Questions tagged [bandwidth]

For questions about bandwidth where bandwidth is the amount of data that can be carried from one point to another in a given time period (usually a second). This tag is suitable when your question is about network congestion, speed, throughput and of course low bandwidth problems.

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Why is 10Gb SFP+ port showing 4.3Gbps Speed?

I have been trying to diagnoise this problem for a while (slow 10Gb connection). I thought it might be firmware or settings related(MTU). How ever while looking through some SNMP stuff I discovered ...
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Estimating bandwidth requirements and productivity gain from traffic data

My small office has a 30Mbit/s internet connection, on which two or three people work. We could get twice the bandwidth at a substantial cost. I imagine a bandwidth upgrade would slightly improve ...
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What is the difference between Ethernet types, considering bandwidth?

Different types of Ethernet (standard Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet) have different speed of data transfer (10 Mbit, 100 Mbit, 1 Gbit). Why is that? On the physical layer, the speed of ...
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Spine and Leaf architecture with LACP

In a spine and leaf architecture with Link Aggregation between spine and leaves (active-active) like this: Do we have the same active-atcive link aggregation between the leaf and the server? Is the ...
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In what situations would the EIGRP process use the default 50% of the configured interface bandwidth?

I am in a class which conforms to the material in the Cisco Companion Guides, and I am currently using the Scaling Networks textbook. In it, the book explains how to adjust the percentage of ...
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Can large ISPs really offer 1Gb “dedicated” service to every home and business?

Hopefully this is on topic for this site. While researching synchronous carrier service, so called EDIA or Ethernet Dedicated Internet Access, to a rural location in New Hampshire, USA, I came across ...
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limit bandwidth on a Cisco switch port,

Our company has a 3/.5 DSL connection. On this connection we have a VPN where the execs are able to access files on the network as well as VOIP. On this connection we also have our exchange email ...
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Tunnel interface bandwidth?

I am a little confused with the bandwidth setting on Tunnel interfaces between two Cisco devices. On each end I have Cisco routers with ten gig interfaces connected to my provider. I Have a tunnel ...
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Load Balance with TL-R470T+

I have the TL-R470T+ and i have two different internet connections from two different ISPs. One 39 Mbps and the other 5 mbps and i want to get 44 mbps. When i installed the router on the speedtest ...
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Throttle traffic over a link?

I work for a global company in the client support department. Another department manages the network. My team is frequently asked to throttle client traffic from our on-premises Apple software update ...
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QOS police vs bandwidth - is this configuration wrong?

I understand bandwidth in QOS is use to guarantee a minimum bandwidth I understand police in QOS is to set a limit to the maximum bandwidth. class test_out police **1608000** 50000 100000 conform-...
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Understanding bisection bandwidth

I have trouble understanding the concept of bisection bandwidth in high performance computing clusters. Wikipedia article on bisection bandwidth, and online materials say that bisection bandwidth is ...
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Does link aggregation uses the full bandwidth?

If I setup a 2x 1Gig ports with link aggregation, will I get 2Gigs bandwidth or less? how less? thank you
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Would multiple connections to a network make the connection faster?

So, in theory, if I connected to a network using, say, 30 ethernet cables from the same PC, wouldn't the upload speeds go up exponentially, because it would split the data over all the ethernet ...
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Why are Ethernet Standards written in the form of 10/100/1000? Why not just 1000?

I always have seen Ethernet Standards written in the form "low value/middle value/max value", and always wondered why. Won't a router just reproduce a lower speeds anything below its maximum if it's ...
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How does link aggregation work in reality?

