how much bandwidth does sf4 take?

MxyzptlkMxyzptlk Joined: Posts: 51
I currently rent out a room where my landlord daughter downloads anime all day and it cause me to lag really bad so I was thinking of using my phone tethering to play but I got a 5 gig limit so does anyone know?

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  • SleazoidSleazoid Joined: Posts: 4,173 ✭✭✭
    my landlord daughter downloads anime all day

    give her the D

    online games use very little bandwidth. 100mb/hour sounds like a safe estimate, but you can always download an app to monitor your bandwidth usage.

    though you shouldn't bother anyway, your ping will be so high that you'll play 4 or 5 games and give up
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  • The BreakerThe Breaker reading, lol Joined: Posts: 1,883 ✭✭✭
    You won't get anywhere near 100 an hour with any Xbox 360 _game_. If you play a bandwidth intensive game for an hour on 360, it's closer to 40Mb/hour.

    Once you include videos and DLC that number is gonna sky rocket though. And while using your phone's internet may eliminate traffic prioritization problems, it introduces worse problems.
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  • VulpesVulpes No. Joined: Posts: 3,677 ✭✭✭
    Play at night? Or, like, ask your landlords daughter kindly to DL her eroges at night.
    Why.
  • AirkAirk Joined: Posts: 953 ✭✭
    The bandwidth requirements of a game like SF4 are pretty low, but the LATENCY requirements are extremely high. Unfortunately, a big arsed torrent will suck up all the bandwidth AND cause bad latency unless you're prepared to do some sophisticated router work to prioritize traffic from your 360. There are routers that advertise themselves as "gaming routers" and claim to do this sort of thing automatically, but I have no idea how well they work.

    I wouldn't suggest trying it through a tethered phone - those sorts of things almost always have dubious latency.

    Your best bet is like people here suggest - find a way to place nice with scheduling.
  • GordonsBeardGordonsBeard QCF+P Bad Stoned Joined: Posts: 379
    Chiming in to agree with Airk, the bandwidth is low but your ping is going to be pretty bad. Cell networks don't need to be redundant or have a super steady ping - so it will have a lot of network spikes or just constant molasses.
  • ahdonyeahdonye Joined: Posts: 165
    Here are some options. #1 Show her some Street Fighter Anime to peak her interest, then get her to play SF with you (and fuck her senseless) #2 ask for a half hour a day for her not to download stuff so you can get some online time, and then sit and watch some anime with her (and fuck her senseless) #3 Buy a separate business internet line and when you are not playing online offer to let her download the anime on your much superior business class internet (and fuck her senseless). Find a group of other fighting game players and get a house together. between 6-8 guys rent/mortgage should only be 50-100 bucks a month. Invite the daughter over to meet your friends (and gang bang her senseless)
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    LMFAO ^^^^^^^^
    What was so funny?The advice he gave was good but to think just how to fuck the first girl that's in your path proves you're the below average no dignity guy.
  • CrystalCoreCrystalCore Joined: Posts: 397 ✭✭✭
    The bandwidth requirements of a game like SF4 are pretty low, but the LATENCY requirements are extremely high. Unfortunately, a big arsed torrent will suck up all the bandwidth AND cause bad latency unless you're prepared to do some sophisticated router work to prioritize traffic from your 360. There are routers that advertise themselves as "gaming routers" and claim to do this sort of thing automatically, but I have no idea how well they work.

    It's called "Quality of Service." You simply go to the router's IP address, load the router's management page, and there should be a tab for Quality of Service. The actual configuration of QoS depends on the router's make and model, though.

    He'll have to make sure he sets Bittorrent to 0 priority. :D
  • detekniciandeteknician Joined: Posts: 339
    Most routers QoS settings are controlled through IPs or mac addresses. Some allow you to control ports. I haven't seen one that can run settings based on applications... especially ones like Bittorent that don't use specific ports and will run on whatever port is open. So if she's using torrents you're done. The most you can do is add her computers' IP/mac and give her the lowest priority, then give yourself the most. This is assuming you have admin rights to the router.

    ps. playing over the phone network will be incredibly laggy; not viable.
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  • BeefjavelinBeefjavelin Joined: Posts: 27
    Most routers QoS settings are controlled through IPs or mac addresses. Some allow you to control ports. I haven't seen one that can run settings based on applications... especially ones like Bittorent that don't use specific ports and will run on whatever port is open. So if she's using torrents you're done. The most you can do is add her computers' IP/mac and give her the lowest priority, then give yourself the most. This is assuming you have admin rights to the router.

    ps. playing over the phone network will be incredibly laggy; not viable.

