Bandwidth and Latency Problems

By Nagglfar
Aug 20, 2007
  1. I'm a network administrator of a local network, and lately I've been experiencing problems with latency and bandwidth issues, where downloads take a long time, internet pages take a relatively long time to load as well as connecting to other networks as a whole. I've realized that it's other users on my network that are downloading an inconsiderable amount to the point where it affects everyone else's internet experience because they are hogging all of the bandwidth on the network. My rights being the administrator, is there any way I can target a solution for this problem by getting software or methods to monitor what people on my network are downloading/connecting to and how much bandwidth they are using from my entire network? Unfortunately, my router does not support this sort of solution, so other methods will be needed.


  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    For a commercial network, you can always block the Skype and Torrent ports to
    preserve bandwidth.

    Otherwise, you need a router with QoS support to throttle the network
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