1. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    How much wifi bandwidth does one use when playing a game between a multi-player game, if using back and forth for say an hours time?

    Example Spite & Malice, which i play with my mother who is 600 miles away.

    My brother says she uses up too much bandwidth monthly and slows and stops the wifi from working.

    iPhone 6 Plus
    01-18-2015 02:42 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    My brother says she uses up too much bandwidth monthly and slows and stops the wifi from working.
    Only if Mom's home internet is metered and blows a data cap... and it throttles.
    01-18-2015 03:46 PM
  3. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    He says it did, but am tryng to figure out how much bandwidth is used for an hours worth of play?

    iPhone 6 Plus
    01-18-2015 03:57 PM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Only the app developer can tell you how much data is used for an hour's worth of play. Note that it's probably not a "bandwidth" issue.
    01-18-2015 04:07 PM
  5. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    What issue then? I figured we are using less then 8GB a month going by an estimate i found online for 18GB an hour for online game

    iPhone 6 Plus
    01-18-2015 04:13 PM
  6. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    It's a data usage issue not a bandwidth issue.
    01-18-2015 06:09 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    18 gb per hour? Nah! Maybe 18 mb. We get about 300 gb of wifi data a month from Comcast. We average about 16 gb per month. My Wife and I. I use about 15.9 gb and she uses the rest.

    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    01-18-2015 08:11 PM
  8. craftEcowgirl's Avatar
    Sorry i meant it to be 18mb

    iPhone 6 Plus
    01-18-2015 08:42 PM
  9. mikeo007's Avatar
    18-20 MB per hour would be a good rough estimate for an MMO.
    For a game that's just 2 players though, I'd think it would be considerably less.
    I don't know what Spite and Malice is, but google tells me it's some sort of card game?
    If so, I'd think the bandwidth usage is probably more like 5-10mb per hour max.

    I mean, a single move in a turn based card game might only take 0.005 MB of data to transfer.
    That would mean 200 combined moves would take up 1MB, so I guess it depends on how fast you play the game.
    01-20-2015 10:05 AM

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