1. brucem76's Avatar
    We have a 384kbps (welcome to.Africa) DSL connection. When one computer is downloading more than 1 file, all the other computers' internet connection slow down so much they are unusable. Anyone know how to share bandwidth effectively across multiple computers?

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    05-11-09 12:42 AM
  2. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    It would have to be done through your switches / router. It's going to make them more expensive, as they need to be "managed." Then u can tell it to split up the bandwidth. I don't know how, as it will vary by vendor, but you do need an intelligent switch to start with.

    I'm sure some have this type of feature built in, but I don't know any off the top of my head.

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    05-11-09 04:53 AM
  3. brucem76's Avatar
    That makes sense, is just quite vage: anyone know specific devices, protocols, or applications that can achieve this?
    05-11-09 07:12 AM
  4. Shao128's Avatar
    Is this one file a single connection download (ie website) or a torrent?
    05-11-09 08:21 AM
  5. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    It's vague because it's going to depend on your switch and the way that they do it. Go to NewEgg, look for managed switches, and download the instructions for the ones that you like or can afford...
    05-11-09 10:02 AM
  6. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    It's a function of the router or gateway, it's controlled through QoS. You can put priorities on traffic, so (for example) FTP would have a low priority, HTTP would have a normal priority, and VoIP could have a high priority. This way, someone running FTP wouldn't cut off someone's phone call.
    05-11-09 10:19 AM
  7. brucem76's Avatar
    Ok thanks - so what if 5 different users all want to ftp?

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    05-11-09 10:24 AM