I have an upload of about 25kbps.
I have devoted 18k to filesharing and the filesharing client's graph shows exactly that.
And what's left is ample for all my other usage.
However, every now and then something very dodgy happens:
My internet gets really sluggish and my filesharing upload gets forced down. Usually way down,
like something I didn't start has priotiy and is taking up all the bandwidth.
However, locking the internet with Zonealarm will kill the problem (until it happens again).
The side effect though is that, while filesharing goes on, I will keep losing my contacts and aiting list while locked.
What's more, whatever is costing me this bandwidth seems to notice this counter, a very recent occurance of this problem today sees the problem tries to just shave down my 18k upload (i.e it's not using too much).
So if this "problem" tried to be even more careful and uses even less bandwidth, I wouldn't be able to noticed it at all.
Still, clearly whatever is doing this is not what I am doing, and I know nothing about which programmes are using my bandwidth and how much they use (it seems such a simple idea, and I seem to recall seeing something to this effect on WindowsNT).
Whatever is happening seems really dodgy. Any help appreciated.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)