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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
250gb cap... i wish... got fibe through bell canada.

65gb cap... i never reach it gaming 7 days a week, so idk how u can use 250gb.

i had a discrepancy on my last bill, router reported 59gb, thier total say 68.9gb.

called bell up, the tech took my router as correct and negated my overdraft charges

why do you guys keeps asking how we can use up 250GB?
i downloaded 35GB last night and right now i'm downloading around 15GB. there are people out there that use internet more than you thats how they hit 250GB so quick. i actually switched to 18Mbps plan yesterday just so get the 250GB cap(Charter), because i went over the 100GB cap in 14 days.
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250gb cap... i wish... got fibe through bell canada.

65gb cap... i never reach it gaming 7 days a week, so idk how u can use 250gb.

i had a discrepancy on my last bill, router reported 59gb, thier total say 68.9gb.

called bell up, the tech took my router as correct and negated my overdraft charges
Well I do more than just gaming. Constant file transfers to and from my home server for starters. Then of course the occasional torrent of the TV show I missed due to night classes. Can't wait for summer when I can just actually be home to watch them. It just depends. My In-laws have a 50 GB cap on their satellite internet and they've only exceeded it once.
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The data usage meter measures all data usage flowing through your cable modem. If you are using multiple computers and other devices behind your modem, such as on a home network, the meter will report data usage for all of those computers and devices combined. This also includes general DOCSIS-related IP traffic between the cable modem and the Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) which is not possible for you to measure on your own
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Now by their own estimates, the overhead on the modem is about 1Gb, but that doesn't account for the large discrepancy, and the pdf file has great info but again nothing to account for the large difference.
Except that their meter adds it all up in bytes first, then converts to Gb. It is possible that somewhere along the way they are mis-converting the data.
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Now by their own estimates, the overhead on the modem is about 1Gb, but that doesn't account for the large discrepancy, and the pdf file has great info but again nothing to account for the large difference.
Except that their meter adds it all up in bytes first, then converts to Gb. It is possible that somewhere along the way they are mis-converting the data.
Or it's possbile DDWRT is rounding out their bytes to MB conversion differently as well. That still would have to be a lot of rounding up with comcast, and rounding down with DDWRT to create such a large gap.....
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250gb cap... i wish... got fibe through bell canada.

65gb cap... i never reach it gaming 7 days a week, so idk how u can use 250gb.

i had a discrepancy on my last bill, router reported 59gb, thier total say 68.9gb.

called bell up, the tech took my router as correct and negated my overdraft charges
Gaming uses hardly any bandwidth at all.
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Anyway, if your usage looks like that I wouldn't worry too much about it. The 250GB number is a very soft cap.

It took several months of me using nearly 1TB/month on Comcast for them to come back and complain. So I switched to Comcast Business which has no cap, not to mention static IP and a new cable modem that (mostly) doesn't suck. Of course it costs more, but that's the price you pay. Not to mention they no longer pay any attention to torrent traffic.
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how much do you pay for comcast business ?
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Anyway, if your usage looks like that I wouldn't worry too much about it. The 250GB number is a very soft cap.

It took several months of me using nearly 1TB/month on Comcast for them to come back and complain. So I switched to Comcast Business which has no cap, not to mention static IP and a new cable modem that (mostly) doesn't suck. Of course it costs more, but that's the price you pay. Not to mention they no longer pay any attention to torrent traffic.
I've looked at comcast business, but I live in an apartment, so that is a no go for now. Also, I don't think I'd need a static IP. They aren't cheap either, another $15/month on the bill, but I think it's for 5 class C static IP's, so not horrible I guess. I don't know, I don't really have any service I need static IPs for, especially not 5 IPs.

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how much do you pay for comcast business ?
If I were to switch to business I wouldn't pay any more than I do, I would just get uncapped. Before you step up to like the 25/5 stuff, the base price for 12/2 is the same for business and residential.
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I've looked at comcast business, but I live in an apartment, so that is a no go for now.
Why should that be an issue? Businesses pay for Internet connections to all sorts of places, including apartments.
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Why should that be an issue? Businesses pay for Internet connections to all sorts of places, including apartments.
Except that my building manager already uses comcast, either way I'm moving from this apartment complex in a few months irregardless of internet. Hopefully to a place with less users on my node. I'm paying for 12/2, but on weekday nights I get 4/2 due to the huge number of people using after work. It's horrible, we can't even stream netflix with out it buffering every 15 minutes or changing stream quality up and down. I know it's due to number of users because I can do a speed test the next day at noon and have 15/4 results.
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