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#1 BGLewellyn

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hi! I've been reading here for awhile and have posted a few times in other folders under a differfent name (lost the id info due to computer changes) I have a question that is more curiosity than anything else. 

 

A couple of friends and I have been discussing how having more than one computer on a single cable connection effects upload and download speed.  Friend A claims that having 2 or 3 computers on one connection slows down everyone while friend B claims the speed the cable company claims you should get is good for each individual computer. My stance is "I dunno but I could probably find out" so I am the researcher who is the designated tie breaker.  What say you all?

 

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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

Normally the router will treat requests on a first come first serve. So if for example user A starts running a torrent client and using the full width of your connection it will leave very little room for users B and C, even to access their emails. But if all users are just browsing the web everyone will get a slice of the pie (bandwidth), until the pie is all used up and then you go back to a first come first serve basis. There is a function on many routers called QoS (quality of service) where you can give bandwidth priority to specific applications or ports, or whatever, and also prioritize certain machines over others.

 

Edit: so to clarify, your cable company has no say. It is all down to your local network and your configuration.


Edited by TsVk!, 06 October 2014 - 09:49 PM.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

Thank you.  I appreciate your answer.



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

You're welcome.

 

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