Bandwidth dissappearing

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  1. Danny R

    Danny R Supporting Actor

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    I've got a weird problem.

    With 1 internet application open, I get a pretty good download speed of 150kb/sec or so.

    With 2 internet apps open, the speeds drop by half.

    With the 3rd, the speed drops again, etc.

    I'd think this was normal behavior, but for two things:

    A) The speed drop is not in proportion to the actual bandwidth used by the new application. I lose about 50Kb/sec bandwidth in one app even though an FTP download is running at 2K/sec or so.

    B) the faster speeds don't resume when the apps close. (processes are definately halted). I have to reboot to get the first app back up to full speed.

    C) the speed drops even if one app is uploading, and the other is downloading. This is a DSL line and the two speeds should separate.

    Any suggestions? This is a Windows XP professional machine, running off an internal DSL modem using PPPoE. QoS is not listed as being installed in any of the network connections. Firewall is also not turned on.
     
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    No ofense, but I wouldnt call 150 Kb a good speed by any means (unless you are on dial up ;-)
    Actually 150kb is horrible. What type of service do u have?
     
  4. John_Berger

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    I would venture that it's the common misconception that he's referring to kiloBYTES, not kiloBITS. Unfortunately, a lower case "KB" is being more frequently used anymore.

    Just for reference to those who don't know what I'm talking about..

    The proper notation for kiloBIT is Kb.

    The proper notation for kiloBYTE is KB.

    Same thing with megabit and megabyte, gigabit, gigabyte, etc.... Lower-case "b" is "bit; uppder-case "B" is byte.

    Almost all DSL providers have 1.5 Mb (150KB/sec) as an option as long as you're within the proper distance from the central office, so that what I'm assuming that he meant since just about all applications display transfer speeds in BYTES.
     
  5. Danny R

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    Yes, the speed is kilobytes.

    As an update, I think I've narrowed the problem down to my mIRC application. Once its in the mix, it starts hogging all sorts of bandwidth and not giving it back. I run a file server, and with each added connection it loses even more bandwidth.

    Anybody else see this problem with mIRC?
     

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