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Why am I losing 60% of my bandwidth when I connect a router?

I have a fast fiber optic Internet connection, and it works great when wired directly into my PC. But as soon as I connect a router, I lose 60% or more of the download speed. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Mar 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Will I see increased performance if I buy a new cable modem?

My internet service is the "Internet Premier" tier from Cox which is a 100Mbps plan. I currently have an (Motorola) ARRIS SurfBoard SB6121. Would I see increased performance in my current plan if I upgraded to an ARRIS SurfBoard SB6141? [more inside]
posted by czytm on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 answers

text-only browsing in Firefox

Is there an extension or some setting in Firefox (e.g. in about:config) I can activate so that only text loads by default as I browse? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jun 5, 2015 - 11 answers

Monitor how much bandwidth applications on my laptop are using over time

Is there an easy way to monitor how much bandwidth various websites and applications are using on my laptop? I'm on a fairly restricted plan when home for the holidays and don't want to use more then my share. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Dec 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Big Bandwidth in the Big Apple

I need to upload several GB of data fast while on travel to New York. How do I pull this off? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Spotify withdrawal woes

Is it possible to see the "ticker" of what friends are listening to in the Spotify web player? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Nov 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Throttle Application bandwidth by Process, not by port or host

I'm using Bitcasa to back up things, but it doesn't have builtin bandwidth upload throttling. So consequently it sucks up all the bandwidth and the entire houses network comes to a stop. This also happens to make browsing the web impossible. This would be easy to do if Bitcasa used a nonstandard port, but it uses 433 to upload to Amazon's EC. I have other applications that also need full bandwidth to EC (intermittently), so throttling those domains won't work either. What I really need is an application specific throttling App . Help? (OS X ML).
posted by Brent Parker on Oct 31, 2013 - 7 answers

As far as internet connections go, bigger is better, right?

I am looking at changing our company's asymmetrical Internet connection (Uverse) to a dedicated fiber 20x20 connection. Will this be enough? more details inside [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Oct 16, 2013 - 9 answers

How to monitor internet bandwidth

My company is considering moving our software into a cloud solution. I'd like to figure out a way to continually monitor available bandwidth (not usage), at defined intervals throughout the day. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Aug 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Did my hosting provider respond appropriately?

My blog made the front page of a major social media site this morning and the provider promptly locked my entire account for "abuse". It took 6 hours for my blog to come back online. Was that a typical response? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Apr 15, 2013 - 12 answers

Send video files over slow, rural connections?

I'm coordinating a project that involves sending participants to remote communities in the Canadian North. The communities have varying speeds of internet connection, but in general, I've been told it's pretty slow, and sometimes bandwidth is restricted. The participants need to record video of themselves and send it to their evaluators back here in the city. What is the best (free) solution? [more inside]
posted by MissSquare on Jan 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Monitoring network usage with multiple SSIDs

Please help me solve my router management issues. At my house I want multiple SSIDs (at least two), AND the ability to monitor network traffic by device or by SSID. [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on Oct 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Google Fiber is only a scant 45 miles away. Jerks.

How do I find a high speed internet provider to install a line in a rural area? [more inside]
posted by annathea on Sep 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help me understand cable internet technology.

Please help me understand cable technology. Why is it that my cable company can deliver hundreds of high quality TV channels but not an internet service that seems just as fast? [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Cheap internet!

Who is currently the best ISP in New Orleans in terms of price/bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 3, 2012 - 5 answers

network throughput and latency monitoring on cloud server

I would like some advice. I would like to send test data at intervals from a client to a cloud server and measure the time taken for it to arrive at the server. At the same time, pinging the cloud server at intervals and measuring the roundtrip latency. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Feb 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Capping Bandwidth for angry dummies

How does DD WRT pro/paid version control bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Jan 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Why is my modem clogging up daily?

