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Windows 7: Ethernet vs Internet bandwidth. Help me figure it out.

29 May 2009   #1

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Ethernet vs Internet bandwidth. Help me figure it out.

When I tried some bandwidth monitoring tools recently I noticed something strange: My upload speed is twice as high on the network than it actually is going into the Internet. And when I browse the web it normalizes, you can see that here: (80kb is the real capacity)

The setup is as follows: PC(Ethernet) --> Router/Modem --> Phone Line (DSL)
Nothing fancy there, nothing else connected.

The connection has about 80kb/s upload. But most of the time 160kb/s are going into my network - repeatable with µTorrent as well as uploads to RapidShare (edit: those 2 correctly report the real bandwidth). I see that the figure is correct looking at the properties window of the LAN connection, the counter always moves by 150.000+ bytes. When I throttle the bandwidth lower it scales accordingly to 200%.

This has to be the weirdest issue I've encountered yet. It's not impeding functionality but it does make me go WTF. :)

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30 May 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

thats normal.... how the inet and "caps" work... would work the same way and see the same things if you had your LAN "throttled". It will make a connection at a "top" or faster speed that you are allowed, then throttle back down to the limit set by your modem
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 Ethernet vs Internet bandwidth. Help me figure it out.

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