Questions tagged [bandwidth]

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

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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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Why is the Windows 10 Photos app #1 on my list of network usage?

I only use the Photos app when I double-click local image files (it's the default). How is this my #1 bandwidth user in the last 30 days as per the App History tab on the Task Manager. That puts it ...
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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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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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QoS for variable bandwidth connections

My DSL connection does not have a reliable max speed. I've used Tomato's QoS in the past, and it seems to work, but chokes when the DSL speed decreases lower than the max setting. If your upload ...
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VPNAgent high bandwidth usage

In my student residence, I need to connect to the internet through the university VPN, for which I use Cisco AnyConnect (as recommended by my university) on my Windows 10 desktop. The data limit per ...
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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 ...
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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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Can you get an external monitor running on 4k resolution at 60hz using a USB 3.0 to Displayport adapter?

I am trying to get my new 4k monitor running at 60hz refresh rate. At the moment I have a laptop with a micro HDMI port that is most likely HDMI 1.4, since the xrandr outputs: HDMI-1 connected ...
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Slow bandwidth with iperf3 when using Windows but Linux runs at full speed

I have a DigitalOcean Droplet that shares a gigabit connection and my college dorm fortunately also has gigabit connection. I noticed data transfers between the two were quite slow so I ran iperf3 ...
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How can I prevent uploading large files crippling my home internet connection?

I've a VDSL/fibre connection to my home with about 5/30 Mbps up/down. I've discovered that uploading large files, my house's entire internet access is virtually non-responsive even to the extent my ...
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What's blocking Windows Update from using all resources available?

When watching Windows Update doing its work with Task Manager's performance tab and Resource Monitor open, the update process usually - i.e. ~99% of the time - doesn't max out any of the available ...
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How can I find out the USB Bandwidth usage of device in Windows 10

I want to view the USB bandwidth usage of different devices on my Windows 10 laptop (1607). I found this article from Microsoft which advises to check in Device Manager, however the Advanced tab ...
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How to config USB bandwidth allocation using Powershell?

Actually I read this link but don't know how to use it in Powershell. It looks like MaximumTransferSize member of the USBD_PIPE_INFORMATION is obsolete. Do you have any solution to limit USB ...
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measure network bandwidth of command line app or script

How can I "box" a command line app or a script im running, to tell how much bandwidth it used? e.g. I want to run wget -rk http://example.com. Now this example is easy, since wget can report it's ...
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What does it mean when I get slow download but fast upload speed with my WiFi?

At home I have a wireless network with a broadband router being the access point. Using my laptop, I get speedtest.net results of ~25ms ping time, ~40 Mbps download speed, ~13 Mbps upload speed My ...
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Windows 10 Home Edition on a T1 Line

I work for a small company which has a few computers for public use. These machines are on a separate subnet, but still use the same T1 internet connection as the rest of the registers and staff ...
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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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How to limit Youtube buffering to few min a head

I watch quite a bit of online streaming on broadcast site like JTV and often I end up watching past broadcasts which are saved on the server... like youtube videos let's say. Problem is those videos ...
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How to configure bandwidth throttling for all FTP?

I configured bandwidth throttling for FTP by using following commands sudo /sbin/tc qdisc add dev eth0 root handle 1:0 htb default 1 sudo /sbin/tc class add dev eth0 parent 1:0 classid 1:1 htb rate ...
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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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Linux RAM throughput statistic for a given PID

How do I find out how fast is a certain process accessing the DRAM? There are lots of ways to monitor the CPU usage, memory footprint etc etc, but is there a utility I can use to monitor the memory ...
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Location Based Bandwidth Throttling In Live Update?

In Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 (RU4), we've been having an issue with Live Update smashing the links to our smaller sites. I've done a bit of digging around Symantec's site, but can't figure ...
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Setting global rates in trickled

I try to limit download-upload bandwidth for each users on Debian. trickled -d DOWNLOAD_LIMIT -u UPLOAD_LIMIT is supposed to limit bandwidth completely (according to some articles on Web). But it ...
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How to apply ipfw rules to domains that resolves to multiple IPs?

Suppose I wanted to use ipfw to throttle uploads to youtube. The uploads are made to upload.youtube.com but this domain resolves into multiple different IPs (which also appear to change over time). ...
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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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Limit bandwidth on HTTP downloads based on file size

Is there a way to limit lets say in iptables or any proxy solution/software if a user is downloading a filesize that is greater than lets say 20MB it will limit his entire download at 2KB/s? ...
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Bind process to network interface

I'm attempting to perform simultaneous bandwidth tests from a single machine using multiple network interfaces. None of the utilities I've found so far allow me to do this. The closest was iperf ...
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Low bandwidth only on Windows XP

Hi I own really old PC and I've 10Mbps/1Mbps Plan. Internet is distibuted with router over whole house. The old PC uses 802.11b (up to 11Mbit/s download) Wifi card and has Windows XP+SP3 installed. ...
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Using two Internet connections at the same time

