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Some programs only use a fraction of available bandwidth

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#1 adrianrff


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:49 PM


I have a 8 Mbps connection, which I know is not great, but it's good enough for me. I have noticed that some programs only use a fraction of the available bandwidth. For example, I was just now looking at some places in Google Earth, and it took ages for the images to load. According to the task manager, the bandwidth used by Google Earth very rarely exceeds the 2 Mbps. I made sure no one else was connected to the WIFI (changed the password momentarily) and made speed test in several sites to check the connection with the expected ~8 Mbps result.

Isn't the system supposed to allocate maximum bandwidth to a program if nothing else is using it? This happens with other programs too, and I have no idea why. Could any of you knowledgeable folks (I'm not one on these matters) help me out here? What could be happening and is there a way to increase the bandwidth used or assigned to a particular program?

Thanks in advanced.

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