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Just wanted to know, is there any way to keep the speed of a shared network for others from dropping when doing a long/large download? I downloaded something for about 2hours at a speed of 250kbps. which I don't think is a lot(is it?), but in case of large download I'd appreciate any tips on what to do. can I limit the download speed?

I've used speedtest website and that came up with about 1.5mbps


Edited by lenkins, 09 December 2011 - 01:29 PM.

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When it comes down to it, the router will ultimately end up splitting the load for you.
If four computers are downloading and the maximum download speed is 1000kb/s, eventually all the computers will end up downloading at 250kb/s. When one computer stops, the others will speed up gradually to 333kb/s, and so on.

If other users are only viewing website pages, they are unlikely to notice any speed decrease from their surfing.
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