I'm concerned that I'm misunderstanding how aggregators work in the scenario below: I have a project where I need 40 Gbps links between switches. My plan was to have my three switches use all four of ...
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Max bandwidth of wireless access point with gigabit backhaul

I'm looking at setting up a network with full WiFi coverage. Right now I'm still comparing access points to mesh. I see the options for AC access points offer wireless bandwidth in excess of 1Gbps. ...
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Rate limit based on VLAN

My ISP company has some PoPs in remote areas, as shown in diagram. It is currently, it's getting all prefixes from Local IX and getting only a default route from the upstream Internet provider. ...
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Cisco IOS: Limiting internet bandwidth usage for specific VLAN

I would like to limit the usage of a 10 MBit internet connection for a specific internal VLAN to 2 MByte (on a Cisco router, IOS 15.3). Is that possible in general? How can the router make sure that ...
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Do throughput rates include corrupt packets? Is throughput = packet loss + good packets or is throughput = good packets?

Normally network devices/software show some kind of current throughput. For example my home router shows the throughput for each connected device in its web interface. Or every web browser when ...
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Is Cisco SG300-10PP & QoS appropriate to share bandwidth?

We're going to let some empty space in our office building soon. The potential client needs an internet connection for their systems (including VoIP).For ourselves we have a resilient ethernet setup, ...
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How can 1000BaseT transmit on Rx & receive on Tx pins?

How can 1000-BaseT (Gigabit ethernet twisted copper pairs) technology transmit over the Rx pins & receive over the Tx pins? It's baseband technology (hence the name), right? Discrete digital ...
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Why can insufficient bandwidth reduce latency?

In this article, it is stated that latency does not affect bandwidth, but insufficient bandwidth can reduce latency. Can someone explain me the latter part of the statement? How would insufficient ...
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Leased 1GB fibre firewall with multiple IP LANS & tenants [closed]

I’m in desperate need of some unbiased advice and suggestions. Everyone I ask seems to want to sell me a £2-5,000 firewall appliance and £1500+ per year of support/licencing. I have a 1gb leased ...
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How to check the Juniper Switch's port bandwidth?

I use the CoS method limited the EX3300's switch port bandwidth to 200m. But I have a question, how to check whether it works? Is there the Juniper Switch EX3300's switch port have a bandwidth ...
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Why is internet speed called Bandwidth?

Why do we refer to our internet speeds as "bandwidth" with units of measurement like "10 Mbps"? As I understand it, Bandwidth is, as the name implies, the width of the frequency band, typically ...
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How get more data rate : Change the number of bits, the bandwidth or the packet duration

I found definition say that, the rate of packet is define by R=N/BD [b/Hz/s] where N is the number of bits , B is the bandwidth and D is the packet duration. So suppose that R'=N/BD. If I would ...
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Cisco ASA 5512 one download blocks all others until download finishes [closed]

My company has a 50 Mbps Down/Up connection. I just migrated from a PIX 515E to an ASA 5512. Previously, one user could download a large file from the internet and block all other users from accessing ...
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Speed benefits when switching from 1Gb copper LAN to Fiber Optic

We are trying calculate how will the network performance improve when we switch from 1Gb copper LAN to Fiber Optic. We have 5-20 people simultaneously working on a Server via the 1Gb LAN. There are ...
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Cisco Router Limiting Bandwidth

I have a Cisco 2621XM connected straight to my ISP modem. I have a computer on the second interface of the router. Topology: ISP -> Modem -> Cisco Router -> Computer When I run a ...
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different between Bandpass chanel and Baseband channel? [closed]

What is the different between Band-pass Chanel and Base-band channel? can we convert analog data to analog signal using base-band signal?
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Definition of bandwidth capacity for an internet connection

First, I want to test the data rate of a fibre-optic internet connection, but I understand that results are affected by the circumstances of the test, like number of hops between the CPE and the other ...
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Multi Chassis Ether Channel Best Practice

in our topology we have our Data Server(Multi Virtual Servers) and Backup Server exist in two different buildings and the current connection between them as below: Connection explanation: *1st ...
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Cisco Router (ISR4221) Throughput - Why so slow?

