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  1. #1
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    Dude - Wheres my bandwdith?

    Hey Everyone,

    Quick question for you - we have a home network (as do most these days) but for some reason i am experiancing times throughout the day where our connection can grind to a hault.

    What i would like to know is - is there some application that can tell me who is using the bandwidth (by the host PC), what its being used on and how much bandwidth?

    Thanks Everyone,

    JakReloaded

  2. #2
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    Do you have a Linksys router? You might check that set-up page. I am pretty sure there are some settings that that you can check / tweak. I know everytime there is an firmware upgrade, my roommate usually has to go in there and change the QOS on the VOIP port

  3. #3
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    Tyler Cole
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  4. #4
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    Are you by any chance on a cable connection? It could just be peak usage times where your entire neighborhood is online, and they're saturating the line.

  5. #5
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    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks for the replys - and sorry Tyler!!

    We are on a cable connection and what i want to find out is - is the bandwidth being used from our network or outside? Because allot of the family do download and stream files but i would like to know who is doing it and how much they are using up the connection...and yeah we have a linksys router but i cant find anything in there to help =(

    Cheers,

    JakReloaded

  6. #6
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    Set up the computer to block all download for a week so that might help your find your answer. If your Internet speed up, then maybe it was coming from your network.

  7. #7
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    What speed is your connection and how many users do you have connected to it at your house?
    -DPI
    Chicago's #1 Datacenter Technician

  8. #8
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    Linksys routers usually have logging features.

    Go to http://192.168.1.1 and if you haven't logged in before, enter a blank username and the password of admin. Look for a Log section, maybe under the Administration tab (I'm not at home right now so I can't tell for sure). Enable logging, then use a log viewer client like http://www.codeproject.com/vb/net/VbNetLinkSysLog.asp or Logviewer.exe directly from Linksys.

  9. #9
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    It depends highly on what type of connection you have. It is because that there are many users on that certain time that you get a lower bandwidth because you share it more. Simple logic.
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