How much bandwith does Remote Desktop Connection take?

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Does anyone know how much bandwith remote desktop connection take up? I am working on my home computer using remote desktop connection and I like to how much load I put on the pipe.

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short of metering a few remote desktop sessions and finding an average,
I don't think there is a way to estimate bandwidth for that. :wink:
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How much bandwidth it uses would really depend on the kind of usage it's getting, and the software used to remotely control the PC. As far as any built-in Windows remote desktop control, I don't know, but Micro$oft Netmeeting, VNC (and its many variants - some of which include compression to use less bandwidth for the same tasks), will all use different amounts of bandwidth depending on what you're doing.

If all you do is connect to a remote box and leave it sitting there, it ain't gonna be using any bandwidth. If all you're doing is playing FreeCell or Solitaire, then it's still probably not going to be using a lot of bandwidth. If you're editing graphics remotely in Photoshop or GIMP, then I imagine it would be using quite a fair chunk of bandwidth.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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