Add Max concurent downloads and uploads setting under Computing Prefs -> network

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Profile danwat1234

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Message 112438 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 2:10:34 UTC
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Consider adding maximum concurrent downloads and uploads setting under Computing Prefs -> network instead of just max bandwidth used per day. 'Maximum simultaneous connections'.
Because with my farm, when a project comes back online the flood of transfers can take down my WIFI and wired connections with a Gigabit Comcast with XB8 modem. Requiring a few reboots to work through the flood. Being able to set to '1' could help maintain stability during such events.
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Message 112439 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 4:33:43 UTC - in response to Message 112438.  

The developers don't hang around on these boards much. The place to request features and have the requests noticed is git-hub where you can also file bug reports etc.
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Message 112440 - Posted: 3 Aug 2023, 6:18:16 UTC - in response to Message 112438.  

See:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration

You may try to adjust the following options in cc_config.xml.
<max_file_xfers>N</max_file_xfers>
    Maximum number of simultaneous file transfers (default 8).
<max_file_xfers_per_project>N</max_file_xfers_per_project>
    Maximum number of simultaneous file transfers per project (default 2).

This is a per client setting.

With the default values a single client should not be able to make a 1 Gbit connection unusable.
Since you mention a "farm" and WIFI beside wired connections you may have lots of clients on many computers.
To get an impression: How many of each?
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Message 112457 - Posted: 5 Aug 2023, 18:34:19 UTC - in response to Message 112440.  
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A bit over 150 WIFI, handful is wired. Used SFF business PCs with cheap USB stick wifi with decent single antenna design. See https://youtu.be/BExPXMEnNLo
I was wondering if it was a setting under the hood, thx I will check it out.
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