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 get the bandwidth usages in my WIFI including from mobile devices

I have set up a wireless network(Binatone router) for my home.I have 3 laptop usages and two mobile usages,out which which one is iphone and other is android.I want to know how much bandwidth each and ...
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How can I simulate a slow connection, or limit the bandwidth that Firefox can use?

Is there a way I can simulate various connection speeds from within Firefox? I need to be able to check http://localhost with varying speeds. I know there are standalone applications that can do ...
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Is DSL upload speed shared among subscribers locally?

I have a feeling that my DSL provider is lying to me, but I cannot find a technical rebuttal online. Can someone tell me if the following makes sense: I have ADSL which is supposedly "up to" 16,000 ...
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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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Linux: How to get current bandwidth usage from command line?

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 doesn't show real bandwidth usage (compared to system monitor), anyway they ...
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ADSL Modulation Setting for better speed

At home, I am still stuck with ADSL broadband connection. Recently I upgraded to 8mbps plan, and purchased a new DLink ADSL modem, and set it up. It's working fine, but the connection speed seems to ...
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VLC streaming upload buffer

I'm trying to stream a Variable bitrate stream over the internet: Video is Variable between 8-10MBit Audio is Constant @ 256KBit My upload at home is a steady 10Mbit. The downstream of the place ...
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Bandwidth monitoring grouped by domain/process

Under Windows platform, what is the simplest way to achieve bandwidth monitoring with the following grouping use cases: monitor all incoming/outgoing bandwidth grouped by domain/ip (http requests ...
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ISP speed limit not functioning correct … how to replicate on purpose?

I recently moved to Jordan and the internet is not the greatest but i got my self an internet plan with 50gigs of bandwidth with a 10migs download speed. once i spend all my bandwith i still have ...
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Do cabled connections and Wi-Fi “use” the same bandwidth?

My brother likes to play games online on his Xbox. However, because he is far away from the router, he uses our Wi-Fi instead of an Ethernet cable. I, being closer to the router, use an Ethernet cable ...
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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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Can I reduce my browser to 'bare bones' network activitiy?

I quite often tether my mac though my phone and obviously this results in less bandwidth being available. Is it possible to have a browser set up to use the smallest possible amount of bandwidth? ...
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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 do I assess the capacity of my link for Active Directory needs? [migrated]

I'm working for a company that has a head office and some remote sites. We have an Active Directory server in the head office and we now want all of the users in the remote sites to join and work on ...
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Du Meter Log file

Where can I find the Du Meter Log file? I tried searching C:\ProgramData\Hagel Technologies\DU Meter but the folder is empty. I also tried C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming and Local and LocalLow but ...
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Prioritize a peer?

I'm a Utorrent user, and am currently seeding a rather large file set. I have allocated a seedbox that I want to use to share the torrent with much higher bandwidth than I currently have. However, ...
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Properly throttle bandwidth per user

To be clear from the get-go: I did search before asking this question. I've found the following articles: How to throttle bandwidth on a Linux network interface? and Bandwidth Throttle for linux. ...
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Do web browsers download faster than your max bandwidth?

Since content is compressed on transmission and uncompressed on the browser, does that make the transfer rate faster than your bandwidth? Or is there another term for this? For example, a 1GB white ...
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Alter PCIe speed and bandwidth

So I know the basics about lspci and setpci (needs to be run as root, etc), but I'm looking for more information. I want to alter the speed and bandwidth of my PCIe card's bus. The reason being, ...
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Application specific browsing two internet connections on same machine

There are 2 situations for which I am looking for a solution I am having 2 internet connections. One is a normal connection in our LAN (Wifi) , another is a USB Device which has internet ...
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Limit bandwidth of Apache (XAMPP)

I want to limit the bandwidth available to my XAMPP Apache on Windows 7, so I found something about the module 'mod_bw'. I copied the file ("mod_bw.dll") in the modules directory and added the ...
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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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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 monitor bandwidth on a Linux router by LAN IP

There are plenty of ways to monitor traffic on a specific interface or even by port. But if I am on a router and suspect one of the workstations is using more bandwidth then others, how to check?
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If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth?

If a wireless router sends packets all by broadcast and with its full bandwidth, can each connected device receive the same full bandwidth? The possible scenario is like this: 1) connect one device ...
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how to view only text from a website

Is it possible that when a website is opened only text data is displayed i.e no image, advertisement etc. so that it takes lesser time to load the website ?Any browser that supports this?
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Get router or computer to share bandwidth equally amongst applications

16Mbps is available via my cable-based ISP. When FileZilla is used to download a movie or television show via FTP, all 16Mbps of bandwidth are used. This is the expected and desired behavior. The ...
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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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Wireless Router Downloads Kill my Internet

So I run on a standard Charter Internet, 30 MBPS. Anytime I download something though, via steam or battle.net my internet completely drops out and only focuses on the download - which is only 1.1MB/s ...
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Do access points not make the speed slower?

