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What is Network Throttling?

Windows only

In order to reserve processor resources for time-sensitive multimedia applications (including Windows audio applications), Windows implements a network bandwidth control called ‘network throttling’, which restricts the processing of non-multimedia network traffic when audio applications are running.

Network throttling can interfere with Dante Virtual Soundcard audio traffic when Windows audio applications are running. For this reason, you can let Dante Virtual Soundcard manage the network throttling setting on your PC, to prevent it from interfering with your Dante audio.

If network throttling is configured on your PC, Dante Virtual Soundcard will detect it when it is run or installed, and ask you if you would like Dante Virtual Soundcard to manage network throttling for you. Changing the setting will require a restart of your PC.

For more information, see this Microsoft knowledgebase article.