Confused by reporting of speed difference in Azureus v.s. router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Sunspark, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Hi, I can't seem to figure this one out..

    I have noticed that in Azureus it will say for example that I am downloading at 236 k/s, but in the Tomato bandwidth monitoring it is much higher.. 300-312 k peaks.. I fired up the network adapter monitoring in the OS and looked at it, and it matches what the router is saying.

    So I don't get it.. why are both torrent programs I have reporting lower #s than what the adapter and router are reporting?

    It matters because of allocation of bandwidth and all that.
  2. y2kboy23

    y2kboy23 Network Guru Member

    Azureus speed is just for the program where the router is telling you the speed of everything. So, you could be surfing the internet in the background and that could be using bandwidth. Or you could be using an IM client. Either way, this is normal and not to worry about it.
  3. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Sounds plausible.. but what I don't get is, right now I am the only one home.. when I quit out of the program, send and receives drop to 0.. it doesn't continue sending..

    The difference was like 53 k v.s. 93 k. etc.
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    It's like when you get a truckload of coal delivered. What you end up with in the coalbin is less than the GVW of the loaded truck. You only pay for the coal, not the weight of the truck.
  5. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Actually, to take LLigetfa's analogy a bit further:
    The router (and your network adapter monitoring) is reporting the total weight of the truck + coal, since that is what is traveling down the road. Azureus is only reporting the weight of the coal that was delivered, since that's the net benefit it's seeing.
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