Speed limitation does not lower physical download peed of the pc #156

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ToBos opened this Issue Nov 21, 2016 · 1 comment

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ToBos commented Nov 21, 2016

Your DownThemAll! and Browser Version and Language and Operating System

DTA 3.0.8; Firefox 50.0 64Bit; Windows 10 1607

Expected Behavior

When I limit speed inside DTA to 100kB/s and there are no other internet activities, I would expect that windows task manager also will show about 100kB/s.

Actual Behavior

DTA set to 100kB/s does indead reduce the download speed displayed inside DTA, but task manager still shows full speed (in my case 1MB/s).
When I afterwards go back to unlimited speed inside DTA, than DTA shows very high rates, which are higher than physically possible by my internet rate of 1MB/s.

Steps To Reproduce

It seems, that the pc still is downloading at its maximum rate and is buffering the data until DTA takes it.

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I need possibility to limit maximum effective download speed of DTA to allow a second pc in my home network to share access to the internet too.

@nmaier
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nmaier commented Dec 9, 2016

Seems like something like an Antivirus software or firewall is actually intercepting the download

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