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Dropbox bandwidth killer

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Why is it when someone uploads a folder on Dropbox and than it syncs to numerous computers it kills be bandwidth? It sucks it up so much that I can't even get my firewalls login page until the uploads and downloads are done.

I get the concept if someone uploads a 10gb file and than goes to five people it becomes a 50 gig download how can I limit the upload and download in the network so it does not saturate it to a crawl?
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Dropbox manual:
Sync faster by controlling bandwidth
Customize bandwidth settings on Windows 7


    Click the Dropbox icon from your system tray. You may need to click on the arrow to show all system tray icons.

    The Dropbox icon on the system tray
    Click the gear icon and select Preferences… from the menu.
    Click Bandwidth.
    You can manually adjust the bandwidth settings by selecting the radio button next to Limit to under the Download rate or Upload rate sections, and entering the rates you prefer in the fields provided. Rates are set in kilobytes per second. If you want the fastest rate possible, select the radio button next to Don't limit.

Note: Setting your Upload rate to Don't limit or a higher number than your connection is capable of will probably cause all your other Internet activity to slow down significantly.

Dropbox Business users: If you are signed in to both a personal and work Dropbox on your computer, the network preferences will apply across both.
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If you have a pipe of 15 up and 15 down what settings do you recommend for the limit number?

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Worked great thank you

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