Skype slowing down my internet connection

Hi Experts,

I am having issues with Skype on my network, one of my users is using Skype for Mac and every time they conduct a meeting the internet for all users slows down hugely.

It causing a great deal of issues, what can I do to fix this.

I look forward to reading your comments
isdd2000Asked:
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isdd2000Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
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Tej Pratap Shukla ~DexterServer AdministratorCommented:
hi..

Unfortunately Skype relies on its ability to steal the bandwith of youryour Internet bandwidth and the programmers at Skype have worked very hard to make it impossible for you to disable sharing your bandwidth. Even the lawyers at Skype are in on it—the End User License Agreement (EULA) you agree to when you download Skype says you have to let them use your bandwidth whenever you run Skype.Free PC Matic Scan

There’s really only one solution to Skype slowing down your Internet: turn off Skype when you’re not using it. You can’t just mark yourself as away—you need to shutdown Skype and exit its tray icon. For most users, this is inconvenient, so you may want to consider only shutting down Skype when you need all of your bandwidth.

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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
What is your total bandwidth? May be you can restrict the bandwidth for that user. There is no mechanism in Skype to limit bandwidth. There used to be a Skype Lite which used to consume less bandwidth but it is discontinued.
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Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
depending on what kind of router/firewall you have, you can limit the traffic(bandwidth) from the user's IP address to a certain threshold
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isdd2000Author Commented:
My bandwidth is standard ADSL 2+, at the moment I don't have a firewall with the ability to limit bandwidth though
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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
Is it possible that the machine has other stuff like torrents or any other p2p running? Could also be some other thing on that machine causing traffic...may be virus ...malware...adware...etc
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isdd2000Author Commented:
Hi All,

Sorry for the delay, it isnt doing any P2P or torrenting. As soon as a screen sharing session is performed the internet slows down. The culprit machine is a Mac - i am waiting to do some testing however i think maybe it is Skype for Mac causing the issue!

Will keep updated as i know more.
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