When we have 2 machines connecting to a 256 mb internet line

Hi,

When we have 2 machines connecting to a 256 mb internet line.
What will be the speed for each machine 256/128mb?

Regards
Sharath
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PC_RobConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It will depend on what each machine is doing at the time.

Each machine ca possibly use the entire 256 at once with a large download.  The bandwidth will be split as needed.

Regards,

Rob
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Gladys KernsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi Sharath,

I expect you were referring to some kind of DSL or Cable internet running at 256k-bits/s for the rate?  Hopefully I am not mis-quoting you in this... to answer your question the machines will share and balance the load based on connection priority unless your router permits otherwise.  Generally each machine will have full access to the full 256k/s of bandwidth unless the other is using it first... then they will begin to share based on connection priority (which packet arrives first).  True load-balancing requires a special router that you probably won't need.... you should be just fine with your given configuration (assuming I was guessing right).

Thanks!
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Can we find the split .Is there any software to check the speed.
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PC_RobCommented:
There are tons of monitors.

Google :internet bandwidth monitor and you can take your pick.  Some are free, and others are not.  Also, ask your DSL/Cable provider if there is an admin access on the router/cablemodem you can use to see the status of the line.

Regards,

Rob
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Alan Huseyin KayahanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
         Hi Sharath
                  If you have ISA installed, bandwidth splitter is a great software for bandwith splitting that I use in my network, which can integrate with ISA.
http://www.bsplitter.com/

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dalton1976Commented:
It really depend of your upload speed!!!!

Note that 256k-bits/s is around   25 Kbytes/s    
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