Increase bandwidth limit

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Arch, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Arch

    Arch Guest

    MSN Messenger has an upper limit on the amount of the available internet
    connection bandwidth that it will use, even with a direct connection. (I
    think.) Is it possible to increase this upper limit? In particular, is the
    limit entered some place in the registry?
    Arch, Jul 29, 2005
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  2. Arch

    N. Miller Guest

    You think? You don't know? Why do you think there is a limit on bandwidth
    used by MSN? I will take a guess, and consider that you have an HSI
    connection, asymmetric in nature, and you can't transfer a file from your
    friend at your full download bandwidth. If that is the case, consider that
    you can't download more than your friend can upload. If your friend's
    upload bandwidth is only 128kbps, your 6Mbps Comcast connection can't
    download any faster than your friend's 128kbps upload.
    N. Miller, Jul 29, 2005
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  3. Arch

    Arch Guest

    "I think" because Jonathan Kay told me so a while back.

    My son and I both have very high speed connections, and I would like to
    improve the quality of the full screen videoconferences.

    Thanks for your response.
    Arch, Jul 29, 2005
  4. Arch

    N. Miller Guest

    Could you point me to the post where Jonathan Kay told you that? If I am
    wrong about something, I would like to learn the details of my error.

    OTOH, if there is any limitation imposed by the MSN Messenger service, it
    may be under the control of their servers, which leaves you out of the
    loop. I would think that any traffic shaping that they want to do is based
    on controlling traffic through their servers, and I doubt that they would
    put any configuration parameters under user control. I wonder if QoS is a
    part of this issue.
    N. Miller, Jul 29, 2005
  5. Arch

    Arch Guest

    The exchange was on May 22, 2005. I interpreted Kay's remarks to mean that
    there is an upper limit.

    Your remarks about going through the server seem reasonable to me. However,
    I am really interested in a speed limit on a direct connection, in
    particular, a video conversation. That limit could be set locally.

    A reason for such an upper limit might be to avoid congestion on a company's

    Thanks again for you help.
    Arch, Jul 30, 2005
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