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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 60549 27-Apr-2010 22:41
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me and the flatties are currently being hassled by our awesome account holder for the internet about our uploads, apparnly about 1/3 of our 50gig plan went to uploads. I know this is a little bit high but can anyone tell me what the average useage (upload/download ratio) is? An educated guess would be better then nothing. :D

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  Reply # 323937 27-Apr-2010 22:54
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Typically around 4:1 - 8:1 asymmetry for consumer broadband in my experience. Of course if you are doing things like P2P then you may be uploading significant quantities of data too so you may fall outside of these typical ratios.

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  Reply # 323960 28-Apr-2010 01:00
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That's about right........

Remember, whatever you get, you have to give back while connecting to internet :-)
including surfing etc

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  Reply # 324477 29-Apr-2010 00:06
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I bet there is a computer running p2p software like limewire or bittorrent (vuze, utorrent) that is set to run on startup and is running on someones computer next to the clock in the system tray.
These programs share files you have downloaded on your computer with others using the program. And when peole download from you, it uses your data cap.

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  Reply # 325457 30-Apr-2010 23:16
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There are also viruses that happily chew through lots of datacap by attacking other computers. Normal usage would be only about 5% upstream traffic to support downloads but there are plenty of reasons you could be uploading.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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