    Bt home hubs in the UK have program based port forwarding so its possible.

    My advice, have a chat with your landlord. Explain nicely that you pay your rent and expect fair usage of the internet. Explain that his daughters constant torrenting is not only illegal but making the internet unusable for other tenants. If he doesnt agree to set agreed upon downloading times then move out.

    Frankly the daughter can do without her copious amount of anime porn for a few hours a day..
  • deaded by pandadeaded by panda Joined: Posts: 281 ✭✭
    Bt home hubs in the UK have program based port forwarding so its possible.

    My advice, have a chat with your landlord. Explain nicely that you pay your rent and expect fair usage of the internet. Explain that his daughters constant torrenting is not only illegal but making the internet unusable for other tenants. If he doesnt agree to set agreed upon downloading times then move out.

    Frankly the daughter can do without her copious amount of anime porn for a few hours a day..

    Or you could come out of pocket and have a DSL/cable line installed solely for you. I would talk to your landlord first.
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  • PCUTTA610PCUTTA610 Joined: Posts: 98
    What was so funny?The advice he gave was good but to think just how to fuck the first girl that's in your path proves you're the below average no dignity guy.

    What was so funny??? First girl in my path??? Below average , no dignity????...... Wait a minute is his room mate YOUR girlfriend or something?
  • detekniciandeteknician Joined: Posts: 339
    Bt home hubs in the UK have program based port forwarding so its possible.

    Do you call routers "hubs" in UK? In US hubs are layer 1 devices.
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  • The MartianThe Martian Dual Valentines. Joined: Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm loving all of these "give her the d" responses.

    Now watch op come out and tell ya'll that she's fucking 12.
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  • deadfrogdeadfrog Joined: Joined: Posts: 6,782 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm loving all of these "give her the d" responses.

    Now watch op come out and tell ya'll that she's fucking 12.

    any girl that's fucking 12 dicks is a champion in my book
  • Ace42Ace42 Joined: Posts: 6
    As other posters have pointed out, the best way to deal with this is setting up QOS on the router. If you can't get admin access to it, you're not going to achieve much. If you're lucky, they won't have changed the default admin login details though, so you can just try that if they won't give you admin access.

    Once you've got admin access to the router, you'll want to give your device(s) a static *local* IP (it's address on the LAN, not to be confused with the router's IP address on the Internet). Each device you connect to the router will have a unique MAC address which you (and the router) can use to tell them apart; and you want to associate that mac address with a specific *local* IP so that the rules you create don't get applied to the wrong device.
    If you can identify the device your neighbour is using to torrent with, you will also want to give that a static *local* IP so you can apply rules against that.

    Once you have done this, you'll want to go into the QoS settings on the router and associate the SF4 ports on your device's IP with high priority; and the port(s) used by your neighbour to torrent with a low priority.

    If you don't know what port she is using, you could put all ports on her device to a low priority. If you don't know what device she's using, you can put all ports on all the other devices (excepting yours) to low priority.

    Clearly, however, this is excessive - better just to get her to use a specific torrent port - make sure you've set that port to be port-forwarded so she gets better connectivity (and thus can spend less time leeching, ideally) - and set that to a lower priority.

    Just setting your device's key ports to high priority should (hopefully, depending on the router) help a fair bit.
  • IsleySilverKingIsleySilverKing Joined: Posts: 127
    Any update on how things went with Ms. Twelve Dicks Champion?

    Great advice in this thread. Keep up the good work guys!
  • detekniciandeteknician Joined: Posts: 339
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  • DoctaMarioDoctaMario Big Member Joined: Posts: 2,140 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would think you could get decent games tethering from an LTE phone barring ping. Some LTE is faster than wifi but I'm not sure what the pings look like. Could be an option though.
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  • detekniciandeteknician Joined: Posts: 339
    Ping is what matters when talking about online video games and latency. I just did a quick Google search and seems Verizon people on LTE get 40-60ms ping. I get 20ms at home (cable from RCN) and sometimes I can play online ok. I guess OP doesn't have anything to lose by testing. LTE as a technology seems to be pretty impressive though. Folks in Australia reporting 20ms ping, 60Mb down and 12Mb up. Crazy.
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