Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

School chromebook bandwidth problem

Posted on 2016-07-26
5
108 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-02
Hi there - we are a small school and have recently purchased 30 chromebooks. We have a wifi network with access points in each classroom. We also have a suite of laptops that happily all connect to the internet at the same time. With the chromebooks, as soon as more than 6 or 7 are turned on, the bandwidth collapses - I have tested it using iplayer and streaming radio but it ends up saying you are not connected to the internet or not enough bandwidth. I have spoken to a few people and they commented that there are certain tweaks for classroom chromebooks - I just can't seem to find them! Any help gratefully received
0
Comment
Question by:jad2009
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Smith earned 250 total points
ID: 41729817
Seems like Chromebooks are Bandwidth Hogs, but there is some ways around it. Starting at this site for instance can cut down on some bandwidth.

http://www.guidingtech.com/51813/optimize-internet-bandwidth-chromebook/

Most likely though it's about latency. Here is another quick Google website that should give you a lot more information and help some.

https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/3339263?hl=en
0
 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Nick Rhode
Nick Rhode earned 125 total points
ID: 41729872
Google Chrome itself is and always has been a pig.  You can go into the settings and turn off any addons/mods to help reduce the latency but overall I have seen chrome drain systems of their resources
1
 
LVL 83

Assisted Solution

by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 125 total points
ID: 41730088
It appears that Chromebooks do everything in the 'cloud' which means over the network and internet.  http://www.google.com/chromebook/about/
1
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Justin Smith
Justin Smith earned 250 total points
ID: 41730115
Yeah, they're probably constantly uploading and backing up everything like history, downloads, pictures, etc. There's a way to turn it off, just use offline resources like Drive, etc.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jad2009
ID: 41738754
Sorry for delay in posting. Went into school and checked the wifi settings against some of these sites...it was set to 2.4Ghz - upped it to 5Ghz. Started up the chromebooks and got 9 going before the connection died - phoned the broadband provider and they confirmed that we maxed out on our 10mb connection - they confirmed that the issue is bandwidth into the school. I shall go back to the schools broadband provider and see if they can improve the connection in any way. Thanks all for your time and advice
1

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Chrome has recently been open sourced by Google as a developer preview. Its very young, clearly has some issues and needs serious work, however it is usable and lots of people have managed to get it running in a virtual machine or via a USB key. …
When I'm searching for answers on Experts Exchange, I often use Google because it's built into my browser.  To search only on Experts Exchange, I use the "site:" search operator, which can be cumbersome to type out each time I want to run a search. …
This video will take you through the Acquisition tab overview.  You will learn to navigate All Traffic and Organic Keywords. It will take you through the Social Overview, Site Content, and Real Time tabs. Click on Acquisition – Overview : Look at Al…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how MozBar finds back links of any website you visit, as well as page, social shares to the page, and domain level metrics. There will me practical applications for this data.

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question