stated 102 GB / s memory bandwidth with the following configuration: Channels: 4 Type: DDR4-1866 The max. theoretical bandwidth would be 59.712 GB / s. The ...
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Skype Bandwidth usage for online teaching

We are online teaching via skype, we use Video and screen sharing. We have 15 Teachers. Details of our Data we have up to 1.75 mbps data speed from our ISP. This is our problem everyday if all 15 ...