My modem: every day I must kill the power, wait a few minutes, then power it back up in order to have any decent speed at all. Without this crude fix, I'm getting around 400 Kbps. Once I reboot it, however, I can manage a decent 4.0 Mbps. I've bypassed the router, tried different computers, and the issue persists. (Oh, and I don't have any kind of per-day download limit that's throttling me.) I'd rather try to correct the problem myself before spending endless hours on the phone with my ISP's tech support. Any idea what's going on here?
posted by jackypaper on Dec 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there a good breakdown of bandwidth usage by residential vs. commercial and by industry?

Is there a good breakdown of bandwidth usage by residential vs. commercial and by industry? [more inside]
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre on Dec 16, 2011 - 1 answer

My information superhighway is more like a bike path.

I need a Firefox or Chrome extension that tracks my bandwidth usage. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Dec 16, 2011 - 5 answers

I want my neighbor to have Internet, just not all to herself.

I've got a Netgear WNR2000v2 wireless router, and am sharing my DSL connection with a neighbor. My apartment uses the main network and my neighbor is on a guest network. What's been happening lately is that the Internet gets really slow, and what I'd like to do is to cap the guest network at, say, 75kBps. I don't know if she's running torrents or what, but I would like to have the fast Internet that I'm paying for. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jun 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Portable game system recommendation for young girl moving to Africa

What portable gaming system should the parents of an 8 year old girl moving to Africa for three years buy her given the constraints on both physical and digital media which are detailed below? [more inside]
posted by reddot on Jun 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Bandwidth meters show no activity

Bandwidth meters don't detect any network traffic. What's happening (or not)? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Apr 15, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I hog all the bandwidth on my home internet connection?

How can I hog all the bandwidth on my home internet connection? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Mar 29, 2011 - 28 answers

How do I monitor net usage in terms of GB/month?

I need to monitor the bandwidth use at home, in terms of GB per month. The trick: I have a TV that has built-in wireless Netflix capabilities, and I think streaming HD shows are eating GB/month more than I realize. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Useful data-conserving apps for Android?

I live in a country where mobile data is expensive. I have a shiny Android phone and wireless broadband at home. Can you recommend some useful Android apps which operate in a way that minimises mobile data usage? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Dec 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Every KB counts

Help me streamline my bandwidth usage. A lot. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Sep 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Amazon already gets all of my book budget, they don't need all my lab's money too.

Looking for automation to monitor and control Amazon Web Service usage costs. [more inside]
posted by Estragon on Sep 15, 2010 - 1 answer

Is my ISP slowing down YouTube?

Is my ISP purposefully slowing down YouTube/Google’s traffic? [more inside]
posted by mazniak on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Help with Cacti needed.

Question about graphing bandwidth with Cacti using a gauge instead of a counter. (Or, suggestions on other snmp graphing tools) [more inside]
posted by empath on Jul 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Low Bandwidth Online Games

What online games (Starcraft 2, Online Poker, Online Chess, etc...) use little bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Mar 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Best practice for stopping bandwidth thieves via captcha

How do I properly use a captcha to protect file downloads from bandwidth leaches? [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Jan 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Internet access for the Australian traveler...

I'm an American internet addict traveling around Australia for a year with my laptop. Wifi access at hostels is often a big ripoff. How to stay connected without breaking the bank? Specifics relevant to any city of a decent size would be appreciated, since I'll probably spend some time in each of them! [more inside]
posted by adamk on Jan 13, 2010 - 12 answers

How big a pipeline?

Is there a straightforward set of recommendations or standards for how much internet bandwidth to set up per number of expected users? [more inside]
posted by BigLankyBastard on Nov 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Video Chat requirements

Our Organization uses Windows live messenger to connect clients at remote locations (children and their parents who are separated by distance). We chose this program because of it's ease of use/install for the general public. Unfortunately, some of the connections are poor quality; the video cuts out or the voice is garbled or the connection stalls altogether. MS says all that is required is dial up but we always require broadband to connect. i cannot find a comprehensive list of system/bandwidth requirements or troubleshooting tips. Any help in these areas would be excellent! Thank you!
posted by lake59 on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

What sites do you jump on to waste excess bandwidth?

