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Old 09-11-2001, 02:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to find bandwidth available ... not usage?

Hello all,

Can anyone tell me if there is a way or any available software that we can find the bandwidth "available" on the connections we have. ( ex : cable modem)

To find the bandwidth used, there are many softwares available, like mrtg etc.

Please note the difference in my requirements.

Old 09-15-2001, 09:32 AM   #2
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Have you asked your Cable provider? Or you just want real world numbers?
Old 09-15-2001, 12:44 PM   #3
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TCP/IP doesn't really have any facility to describe available bandwidth... it just keeps trying to send more and more data until it starts to lose packets, then throttles back - hence I think you will have to take the above option and ask your provider.


Old 09-15-2001, 01:07 PM   #4
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The only way of constantly monitoring your available bandwidth would be to find your maximum bandwidth, either ask your Internet Service Provider or get an estimate by noting the fastest transfer you get to a fast site during some very early sunday morning for example, then subtract the usage from maximum.
I don't know of any program out there that does make it possible for you.


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