What is bandwidth?

Bandwidth is a measure of the rate of transfer for incoming or outgoing data.

In GlassWire, bandwidth is measured over different time periods in the various Graph and Usage views. It is also used for the bandwidth overage monitor.

Rate of data transfer per second

GlassWire uses bandwidth for measuring the rate of data transfer in units such as kbps (kilobits per second) Mbps (megabits per second) or Gbps (gigabits per second).

Total data transfer over longer periods

GlassWire also uses bandwidth as the measure of total data transferred over a longer period than a second. Over longer periods, bandwidth becomes a measure of total data transferred, e.g. in a month.

  • For the bandwidth overage monitor alert, the total bandwidth would be set by you to match your ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) billing period for your Internet connection.

  • In the Graph and Usage views the time period varies depending upon the view you choose:

Usage view Time period
5 minutes 1 second
3 hours 1 minute
24 hours 5 minutes
Week 10 minutes
Month 3 hours
Unlimited 24 hours

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