I'm looking for a new router for a new branch of hour company. I got experience with cisco L2 & L3 Switches but not that much with Routers. I was looking at the ISR4000 series, specifically the ...
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LAN side 1Gb link showing WAN 4Mbps throughput in SNMP

I am a-bit confused here. I have a FW connected to L2 switch then to an ISP router. My ISP link has a 4Mb capped on the egress. [My FW] <-1Gb link-> [p0 L2 Switch p1] <-1Gb link-> [ISP ...
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How can I calculate the network throughput using ping responses?

I have the tcpdump data for the below mentioned command.This is to perform a test on the network to derive the bits per second. Is it possible? sudo ping6 fd9c:b4f9:3108:1045:213:5003:59:324e -c 10 -...
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How the Internet speed on PCs can be almost 100Mbps although the bandwidth of WAN is 155Mbps?

I thought a bandwidth is a number represent maximum amount of traffic. But it seems not. Let me show the Network map in my company. In this image. WAN has a 155Mbps bandwidth and there are a lot of ...
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Stupid question about bandwidth

An engineer and I were discussing that if our network has more network than actual needed would cause wasting bandwidth. For examples, if our company has only 200 devices are actually on a network, ...
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Testing MCS Index Rates

my question might be a little too "newbie" style, but.. How can MCS index rates be set/restricted? For example, is it possible to set the MCS index to 5 at 20 Mhz bandwidth with 64-QAM Modulation and ...
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increasing bandwidth between two Cisco switches?

2 Cisco 3750 switches are connected via port 22(Trunk). First switch consists of 3 VLANs(each vlan have 7 ports such as 1-7,8-14,15-21) and 2nd switch consists of 2 VLANs. what solution can i use to ...
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What bits does iftop count when calculating and displaying the network bandwidth [closed]

I've googled and read, and googled and read. Everything I've found makes reference to it counting IP packets, but it obviously displays Bits/Byte and packets come all manner of size. What bits does ...
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Finding the available capacity on switch interface in bytes or bits

Below is the output from my "show interface " command PE1.18:01:44#sh interfaces Ethernet 3 Ethernet3 is up, line protocol is up (connected) Hardware is Ethernet, address is 001c.7374.3d95 ...
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Is the bandwidth of cable constrained by its length?

If a certain cable has a bandwidth of 10 mbps, that means in can contain 10 megabytes of data inside it at any given second. However, does this assume some standard length? The analogy I've been ...
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What does minimizing maximum link utilization mean?

I was reading a networking material and it mentions that for optimizing a network, for congestion control and QoS, we need to minimizing maximum link utilization. I don't understand what does this ...
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Bandwidth is mimimum of the path?

Assume the Internet speed is 10 MBps, NIC is GigabitEthernet, PCI bus connecting to RAM is 133 MBps, disk IO is 70 MBps, and this server simply accepts files and stores them to disk and then returns ...
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questions about link aggregation

How many interfaces can we group as a link aggregation on a Cisco switch? How many interfaces, if they all are full duplex? Can we check the value of used bandwidth of ether channel group? How many ...
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How ISP track the individual subscriber data download and falling back to lower mbps?

I work on software development for routers. So, I am aware of QoS in routers, where we can do scheduling and policing of the traffic. However, one question is still in my mind, is how does the ISP ...
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MikroTik bandwidth management [closed]

I have a 16mbps/1mbps speed for Internet access. When a user downloads a file at full speed or torrent, other users can't browse because connections time out. Is it possible to share bandwidth ...
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How to calculate throughput in Kpps? [closed]

I'm going to buy a firewall.For the first step i must calculate my network throughput in Kpps. I'm using Mikrotik routerOs. Mikrotik has bandwidth test that it shows traffic in Kbps. How do I find my ...
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How does router do traffic control?

I googled a lot about this question, but I didn't find anything useful. If, let's say, the router just drop the packets when the transfer rate exceed the limitation, then there should be TCP ...