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Fetch blocks network for others? (4 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by joev
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • joev Member

    When I use Fetch to upload files, no one else on the network has access to the internet. As soon as Fetch has completed the upload or I stop the upload, internet availability is restored to everyone on the network. Is this a Fetch setting problem or a router problem?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    That would be an issue with your router or other network hardware (such as the cable/DSL modem).

    Fetch tries to upload files as fast as it can, by using as much of the network that is available to it. There is no way to limit how much of the network Fetch uses, because when everything is working properly, your router or modem should balance the demands and share the limited network resources with everyone who wants to use them.

    So if Fetch is uploading something and someone else wants to use the network, the router should reduce the amount of network allocated to your computer (where Fetch is running), so that other people can get work done. It sounds like that isn't happening.

    So you should look and see if some adjustments can be made to the router or the modem. Unfortunately, we do not have any specific suggestions on how to do that.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • joev Member

    I thought that might be the problem, but as always, the router support people are blaming the software :o)

    I think there are settings on the router that does set limits.

    Thanks.

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    That would be an issue with your router or other network hardware (such as the cable/DSL modem).

    Fetch tries to upload files as fast as it can, by using as much of the network that is available to it. There is no way to limit how much of the network Fetch uses, because when everything is working properly, your router or modem should balance the demands and share the limited network resources with everyone who wants to use them.

    So if Fetch is uploading something and someone else wants to use the network, the router should reduce the amount of network allocated to your computer (where Fetch is running), so that other people can get work done. It sounds like that isn't happening.

    So you should look and see if some adjustments can be made to the router or the modem. Unfortunately, we do not have any specific suggestions on how to do that.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I think you'd find that most file upload applications, like Fetch, attempt to upload files as fast as the network will allow - after all, most people want their files to go up as quickly as possible. :)

    So we would be surprised to hear that this problem was Fetch-specific.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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