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    I was trying to optimize my internet connection with my 'Advanced System Care'. It asks for my 'BANDWIDTH' but I am not sure what my bandwidth is. Does anybody know where to look on the computer/control panel/??? to find this info? I have a Windows Vista Acer laptop btw. My email is > e-mail deleted< if you know and can offer some help here. Thank you. Thank you.

    Fire Fly:smile:

  • #2
    Hi firefly
    You ought to know what kind of connection you have, - the higher bandwidth the more it usually costs. (What you pay your internet provider for)
    Try writing bandwidth in Search and read the relevant posts, quite a lot has been written about it.
    The actual bandwidth (speed) can vary for a number of reason, - how much traffic at the moment, how close you are to the server, the quality of your connection (copper line) etc.
    But you can get an idea about your current speed by using some free product that measure it, - for example http://www.speedtest.net/
    Or go to your Internet provider's site and log in with your username and password and you will then probably be able to see the information there.
    Cheers
    solbjerg



    Originally posted by firefly View Post
    I was trying to optimize my internet connection with my 'Advanced System Care'. It asks for my 'BANDWIDTH' but I am not sure what my bandwidth is. Does anybody know where to look on the computer/control panel/??? to find this info? I have a Windows Vista Acer laptop btw. My email is > e-mail deleted< if you know and can offer some help here. Thank you. Thank you.

    Fire Fly:smile:
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    • #3
      It asks for my 'BANDWIDTH' but I am not sure what my bandwidth is.
      Good question, firefly, and one that many would like the answer to. Many of us use the term without really knowing its exact meaning. A popular belief is that you can liken bandwidth to the diameter of a pipe or to the number of lanes on a highway. Can anyone give a simple definition to this much used term?

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      • #4
        Hi Ted
        You are right
        Broadband could be likened to a multilane highway where the direction you drive could be the upstream lanes (upload) and the other direction (that usually has more lanes) could be the downstream lanes (download).
        The bandwidth in this context would then be the number of lines measured in both directions (usually with download width first and then / the upload width)
        It can be seen as a measurement of the speed with which the data transmission takes place.
        The bandwidth is really the range of frequencies utilized in the transmission of data.
        There have been very many definitions of this over the years ranging from as low as 64 kbit/s to 2 mbit/s, currently I think that the official "speed" is around 750 kbit/s to merit the designation broadband.
        Cheers
        solbjerg


        Originally posted by Ted View Post
        Good question, firefly, and one that many would like the answer to. Many of us use the term without really knowing its exact meaning. A popular belief is that you can liken bandwidth to the diameter of a pipe or to the number of lanes on a highway. Can anyone give a simple definition to this much used term?
        太阳山 (solbjerg)
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        • #5
          Hi, solbjerg,

          Thank you for clarifying that. I did learn all about bandwidth in my early days as a TV technician, but someone told me recently that one of the side-effects of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipex, which I take daily, is memory loss. So that's my excuse.

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          • #6
            Hi Ted
            Well, at least we are using the computer and in this way lubricating our brains a bit, but age will slow us down some they say, - and the age induced forgetfullness is something we all experience. I am with you there
            A lot of technical information about broadband and bandwidth can be found on the internet, but I thought that a short layman description was what you were advertising for
            So I staggered through it
            Cheers
            solbjerg


            Originally posted by Ted View Post
            Hi, solbjerg,

            Thank you for clarifying that. I did learn all about bandwidth in my early days as a TV technician, but someone told me recently that one of the side-effects of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipex, which I take daily, is memory loss. So that's my excuse.
            太阳山 (solbjerg)
            Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
            (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
            Itemized subjects Table of content
            In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
            Clean Install concept Clean Install
            Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

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            • #7
              Hi firefly.I'll leave the technical stuff to the old guys. I'm a young 71 years old. Don't know all that technical stuff but if we're talking speed, I right click on my DSL icon in the system tray where the clock is and then click status. I suspect all servers are different but that' how mine works.You can also click start, connect to, server name DSL,status and find your speed. Not real good explaining things but I have an excellent screen printing program.{garybear}
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              • #8
                Hi gary
                You are right, that way you should be able to see your connecting speed (bandwidth), but you should not have used the Local Area Network (LAN) to depict it, the status of the Internet gateway would have shown the connecting speed.
                Beautiful pictures - so try with one more where you show the status of the Internet gateway connection.
                LAN just shows you the maximum connection speed of your ethernet card - not the actual connecting speed to the Internet.
                Sorry I didn't mention this method - put it down to age
                Cheers
                solbjerg


                Originally posted by garybear View Post
                Hi firefly.I'll leave the technical stuff to the old guys. I'm a young 71 years old. Don't know all that technical stuff but if we're talking speed, I right click on my DSL icon in the system tray where the clock is and then click status. I suspect all servers are different but that' how mine works.You can also click start, connect to, server name DSL,status and find your speed. Not real good explaining things but I have an excellent screen printing program.{garybear}
                太阳山 (solbjerg)
                Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
                (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
                Itemized subjects Table of content
                In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
                Clean Install concept Clean Install
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                • #9
                  Ok

                  Ok solbjerg. Mine both show the same speed but LAN has limited or no connectivity, what ever that means. To me it means I can't access the internet. Here are screen prints of both. Live well my friend.{garybear}
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                  • #10
                    Ok gary
                    I'll submit a screenshot too, hope it will be decipherable in Danish
                    Network Connections
                    Start/Control Panel/Network Connections - right click your Internet gateway and choose Status.
                    Cheers
                    solbjerg
                    P.s. by the way gary what does this say in relation to your internet connection speed?
                    http://www.speedtest.net/



                    Originally posted by garybear View Post
                    Ok solbjerg. Mine both show the same speed but LAN has limited or no connectivity, what ever that means. To me it means I can't access the internet. Here are screen prints of both. Live well my friend.{garybear}
                    太阳山 (solbjerg)
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                    (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
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                    • #11
                      Hi friend

                      Hi solbjerg. Nice screen print. I couldn't read but it looked good to me. WOT tells me your web page has a bad reputation, so I didn't take the test. I will wait until you confirm it is safe to use. Live well my friend. {garybear} Sorry friend I must have clicked the wrong place the first time.
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                      Last edited by garybear; Oct. 11th, 2009, 17:49. Reason: Clicked wrong place on site

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                      • #12
                        Perhaps, an English version of the image would help, as the link is given in USAGE of IOBIT PRODUCTS thread.






                        Cheers.
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                        enoskype

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                        • #13
                          I can read yours lol

                          Originally posted by enoskype View Post
                          Perhaps, an English version of the image would help, as the link is given in USAGE of IOBIT PRODUCTS thread.

                          Hi enoskype. Yes I can read yours.What about the speed test. Wot is giving me warnings. Can you advise me on that?

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                          • #14
                            BTW,

                            BEAR IN MIND THAT, THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE DOWNLOAD SPEED THAT YOU MADE THE DEAL WITH YOUR ISP!!!

                            Cheers.
                            enoskype

                            - Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and belongs to the man who can appreciate it. -

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                            • #15
                              Hi gary
                              You must have clicked "Free scan" - shouldn't do that just "Begin test"
                              That doesn't generate a warning - by me at least.
                              Cheers
                              solbjerg

                              And enoskype - thanks for the readable screenshot


                              Originally posted by garybear View Post
                              Hi enoskype. Yes I can read yours.What about the speed test. Wot is giving me warnings. Can you advise me on that?
                              太阳山 (solbjerg)
                              Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
                              (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
                              Itemized subjects Table of content
                              In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
                              Clean Install concept Clean Install
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