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Jan
6
comment How to limit bandwidth usage
If you mean that the data received after viewing a single page would be more than the actual page data, then yes that's right. But it's the slower speed of the connection that will save the user data over long periods of time. Speed of the connection has a large influence on usage. This is exactly what the OP asked about: how to slow down the connection to give user a chsnce to stop a bulky website from loading all its resources.
Jan
5
comment How to limit bandwidth usage
See the answer to a similar question: android.stackexchange.com/a/79556/20840
Jan
5
comment How to limit bandwidth usage
If OS throws away the packets before it gets to TCP layer, it's noticed by TCP as loss and rate-limiting will come into effect, instructing the sender to lower their transmission rate. So yes, some packets are lost, but the overall download speed can significantly be limited.
Aug
15
answered Limit the Internet bandwidth of Android device
Aug
15
comment Is there a ways to set data speed limit in android?
If the solution results in lower usage (which packet dropping helps achieve), then it's useful. I'm not sure how else to say it.
Aug
14
comment Is there a ways to set data speed limit in android?
Please elaborate what you mean by short term. Also, yes you'll hit your limit earlier, but not by a large margin. It also depends on the kind of traffic. This iptables rule favors long running downloads, like when you're watching a youtube video. The point I'm making here is that it's practical, but it's not perfect. You will waste some of your DL quota.
Aug
14
comment Is there a ways to set data speed limit in android?
In case of UDP, dropping packets using iptables won't help with reducing incoming network traffic, but for TCP, this will work just fine. It may not be accurate but it will reduce the incoming traffic (and not just what the app sees) because sender's TCP stack will notice the packet losses and will lower its transmission rate.
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Sep
30
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