How much bandwidth does Xbox live use?

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#1 Posted by NevecLP (859 posts) -

Does anyone know the usage of bandwidth that Xbox LIVE needs?

But more specifically, does anybody know how much more it uses when in party/private chat and hosting games. The reason i want to know this is because i keep getting emails through saying that i'm using up 40GB (which is my monthly DL limit) in 3 weeks, which is BS. Most of the time i'm on the dashboard in party chat... and yes i know using my PC etc will eat away at it too, but i rarely ever download files and occasionally go on youtube. I also know no one else has hijacked my connection.

Apparently "Xbox Live averages about 10MB download and 6MB upload /hour for online play" (not sure if true) which is when you're on the dashboard not doing anything.

Just FYI -I'm with BT, and i've seen a LOT of forum posts on their site of other customers being wrongly charged and that BT are wrongly calculating the monthly usage

#2 Posted by xgraderx (2395 posts) -

Im not sure.Ive never had a problem with Live using alot of bandwith though but I got Netflix recently and that seems to really eat it up.Do you have Netflix?

#3 Posted by bigM10231 (11240 posts) -

im not limited at all at how much, just that if i pass 4.5 GB between noon and midnight, they half my speed during that time. right now they let me have infinite until noon at 10Mb/s download(sometimes up to 12Mb/s then after noon if i use over 4.5GB, they limit the speed to half of that.

#4 Posted by NevecLP (859 posts) -

Im not sure.Ive never had a problem with Live using alot of bandwith though but I got Netflix recently and that seems to really eat it up.Do you have Netflix?

xgraderx

Nah, I live in the UK, no Netflix here. I don't use any Dashboard streaming service i.e. Zune, Last.fm etc. I honestly don't see how i use that much a month.