Mac Bandwidth throttling

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  • On : Mar 27, 2010

If you are a heavy Internet user and reside in Middle east – Jordan, you must be tired of the plans. I just decided to cancel my ADSL plan and go with 3G+ data line, so far I’m getting average speed of 5Mbs which is great compared to any other ADSL line I’ve ever had, add you to that you get the mobility.

With ISPs there is always a disadvantage makes you look forward for the next offer. I had a reliable 2Mbs ADSL line but with 10GB monthly cap, then I switched to another provider with 11GB cap but happy hours from midnight to dawn, the download speed was great but they don’t have more than 2Mbs for home plans. After that I decided to give WiMax a try, so I picked Kulacom out of the three WiMax providers in the Kingdom. Truth to be said, they have the best customer care in the Kingdom and I got the best WiMax readings in my neighbourhood, the price is very reasonable 120JOD for unlimited downloads but yet they got serious browsing problem, not sure what’s their issue but browsing is 512Kbs class, even though their download is at full speed almost around the clock.

So it’s the time to go with Orange 3G mobility but the high speed has disadvantages when you put a cap of 15GB/Mo. For example, you just need to hit any youtube link and it will be buffered in no time, that’s a huge bandwidth consumption specially if you don’t want to watch that particular video. Sometimes, you just navigate and jump from video into another, you receive links but you lose interest after couple of seconds or minutes.

Now I’m looking for a way to limit bandwidth on youtube and particularly any video service, not because I hate the speed but because I have a lame cap.

I’m sure there should be a lite tool to control the bandwidth. We live in ridiculous world.

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