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Vista Bandwidth Usage?


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#1 TarenDrake

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

I recently, within the last month, bought a brand new laptop computer with Vista Basic Home 32 bit I believe. It is connected to the internet via wireless connection through a router connected to the cable modem and wired connection desktop PC running XP SP3.

The Laptop with Vista is hogging all the bandwidth. In just typical web browsing, reading the news, checking email, peeking in on a couple social networking sites.. over 3 gigs of bandwidth was used.

Any tips on how to limit this? Just how much bandwidth should be consumed in regular web browsing activities?

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:11 PM

The amount of bandwidth used on a network depends on which PC is accessing it. If only one PC is actively using the connection, regardless of OS, than that one will get the bandwidth. There are background tasks and applications that will use a connection for various reasons without you knowing about it. How are you measuring the bandwidth? Is it measuring the bytes sent between the PC and the router or from the router to the cable modem?

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