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Hi all, Could someone please tell me how can I measure network bandwidth (of my local Ethernet port) from upload speed and download speed? I have problem with clarifying the ...
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    How is network bandwidth measured?


    Hi all,

    Could someone please tell me how can I measure network bandwidth (of my local Ethernet port) from upload speed and download speed? I have problem with clarifying the term "bandwidth". Can I compute bandwidth = upload speed + download speed?

    Thank you very much

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    bandwidth

    the term is Megabits per second. A typical wired network runs at 10Mbps. However a wireless network is now at 54Mbps.
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    Re: How is network bandwidth measured?

    Quote Originally Posted by sybvn
    Hi all,

    Could someone please tell me how can I measure network bandwidth (of my local Ethernet port) from upload speed and download speed? I have problem with clarifying the term "bandwidth". Can I compute bandwidth = upload speed + download speed?

    Thank you very much
    Its the amount of information/data that can be transmitted in a specific amount of time.

    If you would like to measure your capabilities for your setup there, there are many internet sites with speed tests.

    My favorite is http://www.testmy.net/
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    Thank you very much for your replies.
    But my most wonder is if I can compute:

    bandwidth = download speed + upload speed?

    I hope this is not a wrong question

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    Re: bandwidth

    Quote Originally Posted by Samoth
    A typical wired network runs at 10Mbps. However a wireless network is now at 54Mbps.
    Was that a typo?? Most Home networks now run at 100Mbps (i think). I know a few people aswell that even run 1Gbps lans at home.
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    SORRY

    YES it was a typo. sorry for any inconvenience
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    Thank you very much for your replies.
    But my most wonder is if I can compute:

    bandwidth = download speed + upload speed?

    I hope this is not a wrong question Question Crying or Very sad
    Your bandwitdh is not the total of your upload and download, sometimes your upload and download bandwidth is equal, sometimes they are not the same, so as if you are using dsl, it has two kind of it, assymetric (adsl) and symmetric (sdsl), in adsl, the upload bw is lower than that of your download while the sdsl, both are equal...

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