I recently reinstalled Dropbox and realized that the 7GB download sync on my slow home connection would bring my internet to a screeching halt. To prevent this I had to tell Dropbox to throttle it’s connection, at least until I was done browsing the internet.
To set Dropbox’s download and upload speed limits, right-click the Dropbox icon in your taskbar and select Preferences…
In the preference window click the Bandwidth tab and here you can change the limits to whatever you like.
*Note that making the limits really high won’t make you download any faster than if you just left it at “don’t limit.” This all about slowing it down to keep it from hogging your internet connection.
So the next time Netflix tweaks out while you’re streaming a new episode of Arrested Development (one of my fav shows…), remember this tip as it just might help you get things back to HD quality.