What sites do you jump on to waste excess bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by jakubsnm on Sep 7, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I restrict internet traffic?

Is there a way to limit download/uploads through my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by LDL707 on Aug 31, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me move a huge file across the net is as fast a time as possible.

I'd like to move a big file (110gig) to a business associate across the internet. The file must arrive in as fast a time frame as possible in order to update a database with as little downtime as possible. [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Jul 15, 2009 - 46 answers

Which term: Bandwidth, Throughput, Download Speed, Else?

Throughput, download speed, bandwidth, or something else -- which of these am I trying to say? I can download a huge file, topping speeds of around 140 KB/s. Is 140 KB/s my maximum download speed? And isn't that speed the same for all information I can receive, or just file transfers? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Why has it taken so long for internet multimedia to match TV and telephones in speed and latency?

Why has it taken so long for internet multimedia to match TV and telephones in speed and latency? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Apr 25, 2009 - 18 answers

Info source on bandwidth caps & download quotas?

Is there a website that tracks ISP's bandwidth caps and download quotas, and presents the information in an up-to-date and easy-to-read format? I'm especially interested in USA.
posted by kidbritish on Apr 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Share – 1.the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.

One internet connection shared between three computers. One jackass who uses the entire download limit(!!) and gets our speed capped(!!). So, what software or hardware solutions might there be?? Secrecy isn't a concern. That they are too stupid to be trusted is. Is there maybe something that monitors where the data is going? And also a way to hobble their line speed, once they've reached their 'share'. (I'd prefer not to just yank their cable out completely, but whatever.) I have no idea (keywords to google??) so I'm completely open to suggestion on this :) Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

How to stream radio w/o the bandwidth?

How can I enjoy streaming radio at work without hogging bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by jaseaco on Feb 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Cue ambient, thoughtful music

On the podcast for This American Life, Ira claims NPR spends $140,000-$160,000 per year just on bandwidth for the podcast. To those of you who do hosting & have some vague idea how much bandwidth TAL's podcast would take: Does this seem reasonable to you? [more inside]
posted by chairface on Jan 27, 2009 - 29 answers

i want my internet back (while uploading photos)

I'm having bandwidth allocation issues between different pieces of software on my Mac (10.5.5). When uploading photos using the flickr uploader or when the computer is backing up using Mozy, both of these programs tend to use all the available bandwidth on my dsl line. This makes it nearly impossible to use the internet for anything else on this machine or my PC laptop. Is there a way to adjust the bandwidth that these programs use?
posted by buttercup on Jan 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Bandwidth problems

I have a Business Cox Internet account which is supposed to be 6mb/s down and 768kb/s up. The problem is that it never comes close to providing those speeds. I spent about an hour on the phone yesterday with a tech support guy. It was a terrible circular discussion that hinged completely on speakeasy's bandwidth test. His position was that since speakeasy's results showed that I was getting the proper amount of bandwidth everything was fine. [more inside]
posted by Mr_Zero on Dec 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Understanding throughput..the right way..

Firewall and VPN throughput: Please help me understand the real world difference ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Oct 16, 2008 - 9 answers

I really don't want to go over my limit.

How can I tell what's included in the flat-rate bit of my vodafone blackberry, and what's coming out of my 500 MB? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Sep 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Per VHost Apache Bandwidth Stats

Linux/Unix Admin Filter: What is your preferred method for monitoring bandwidth use per virtual host in Apache? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Sep 16, 2008 - 3 answers

what are the options for very low bandwidth PC-to-PC VoIP?

I'm looking for a software PC-to-PC VoIP program that will handle an extremely low bandwidth connection with high UDP packet loss. This is to reach a person at the far end of a highly contended (8:1 or greater) TDMA VSAT connection. Total bandwidth available to the client PC at the far end of the satellite link is about 64 kbps. Skype does not work properly due to >45% UDP packet loss and high latency jitter. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Sep 11, 2008 - 5 answers

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