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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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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How can I utilize more bandwith in my browsers and applications ?

I have a internet connection of 16Mbps bandwidth. This goes for download and 3Mbps bandwidth for upload. I get good download speed in a download manager, nearly about 2MBps. And upload speed of 375 ...
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How do I kick bandwidth-hogging clients on my home network?

My family doesn't know how bandwidth works and when I try to explain it to them they really don't seem to care. Think Netflix during a YouTube video with a concurrent download per person. This makes ...
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What is the relationship between WiFi strength , the bandwidth, and the Internet speed?

My school has a very low WiFi strength, -70dBm, but I have no problem downloading or streaming (the Internet speed test is 22/15 Mbps). At home, the WiFi strength fluctuate a lot; when it's above -50 ...
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I have to choose between 2 ADSLs. Any OSX or unix script to massive compare and average ping, bandwidth, accross countries?

My landlord gave me 2 wifi networks to choose from. I have 3 days to decide. I would like to identify the best of the 2 provider. I already noticed 1 has 8Mb bandwidth while the other has about 28Mb. ...
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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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How do I monitor network usage on a Windows server? [migrated]

I would like to monitor server bandwidth usage. The server OS is Windows Server 2012 This should give me as result the amount of data over a certain period of time and separate it by protocol and by ...
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I want to know how much user/ IP is online and which user is using high bandwidth on my network.? [closed]

I want to know how much User/IP are currently online or running and How much User/IP is offline/Shutdown. And which user is using high bandwidth (LAN/WAN) on my network... Please HELP ? I want a ...
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fio: correct usage of group_reporting

I am trying to benchmark disks using fio. Since I suspected the test to be compute bound (around 8.2% utilization in top on a six core machine (12 virtual cores)), I started using numjobs. However ...
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Logging individual application network usage in Windows 7

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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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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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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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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How can I limit internet bandwidth for a daemon in linux?

I can successfully throttle a process using trickle. But how can I limit a daemon, that autostarts on boot?
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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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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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Bandwidth throttling prevents apt-get from installing software

I am on a satellite uplink for internet, which is throttled after a certain data limit is reached. Ever since I reached my data cap, though, I have not been able to install any software from the ...
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How to Match Memory to FSB (pre IMC)

I have the following hardware: P35-DS3L supporting FSB 333/266/200 Mhz, quad-pumped. Four dual-channel slots. E2180 currently @ 2.00Ghz (200.00x10) I plan to raise the FSB to 266.66. This is my ...
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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 Use Google Search mobile version in desktop browsers? [duplicate]

As you're all know there are different version of Google Search is available respective to your client device (Mobile/Desktop). Since, Mobile version uses less bandwidth I was trying to access the ...
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How do I limit the maximum bandwidth usage that can be used by ip address using tc?

I have an ASUS RT-N66U router and I would like to use the tc command to limit bandwidth usage by IP Address or IP Address Range. I have Comcast Internet with a 300 gigabyte per month limit. We have ...
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Why is iPerf UDP bandwidth so much lower that iPerf TCP?

I need to perform a single direction iPerf test. Bi-directionally, using TCP, I get 25Mbps. But single direction using UDP I only get 0.7Mbps. Why is UDP rate so much lower that TCP? iPerf client ...
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In Tomato firmware for router, how do I determine how much bandwidth a certain IP address or MAC address has consumed for the day?

I can't seem to figure out where I can find an info about connected devices' bandwidth usage on my router running Tomato firmware. I just want to see a total of a certain device's bandwidth usage for ...
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Controlling shared internet connection on LAN, (no switch, just a basic lan with a modem and PC with two network adapter)

I have shared my internet modem connection using a PC with two LAN adapters. I want to control the access of shared internet on my LAN. IP of the internet modem is ----------> 192.168.1.1 Shared ...
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Is the bandwidth of the router usage divided equally?

I have a router/modem NETGEAR VEGN2610 which supports QoS. Assuming there are 2 computers downloading something that requires high bandwidth (for example a movie with torrents), will the speed be ...
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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 ...
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Prioritising network bandwidth with Huawei E5172 router

I have Huawei 5172 router and I wonder is it possible to prioritise network bandwidth for some computers in my home network? By 'prioritise' I mean in a general way, not any specific protocol or ...
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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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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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Sharing internet access - solid way to guarantee good bandwidth for VoIP and gaming?

we have a linksys E2500 here The internet connection is a low 2 mbit with 1 mbit upload. The connection is shared by around 16 people (yayyy). I want teamviewer, skype, VoIP work well, as well as a ...
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How to kill LOW bandwidth connections?

I am sitting behind an absolutely terrible router (NVG589, NVG599 is no better) mandated by my ISP, AT&T. The problem is that it has an abysmal limit of 2056 simultaneous connections. Since my ...
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Squid proxy bandwidth hogging prevention

I have a squid proxy acting as a parental filter on our LAN, however it's very easy for one users downloading to slow everyone else down. My question is: Is it possible to set up something that ...
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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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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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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 simulate a slow connection, or limit the bandwidth that Firefox can use? [closed]

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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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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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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Data from two modems for faster browsing?

I'm stuck with DSL Lite (a slow Internet connection). Is it possible to speed up my AT&T 'DSL Lite' connection by augmenting it with some bandwidth from my Cellphone's tethered 'hot-spot' ...
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Why are we getting low download speed as compared to the our bandwidth from browser? [closed]

Our bandwidth is 16Mbps 1:1 leased line, and we have been getting download speed of about 1.3+ MB/S earlier. But for 2 weeks we are getting a maximum of just 150-200 KB/S although the speed test ...
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How to limit the bandwidth on PC to a network drive?

I have a network location lets say X drive, all users can access it across our vpn. I want to limit the bandwidth on each PC to 100KB when user transferring file over. How can I do it ? or is it ...
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Netgear Router Throttling Bandwidth

I have a Netgear WNDR3700v4 wireless gigabit router. I've tested my internet connect speed directly through my modem via speedtest.net at just over 120 Mbps. While testing through my router ...
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limiting upload bandwidth in Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)

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. Meaning I ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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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 to use QOS (quality of service) on windows 7

i have 15 computers on LAN and other clients who connect through wifi. all connections pass through a windows 7 computer. i want to give high priority for some applications, urls, ip addresses using ...
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Audio streaming bandwith

I am trying to understand the bandwidth consumed by hosting a Audio Streaming server and Web Site that will host the stream. Server A: will host the IceCast server & Media Server B: will ...
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Bandwidth in frequency to bits/sec

Sometimes I see bandwidth of e.g. ethernet cable mentioned in hertz instead of bits/sec. What does this tells about transmission rate? Can it be converted to bits/sec? For example: If bandwidth of ...
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Do some recent Intel-chipset-based Motherboard support PCIe 3.0? Web is undecided

I'm thinking of getting a motherboard, which I need to (properly) support PCIe 3.0. Now, I've been looking at Intel's desktop chipset website, e.g. here, and that says their current performance ...
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Are the rating of switches the total bandwidth for all communication or between any two ports

Let's say I have 4 computers on a gigabit switch. Is the switch's gigabit rating the speed for all connections added up or the speed between any two computers? For example if computer 1 was ...