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 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 to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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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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Is there a way to find out what app is using most of my bandwidth in windows

I have found several that measures total bandwidth but none that tells me bandwidth per application. Preferably with some history or logging. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2
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Home Network Bandwidth Control

I will mount a home network to share the ADSL internet connection. The speed is 1Mb, but I want that my PC get 75% of the bandwidth and the another PC get 25%. I know that linux boxes can do it, but ...
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Is there a way to find out what application using most of bandwidth in Linux?

I'm looking for an utility that could show me how much of a bandwidth each process are using. It should just print the data and exit as I want to feed that list into conky.
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Monitoring Bandwidth Across Multiple Systems in a Home Network

For the past several years, I have been using a simple software bandwidth monitor on my computer to keep track of my monthly bandwidth usage. It has worked fine (more or less; the numbers are slightly ...
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Why upload rates are lower than download rates in normal internet connections?

I have used dial-up and/or broadband services from many service providers (in India) and one thing I noted is that the upload bandwidth is lower than the download bandwidth. Is there any reason for ...
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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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Does software exist to log all download / upload usage? [closed]

Does a program exist to record all upload / download usage for a personal computer? So I can reset it at some stage, and then use the internet, and then look at how much data has been sent/received?
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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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Monitor the bandwidth usage of each computer on a network

I have a Linux box that I would like to use to monitor all bandwidth my network, there are multiple computers all plugged into the network. Is there some way to ARP spoof all the traffic through the ...
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What can I use to measure the bandwidth a specific Windows application uses?

Ideally, I'd like to hear of an application to show how much bandwidth each application is consuming on my local Windows PC. Alternatively, instructions to use any other application for this purpose. ...
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How to throttle bandwidth on a Linux network interface?

Is there a way to constrain the bandwidth on a NIC in linux? I'd like to be able to simulate an arbitrarily slow connection.
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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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Wifi is slower than Ethernet cable connection?

I configured my new router and noticed that WiFi connection is way slower than Ethernet connection. Ethernet connection giving a download speed of ~60Mbps and upload speed of ~30Mbps while the Wifi ...
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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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Throttling Bandwidth on Firefox

I currently use Firefox as my browser, and saw there was an add-on called "Firefox Throttle" that would limit my bandwidth usage for me. As I am on an overall low data cap from my ISP, I wanted to use ...
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How can I throttle the bandwidth consumed by Windows Automatic Updates?

We have many Windows XP computers sharing one connection to the internet. These machines are set to download all available automatic updates and then prompt the user to install them. Whenever Patch ...
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A truer gauge of network speed

I was recently setting up a new 1.5MB DSL connection at home. After connecting my computers (wirelessly) to my DSL modem I fired off a broadband speed tester to see if both were delivering the ...
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what is bandwidth?

this word is confusing me, i know its data rate that a wire can carry, but still i am confused about this concept. please explain it in more understandable form. Any answer in simple words would be ...
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pfsense 2.0 traffic priority - set full priority for single host

I have a network with several computers all on the same network and since I have very limited bandwidth I would like to prioritize traffic almost like a CPU scheduler prioritize processes. Example: ...
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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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How to keep below my bandwidth download cap and why does my ISP have such a huge difference in reported downloads from my monitor? [closed]

I currently have a 10gb download cap on my broadband connection. Being a developer and a power user, this can be restrictive (Eg when I got Windows Server/Sharepoint etc ISOs from Microsoft Action ...
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What is eating up all my bandwidth?

After upgrading my internet connection from 512kb/s to 1.5Mb/s (and 14GB on-peek/month to 20GB on-peek/month), our download usage has gone through the roof. I have made special effort to be careful ...
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Bandwidth Throttle for linux

The Throttle Firefox extension doesn't work on linux. Is there a utility for linux that could throttle the bandwidth usage for a particular program/process, or even the entire system? Main usage ...
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What can I do about a slow shared internet connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet connection too slow I am in a student residence, and the internet acces provided (cablecom / studentcom) is very slow. Speedtest.net results: ping (ms) ...
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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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Customize LAN to favor bandwidth to one computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Home Network Bandwidth Control I would like to customize my router's settings so that one computer in my home network is favored bandwidth-wise. There are 4 computers. ...
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Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?

John Carmack tweeted, I can send an IP packet to Europe faster than I can send a pixel to the screen. How f’d up is that? And if this weren’t John Carmack, I’d file it under “the interwebs being ...
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Bandwidth monitor for Mac OS X?

This is similar to the question: Does software exist to log all download / upload usage? But, I want to know what options are out there for OS X? This includes Dashboard widgets and standard ...
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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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Method for testing bandwidth/speed between two set points

I often work from home and wanted to see how good the connection was between the two points. I can speed test both locations of course, but that isn't necessarily representative of the actual ...
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I want to monitor and limit OS X's data transfer while I'm tethering via my iPhone

So, I have an iPhone with Sprint service. They offer a mobile hotspot add-on option. Sprint will offer me 5GB of data transfer under this plan, but then they will charge me extra. Specifically, they ...
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Are there any wireless routers that allow bandwidth monitoring and throttling?

Are there any wireless routers that would allow me to see what clients are hogging up bandwidth and that would let me limit them so that they can't grab it all? Both wifi-wise and internet-wise. I ...
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How can I prioritise network bandwidth on a per application basis?

Is there a way in Linux to give a specific application more/less priority for network bandwidth? Something like how nice does for CPU priority. Context: I'm currently on a very low bandwidth ...
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Application bandwidth monitor

Which is the best application bandwidth monitor for my windows machine? Some programs lurking in the background seems to pull up all the bandwidth and constraints my browsing experience. Are there ...
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how to limit my bandwidth to test mywebsite / applications

I developed an application that uses a website API and I got feedbacks that it freezes for almost 30 seconds, and that is due to their poor bandwidth (5Ko/sec downloading). I have a good internet ...
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What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?

The new MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 by 1800 pixels. I don't know how the GPU is connected to the monitor, but a more important question for me is: if there were standalone Retina displays, ...
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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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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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How can I reduce bandwidth of a computer in LAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Home Network Bandwidth Control The title might be confusing as I don't know the correct terminology. The situation is: I have two PCs connected directly to each other. ...
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Check Bandwidth utilization of specific application or process in windows 7

I want to know is there any command-line tool (windows built-in or 3rd party), that can be used to check bandwidth utilization of a particular process or executable? For example, i want to check ...
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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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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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How can I get an interface's bandwidth at any given second from the Linux command line?

I am doing a school project in which I want to get the bandwidth of a network interface at any given second, or some other small increment of time. I need this for a Perl script I am working on. ...
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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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What is it that determines a network's bandwidth?

While I understand the concept of bandwidth in an Ethernet network - the Ethernet card in my computer "transmits" packets at a certain speed so I have a 100 Mbps network. However, what gives other ...
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Controlling bandwith while using GPRS on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have an issue with my windows 7 machine using a lot of bandwith while connected to the internet. I'm trying to limit the bandwith by using Opera in Turbo mode, but some other program is sucking down ...
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Command line: how to get instantaneous bandwidth on a port

I'm trying to get the instantaneous bandwidth usage of eth0, port 10001. I've looked into using lots of different tools, but most of these seem to have an ncurses type output which isn't suitable for ...