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    how much can i download before i get capped?

    This is a discussion on how much can i download before i get capped? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; ok so recently i have been donwloading alot from game demos on my xbox to games on my PC... ive ...

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      how much can i download before i get capped?

      ok so recently i have been donwloading alot from game demos on my xbox to games on my PC... ive downlaoded like 70/80 gb. is this bad? im on MAX but i dont no if im using too much? is there any way i can tell how much ive downlaoded and how long is left untill the next month so i can get a clean sheet again? thanks.


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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      There is no way to see how much bandwidth you have used without monitoring at the time of use.

      The estimate for a safe limit of bandwidth usage is taken as about 250gb per month. As long as you do not exceed this no action should be taken.

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      Hi, as your on max your download limit is approx 250gb under skys' fair usage policy. However i am not aware if anyone has actually been capped for exceeding this limit, and if they were going to be capped Sky would email you a warning first. I dont think that it is on skys agenda at this stage to start capping people. Your activation date would signify when your date of the month commences and you could download a free small programme called Netmeter that will allow you to view how much you download and be able to set it up so it clears to zeros at the end of your month.

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      I was under the impression that net meter only monitors the bandwidth use from a PC rather than the bandwidth used by the router?

      If this is the case then measuring the bandwidth used by an Xbox will be difficult.

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      Point taken and yes it would be difficult but it could possibily give him some guide

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      so net meter i can monitor how much i downlaod etc? i dont really mind about my xbox because i only download like 5gb of demos in like maybe 2 weeks? im more concerned with my PC, because i donwlaod alot of TV shows and ALOT of games which are 7gb+. Could u please direct me towards net meter? maybe elaborate more?
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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      Yes I suppose so.

      If you have downloaded 80gb of demos already, I wouldn't imagine you have that many left to download anyway

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      Most of the demos on the Xbox Marketplace range from ~350Mb to 2Gb Max. I guess if you watch how many you download and then keep tabs on the PC usage using NetMeter, Then you should be fine.

      If you are still in doubt and this is an option for you, You could run ICS, Then connect the Xbox to the internet via the PC.

      But, If I was you, I really wouldnt worry with the amount of bandwidth you are using, Trust me, I can/do, do tons more then what you have mentioned and we are yet to be contacted, But then I guess, Some people just like to know.

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      yeah i no but i download alot of shows like 6/7 shows a week which are 700mb each and like 5/6 games a week which are 7gb+. also does my upload count aswell? ok ill try net meter... does netmeter have to be active if my PC is active? does it hog the CPU?

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      Re: how much can i downlaod before i get capped?

      Bloody ell 250gb a month is it even possible to download that much in a month.I have 6mb broadband and i over the last month been worried about the amount of stuff i been downloadin plus the playable demos on PS3 Network and i reckon i dont even reach 20gb a month being on sky Max Package.That said im still fully aware if i was to breach Usage limit id recieve a email about it anyways

     

     
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