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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Speed tests lie, my connection sucks!

Why is it when I take internet speed tests my rating is great, but overall my browsing is miserably sluggish? [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard on Aug 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Disagreement with co-web developer about speed difference of height and width specified in image tags as opposed to in the css

I am having a disagreement with a co-web developer I'm working with. He's insisting that having image width and height specified for images in the image tags is going to make an enormous difference in how fast this database driven site will render, while I feel that having the height and width called in the css for these images is enough. The site is very fast. [more inside]
posted by semidivine on May 7, 2008 - 21 answers

My website's scripts eat up too much bandwidth. How do I resolve this?

My site's cron tasks eat up a lot of bandwidth. Can I change the paths from http to local? Or can I move the tasks to my home server? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Apr 5, 2008 - 18 answers

what kind of transfer speeds between sf and hong kong?

Our office is setting up a satellite office in Hong Kong. We've always had trouble sending our large 5GB files to Asia. But our office in HK with have a 100Mb internet connection. We have a DS3 in San Francisco. We'll be using a proprietary third-party app to do the heavy lifting. Realistically, what does the hive-mind think we will experience in transfer speeds?
posted by roderashe on Dec 4, 2007 - 6 answers

Gauging Bandwidth Use

I'm considering downgrading my cable broadband from 512kbps-800MB/month to 256kbps-uncapped. I'd like to estimate the real-world hit in terms of casual web browsing and more intensive applications. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on May 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Uploads are down

I can barely upload anything and I've tried everything to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Feb 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Why don't ISPs compete on upstream bandwidth?

Why don't DSL and cable providers compete on the amount of UPLOADING bandwidth they offer? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jun 21, 2006 - 19 answers

Bandwidth

What would be a good, small utility for tracking my inbound/outbound DSL bandwidth consumption (as an end user)? All the tools I'm Googling seem to be for system administrators... I'm not running a server.
posted by hodyoaten on Jan 18, 2006 - 10 answers

WiFi on the road?

Is there a nationwide (where nation = United States) service which provides wireless Internet coverage? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 28, 2005 - 11 answers

I have 6 computers to play FPS games; what bandwidth do I need to connect all to the internet at good game-playing speeds?

I have a room with six computers, each with a copy of a few new FPS games. I want to play deathmatches, etc. (using all 6 computers) with people outside the room. What is the minimum recommended bandwidth to connect this room to the internets in order to maintain a high quality gaming experience? Does it matter how many people outside the room are playing or is the amount of data being passed in and out of the room fairly consistent regardless of whether there are, say 6 or 18 people playing outside the room?

Super bonus points for estimated monthly bandwidth costs at a commercial location in the DC metro area.
posted by i love cheese on Feb 12, 2005 - 7 answers

Why does uploading on Bittorrent slow my Comcast internet connection?

TechSupportFilter: When I upload (perfectly legal) bittorrent files at speeds greater than about 13 kbps, my Comcast internet connection gets completely swamped, and I'm unable to surf the web or download email. Comcast tech support has been out three times over the past month, and they're still scratching their heads. But I get the feeling they don't exactly know what they're doing. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what further tests I should run to find out?
posted by gd779 on Oct 13, 2004 - 14 answers

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