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Does checking internet speed online for own PC, in anyway affects total bandwidth?


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I would want to know if in anyway, checking internet bandwidth online from sites like 'http://www.speedtest.net/' affects overall bandwidth. Am being told to avoid checking speed online as it affects & chokes bandwidth.

My question is for office internet that is using a DSL connection which is shared among the office staff. I was working on ROR scripting and somehow due to low bandwidth provided, my scripts were failing. So I asked the IT guy after checking my bandwidth online, he said, first of don't check bandwidth online, it chokes & affects our overall bandwidth. It was bit illogical statement for me as how can checking my PC's bandwidth affects the rest of the bandwidth?

Can anyone share his knowledge in this regard!



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