OS X :: Remove Internet Bandwidth Limit / Set Maximum Upload And Download Speed?
Jun 20, 2008
At the moment i'm sharing a house while waiting for some prety serious repair work to be done on mine. therefor im sharing an ADSL line, but its only 568Kbps (ish) and i dont want to use more than my fair share of the somewhat limited bandwidth. Dose anyone know of an app that i can use on my iMac to set a maximum upload and download speed for my connection.
ADSL line -to- BT Voyager Wifi router -to- 1x LAN XP pc and 1x Wifi Vista PC and 1x imac in sig
At the moment I'm sharing a house while waiting for some pretty serious repair work to be done on mine. Therefor I am sharing an ADSL line, but its only 568Kbps (ish) and I don't want to use more than my fair share of the somewhat limited bandwidth. Dose anyone know of an app that I can use on my iMac to set a maximum upload and download speed for my connection. ADSL line -to- BT Voyager WiFi router -to- 1x LAN XP pc and 1x Wifi Vista PC and 1x imac in sig.
After searching around on these forums, google and versiontracker, I still cannot find what I'm looking for. I found many network monitoring tools, but none of them did what I wanted it to do. I would like to find a program that simply shows how many MB/GB of upload/download I have used. The programs I was finding showed me the current amount of data being transferred and other information that is useless to me.
I am looking for a Software to detect if I have Internet and at what speed, the Wi Fi of my computer detect the connection of the computer with the router but I need no know if I am connected to the Internet and at what speed
I generally get about 700kbs download speed, which is what my ISP (Sky uk) tells me I SHOULD have, but they also tell me that my router upload speed should be similar and it's not anywhere close to it.
I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine.
This is what the ping looks like. Ping has started ...
PING google.navigation.opendns.com (220.127.116.11): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=155.129 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=151.575 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=154.526 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=154.267 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=155.645 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=153.226 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=153.340 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=153.381 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=155.097 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=152.302 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=156.201 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=153.732 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=156.210 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=155.551 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=155.359 ms
--- google.navigation.opendns.com ping statistics --- 15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms
When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm getting download speeds of 7kb/s and it takes around 15 seconds to load google!!
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I am able to monitor my wireless network no problem using something as simple as iStat pro but, for example, my xbox is connected to the router via ethernet cable so doesn't appear on any of the apps I have for found for monitoring network traffic. Is there an app that i can use to monitor the source i.e. the router itself, to see what speed/bandwidth the ethernet ports are using?
I'm using Transmission, and it seems that the speeds that I'm getting are up to 150K DL and 80K UL. From what I've heard around other speed problem posts in various forums, these are pretty decent speeds. Now, pardon if I'm a little naive on this topic, but according to shaw, my max speeds should be around 7.5MG and 512K.
Now downloading I can understand. Not everyone has a super fast connection, and my max download speed is limited by whoever's max upload speed, so 150K sounds alright. I also understand that you never actually reach your max speeds even on the third monday of a March (March is the only month with no stat holidays in Canada) at 4:30 in the morning. But 80K (usually around 30K or 40K) upload speed? Most bargain bin internet connections have at the least a 256K download speed, so my upload speeds should be at least averaging around 100K. What's especially frustrating, is when I look at my completes, and see that there are other peers downloading, yet that torrent only sporadically uploads at all.
Now I've checked, and I do have the latest version (1.5) of Transmission, and yes, my port is open. Is there some way to juice some extra speed out of this, or is this just the way torrents work?
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I'm using a new AirPort Express updated with the latest firmware and AirPort Utility and both my roommate and I have been banging our heads against the wall. Speed to the APE is 130 Mbit/sec and both of our computers are connected to the APE just fine. This is what the ping looks like Ping has started ..
15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 151.575/154.369/156.210/1.359 ms. When I did a speakeasy test, it turned out that I am getting exactly half of our allotted bandwidth. Is there a way to configure this APE to act more like a router that truly shares a connection rather than a splitter that's cutting it in half?
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