Recently I got a second Internet connection. Each connection has 50mpbs capacity. One of them is directly connected to my laptop via PPPoE (with username and password); the second one is Wi-Fi from ...
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How to Monitor visited Websites on Thomson 585 v7

My home WiFi is being used by many devices, and they are taking all bandwidth, I wanna know which sites they are using, so I can block those sites in Parental control. In the web interface there's no ...
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Private Gaming VPN

My buddy moved to Korea for the military, and we play Star Wars: The old Republic together. While connecting to the servers he gets an okay ping, but since the game uses a lot of data streaming, when ...
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Suspicious behaviour of twistd

Recently I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop with all the latest updates. For the last two days I've been observing that my network traffic is showing 100% usage (max bandwidth) even when all the ...
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Can you suffer bufferbloat when using only 1/4th of your bandwidth?

As the title suggests, is it possible to have bufferbloat without hitting your max download or upload speeds (on Ethernet)? I have recently moved into a new house and asked for the internet to be ...
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How to reduce Zoom meeting data consumption on Windows 10 PC?

My internet bandwidth consumption is approaching the ISP cap. I checked bandwidth consumption and found that by far the heaviest user is a laptop (laptop A) used for ZOOM meeting (school), using 13GB ...
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RT-AC88U bandwidth limiter affect device that's not in the list

I set an Android phone to have a bandwidth limit of up\down 10Mbps in Asus RT-AC88U. Apparently this setting affect the bandwidth of a wired connected laptop. The laptop is not even in the bandwidth ...
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Why does LetsEncrypt consume so much bandwidth

I was looking at my traffic patterns for my home network. Below is a screenshot my bandwidth for various destinations in the past 30mins as seen on my EdgeOS dashboard. Why is Lets Encrypt's ingress/...
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Bandwidth Concerns for 2 Webcams and an Arduino in a USB Hub

I'm working on a robotics project using an Arduino and two Logitech C920 Pro webcams. I'm trying to keep everything nice and tidy so I thought I could connect the Arduino and the two C920s to a ...
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windows 10 ignoring 100BaseTx FD setting, cable not the cause

I hope you guys can help me with an issue I am facing for about 2 weeks since I got my new windows rig. I don't know why but windows does not recognize it's connected by a 100baseTx FD cable. PS C:\...
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Optimize Performance of Google WiFi and CenturyLink 1Gbps Fiber

I had Google Wifi and it really works well. A few months ago I switched to CenturyLink 1Gbps Fiber service and overall I have been very satisfied with that as well. I have seen other posts of serious ...
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What is the difference between bandwidth and bit rate?

I have seen two definitions for bandwidth: "For a transmission medium, the range of signal frequencies it may transmit" and "The maximum amount of data that can be transmitted in a network." So they ...
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How to limit the bandwidth/network rate for sshd per user?

I have a computer set up as a server with Ubuntu 18.0.4 sharing with my friends, and using sftp to upload/download files. Recently one of my friends has been doing a large amount of transfer and ...
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Windows update - network speed throttle

What 'speed percentage' is referred in Windows update delivery optimization, 'interface' speed or broadband connection speed? I ask this because I'm on a good LAN, but network connection is slow ~...
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Effective bandwidth of mismatched PCIe card and slot

What happened if : x16 PCIe 2.0 card into x16 PCIe 3.0 slot (but electrically x8 link due to sharing) x16 PCIe 3.0 card into x16 PCIe 2.0 slot (but electrically x8 link due to sharing) x8 PCIe 3.0 ...
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Usable network speed increases when screen is locked, why?

While diagnosing my slow network, I've noticed that my connection speeds up whenever I lock my screen. The peaks in the linked image correspond exactly to when my screen is locked (using Win+L), and ...
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Modem changed and now suddenly one computer on network is capped at 5mbps down

We recently upgraded our AT&T fiber internet to 300up/300down, which required a new modem. Before the swap, my particular computer was getting about 80mbps down, 10mbps up. After the swap, my down ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses in Windows?

Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses? I'm using Windows 10 and when I resume syncing, the Internet becomes unusable. I have to stop syncing to browse simple web ...
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MikroTik hEX router – how to limit bandwidth on Ethernet

I have a MikroTik hEX router running RouterOS 6.4. eth1 is my WAN port. eth2 is connected to a TP-Link Wi-Fi router. All the devices on this Wi-Fi network have addresses in the range 192.168.42.100 ...
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Changing the TCP initial congestion window value in Windows 10

I would like to do some testing with the TCP Initial congestion window on Windows 10 Pro, but it seems the settings are disabled in the Pro version: Set-NetTCPSetting -SettingName InternetCustom -...
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Android Studio significantly reduces internet bandwidth

While downloading GTA5, I decided to open Android studio, to my surprise, the download speed dropped from 1.8Mbps to 0.3Mbps almost instantly. On closing android studio, the speed went back up to 1....

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