In the article, http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?p=1605297#p1605297, it says: Wireless Access Point - a device that attaches to a wired network to allow wireless clients. Usually has a ...
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Split bandwidth between WiFi and LAN

I have a TP-LINK ADSL2+ Modem and wanna know is there 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 the ...
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Does transferring files over a local network use up internet bandwidth

We've got a server on our network and some drives on that server mapped to our desktops. When I transfer a file over, windows task manager reports 100% network utilization on local area network, which ...
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Is there a tool to show how many computers are on a free wifi network and how much bandwidth they are consuming?

I'm at Starbucks and sometimes the free wifi is dog slow. I was wondering if there was a tool (POSIX compatible) that let you see how many computers were using a particular Starbucks WIFI network and ...
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DD-WRT QoS traffic shaping sharing percentage of overall bandwidth

I'm using DD-WRT build 21402 on an Asus RT-N66U and I'd like to use QoS or some kind of traffic/bandwidth shaping to stop any one IP from using up more than 75% of the available bandwidth. I would ...
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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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In bisection bandwidth how is the network split into two groups?

I've been trying to understand bisection bandwidth and what does it mean by the network being split into two parts? This seems to be highly relivant is it would influence the difficulty of a message ...
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How can I tell if my wifi router is max out?

I have a netgear r6300 wifi router for our office, and we have 43 devices connected to it. We're experiencing some problems with the router kicking people off. I suspect we may have too many devices ...
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What is the main bottleneck for a personal offsite backup server

I want to host a personal cloud server on my network and am currently at a crossroads with hardware requirements for the server. My first thought was spend big bucks on a high performance machine with ...
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merge two net adapters for better stability and bandwidth

On Windows 8 x64 I use two main methods of connectivity: wifi usb 3G modem Both have stability issues. Each has a theoritical max of 512kbps from the ISP. What is a hopefully simple, built-in to ...
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ASUS RT-N65U router displays ridiculously fast internet speeds

My router's logging some ridiculous internet speeds. For example, here's a screenshot showing a max internet of speed 16.7 Gbps, and an average speed of 111 Mbps. I did complete a large download ...
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Auto Tool to track internet speed? [closed]

We have a local firm that supplies our community with internet service. They are contracted to supply "at least" 10Mbps. However, during peak usage times I find they do not meet this standard. ...
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Bandwidth Rate Limiter

I have 6 windows (XP/7) computers on a network which only has a 2mb line. We occasionly get times when one of the computers take up the entire line and everyone else hangs. I believe a rate limiter to ...
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Are bandwidth hogging users simply a myth for ISPs to charge more money? (Analysis inside) [closed]

From my understanding of networking, how can a single user hog all the bandwidth. Bandwidth is not something that is used. Packets are simply queued and sent on their way as fast as they can no ...
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Optimizing bandwidth usage in a network of internet peers with minimum activity requirement

Suppose we have a HTTP-based network comprising N identical nodes. Each node needs to receive a request (S bytes) from anyone else at least every T seconds for the network to appear alive to it. In ...
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How to prevent skype from hogging bandwidth?

ADSL (6 Mbps / 768 Kbps ) D-Link DIR-625 Router Hi Guys, Whenever one of my family members uses skype video to chat with friends it interferes with other internet tasks... particularly: SIP / ...
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How can I improve my Xfinity wifi connection throughout my home?

My parents have been using Xfinity for a few years now. We currently have wifi in our home, but the connection length and bandwidth is extremely bad. I have a big family, so everyone in the house uses ...
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Utility service that logs total network usage

I would like to know the total bandwidth our internet provider essentially provides to the many competing devices in our home. Is there a simple windows service that uses a wireshark like trick to log ...
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Win7 app to monitor bandwidth capacity over time?

I see lots of questions about bandwidth usage, but that's not my issue. I suspect my ISPs quality of service deteriorates/is altered intentionally on a regular schedule, but need some data logging to ...
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Best streaming method on VLC for saving bandwidth?

My question is more or less the same with this, but the answer is not really helpful. What I am trying to do is to stream from VLC to VLC on internet network. I have limited upload bandwidth 384Kbps ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...