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Fetch upload speed? (4 posts)

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

    I understand the bits/bytes differences and that cable connections are asymmetric, but I was wondering whether the upload speed of Fetch is controllable in any way?

    How does Fetch determine how much of the available bandwidth to use? Does it yield to other apps so that they can have priority access or just what?

    Thanks!

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Richard,

    No, the upload speed of Fetch is not controllable in any way, sorry.

    Fetch uses as much of the available bandwidth as the network will give it. How the bandwidth is shared between different apps is left up to the system and your router or cable/DSL modem.

    (There is definitely a difference in how well different modems share the upload/download allocation if you are trying to do both at once; I've used modems that seemed to share it out equitably, and other modems that allowed one to dominate to the detriment of the other. If you are having a problem where downloads are really slow while you are uploading, or vice versa, you might want to contact your Internet provider and see if there is anything to be done about it.)

    Adding the ability to limit Fetch's upload/download speed is something we are considering for a future release of Fetch, but not something we offer right now.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Richard B Member

    Scott,

    Thank you for responding to my post.

    I am not having a "problem" as such, but with the rather severe limits of upload speed on a consumer grade cable connection I was wondering about the ability to manually control the upload (and download for that matter, but it is not as critical) speed so as not to take away from other users on my (home) network.

    Fetch seems to make good use of the available bandwidth and held a very consistent upload speed (around 58 KBs which works out about what I have tested in the past) during the transfer. It was stable, too, which is always nice. :-)

    I was transferring a rather large file to a tech support person for their evaluation. I do not routinely transfer such large files though.

    I will look forward to the updates.

    Cheers!

    P.S. I clicked on the wrong button and posted the response as a new post...Duh! I could not delete it, so please feel free to do so for me. Thanks!

    [This message has been edited by Richard B (edited 06-24-2008).]

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Richard,

    You're welcome and thanks for the feedback on Fetch's performance.

    I removed the other post for you.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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