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How much bandwidth should I budget for using an x box?

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by willie45, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member


    Happy New Year to everyone :)

    I have recently switched ISPs and am wondering which package I should buy. I don't use a lot of bandwidth really but my partner's son uses an x box to play online games. Does anyone have an idea of how much this uses up per hour?


  2. liamjames91

    liamjames91 Well-Known Member

    i would think its quite alot, did a quick google for xbox bandwidth use and people seem to say just get unlimited or a big limit in the region of 40gb, how much were you paying a month before? and who have you swithed to? may i ask? :)
  3. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Hi Liam

    I had my connection free as part of my Orange phone package and have now ended that. I am moving to Nildram who I was with before and found to be very good. I don't believe they do unlimited packages mind you.

    I had a look around and some people seem to think usage is as little as 15mb an hour on the x box while others estimate anything up to 100mb if you are hosting the game.

    I will just have to go for a month and monitor my usage to determine the amount I need I suppose.

    Thanks for your help

  4. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    I've never had any issues and I have 2 360's running online at once. I think where you need to be more carefull is with downloads more than playing onine. Most of the demos are 700mb-1.2 gigs and now with downloadable games and films this would pobably be more of a consideration than playing online.
  5. NorthernMonkey

    NorthernMonkey Well-Known Member

    playing online uses about 20k/sec so 1mb every minute. 1gB in 100hrs of play.

    If you download stuff, like movies or games, this can increase massively
  6. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tips folks. He seems to have managed to use 2.9 GB in one day. Apparently he was hosting a game. Anyway I will chat with him this evening and find out exactly what caused this massive amount of usage


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