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    Comcast Bandwidth Cap

    Howdy all,
    been a long time since I've posted, I hope everyone had great holidays.
    Back around October, Comcast set (or admitted to already having) a 250gig per month cap on their home internet service. For normal home internet use, this cap is big enough to never be a worry but for people like us - tech junkies - it has me a bit worried. Since we can not see how much bandwidth we've used with Comcast over the month, I can't judge how close I am coming to the cap. If you hit the cap twice in a period of (I believe) 6 months, you lose your account for a year, no questions asked. I know Vudu uses a pier to pier method for transfering data and I was wondering if there was a way we could view how much bandwidth (both up and download) our vudu has used in a given period of time?

    If I recall, Comcast used to advertise "unlimited Internet". I'll have to watch for it now and see if they still do.
    With items like Vudu, iTunes, youtube and other media streaming web sites, I think even a 250 gig cap is dangerous. I currently watch many of the Boston Bruins games each month via NHL Game Center which is a live streaming site. The wife and I rent atleast a few movies a month (I may start switching away from the HD and settle for standard to help minimize my bandwidth use). We both spend many hours a month in online games. I download tons of demos on my Xbox (many of them in the gig or two range).
    I really hope something is done about this cap.

    If anyone has any other information about the cap, please feel free to share....and don't forget my reason for writing this - is there a way we can monitor how much bandwidth our Vudu has used over a given period of time?

    Thanks and Regards,
    --Eryk

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    Many routers will track this for you. My Linksys WRT54G with tomato does a great job for this. What router are you using?

    FYI, in December I downloaded 16 movies from Vudu (most were HD/HDX), and had a ton of other geek activity like ReplayTV IVS and even some torrents and I did not break 200GB.

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      #3
      Re: Comcast Bandwidth Cap

      I have a Linksys WRT54G running its default system. Am I able to track this sort of data without running a varient?

      It is really good to hear how much activity you had last month and that you didn't hit 200 Gig. If I may ask, how much did you actually use with all that activitiy? (if this is too personal of a question, please don't feel the need to answer as it really is none of my business).

      Thanks, as usual, for your input!!
      --Eryk

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        Re: Comcast Bandwidth Cap

        Comcast Bandwidth meter coming soon.

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          Re: Comcast Bandwidth Cap

          Originally posted by calseeor View Post
          I have a Linksys WRT54G running its default system. Am I able to track this sort of data without running a varient?
          I don't know. Have you tried logging into your router and browsing the menus? Typically this is done by opening a browser and entering the address 192.168.1.1 as your target.

          It is really good to hear how much activity you had last month and that you didn't hit 200 Gig. If I may ask, how much did you actually use with all that activitiy? (if this is too personal of a question, please don't feel the need to answer as it really is none of my business).

          Thanks, as usual, for your input!!
          --Eryk
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          I was just under 200G (like 197+) - close to 200G, but still a far way from that 250G cap that Comcast is waving in front of users. Most months I have been running closer to 150G traffic. IMO, you pretty much have to be abusing Bit Torrrents to break that generous cap.

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            The Vudu will probably use at most somewhere around 30 to 40 Gig a month on the upload side - that's at most, IMHO. On the download side, let's assume you watch 20 HDX movies. HDX movies are roughtly 10 Gigabyte. That puts you about 230 to 250 Gig. So it's close, but 20 HDX movies is a lot. And I'd wager that the upload is not 30 or 40 Gigs but a lot less.

            Also, little known Comcast secret: You can get a business account with NO limits. On a contract, that cost is roughly about $10 to $15 more a month at some service levels...

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              Re: Comcast Bandwidth Cap

              Thanks for all this great information. I feel better about my current Internet usage and while I wont be afraid to use my Vudu or other streaming methods, I will try and keep track *just in case*.

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                Re: Comcast Bandwidth Cap

                Originally posted by Nded View Post
                Many routers will track this for you. My Linksys WRT54G with tomato does a great job for this. What router are you using?

                FYI, in December I downloaded 16 movies from Vudu (most were HD/HDX), and had a ton of other geek activity like ReplayTV IVS and even some torrents and I did not break 200GB.
                I downloaded Windows 7 from a Torrent and then let it upload at 20mbs for several days.(although I don't need it any more since I was finally able to download it from Microsoft)
                I'm easily hitting over 1TB every month now between downloads and uploads of my 40 devices connected to the Internet. But I also have 50/20 service from FIOS so bandwidth is not currently an issue. If they ever do implement a cap i will have to make some drastic changes with my usage

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                  Re: Comcast Bandwidth Cap

                  Originally posted by aaronwt View Post
                  I downloaded Windows 7 from a Torrent and then let it upload at 20mbs for several days.(although I don't need it any more since I was finally able to download it from Microsoft)
                  I'm easily hitting over 1TB every month now between downloads and uploads of my 40 devices connected to the Internet. But I also have 50/20 service from FIOS so bandwidth is not currently an issue. If they ever do implement a cap i will have to make some drastic changes with my usage
                  I think you are a "special" case!

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