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1answer
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Why is DNS the first thing to go when my connection is busy?

It seems like whenever I have reached the apparent limits of my download/upload rate (or just been throttled), the first thing that will start to slow or timeout completely is DNS lookups. Normally I ...
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0answers
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How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling?

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
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1answer
145 views

test isp for bandwidth throttling

As of late youtube has been slow to load like 30-45 seconds in it will pause and buffer for 2-3 min. this happens on my wifes mac , my desktop and my work laptop so im pretty sure its not a hardware ...
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How to affectively diagnose ISP throttling (or other ISP related issues) and what to do about it?

My question is a bit general but I assume there has to be a good, specific answer to my problem. I, like many, am beginning to wonder if my ISP is throttling my home internet connection. I'm not so ...
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1answer
128 views

Rate limiting uTorrent and Vuze on local network

I'm doing some research about these two clients and for that I need to have a small swarm (40+ clients) that acts just like a normal swarm. I managed to get some virtual machines up and running but ...
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1answer
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How can I control the internet sharing speed in my network?

I want to share my Internet connection with my neighbors and control the speed I share with them. Is it possible? Please elaborate.
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494 views

Setting up bandwidth throttling for ADSL with linux

I'm going to set up a new linux router for a company, and have to set up bandwidth throttling. They have an unlimited ADSL internet connection which will be shared between 2 businesses, one being ...
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1answer
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Does Mac OS X throttle the RATE of socket creation?

This may seem programming related, but this is an OS question. I'm writing a small high performance daemon that takes thousands of connections per second. It's working fine on Linux (specifically ...
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1answer
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Virtual PC Is Throttling My Host's Gigabit LAN Connection to ~100Mbps

This is very strange: it seems whenever I have the Virtual PC Console running (I don't even need to have a Virtual Machine running), my gigabit network connection gets throttled to from ~500Mbps down ...
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1answer
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How can I make bandwidth intensive applications have lower priority than other apps like web browsing/skype

I have an issue that when using bandwidth intensive applications like FTP/bittorrent/newsgroups these will often use all available bandwidth and consequently things like web browsing/video ...