Symmetric throttling?

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by efglobal » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:29 am
Experiencing some sort of symmetric bandwidth throttling. Is there a max bidirectional and simultaneous data transfer cap?

Downloading file from Dropbox, where they cap downloads per connection at 10mb/s. Was getting this full 10MB/s, though once I started uploading a file to Google Drive the download speed for Dropbox dropped to 500KB/s.

Any clarifications or insight on simultaneous data transfers?
by miken » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Saturating your upload will have an adverse impact on your download. While we usually visualize download and upload as two independent actions, downloading requires a lot of packets sent out of your network to keep things going, which get bogged down when your outbound queue gets backed up by uploading large files. If you limit your Google Drive upload to about 80% of your upload speed connection, you shouldn't see problems.
Mike N.
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