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06 Dec 2009
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How Much Internet usage does Ps3 online use? per month..?

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Hi,

 

I was wondering, how much internet usage does the ps3 use per month for you? and how many GB do I need to be safe?

 

I have 30GB atm, but i dont want to go over and avoid unnecessary bills.

 

thanks.

 

Blake.

 

 

Btw, its holidays and i will be playing ALOT

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i have 95 gigs a month. i play mod war 3 everyday and netflix and youtube. ive hit 65 in a month but thats a cold canadian month of sitting around watching youtube, netflix and alot of gaming.

 

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i played my ps3 for 8hrs before i had used 17GB now i have used 30GB whats going on??

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The mb/hour is defined by your ISP so speak to them to see what they have alocated for online gaming.

Sometimes you will need to do an update for the game thats on top of your mb/hour.

If you download games and or demos then again thats the same as above.

 

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Adding to what Rastan has mentioned, the major thing that will affect your downloads is gonna be patches and game addons.

 

Seems like most people are playing Black OPS, each game update that has come out is larger than your average file and there are multiple versions so ppl end up downloading them twice etc so bam there goes your limit.

 

Easiest way to work out the rate, as mentioned do it between a set time and then check out your download history for each day or specific hours.

 

A lot of providers can now tell you how much was used on certain days or hours so that way you can pin point what exactly is chewing your bandwidth

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If I brought a pre-paid mobile Broadband and got 4-6 gigibite how long would that last me playing MW3 online ? Someone tell me please? Thanks Cael

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Hi Cael,

 

We can advise that mobile broadband (3G or 4G) is not an Internet service that we can support, based on it's incompatibility with the PlayStation Network.

 

As suggested above, the number you're asking for is dependent on a lot of variables.

 

The best way to determine this for yourself, is to check how much data you have left prior to, and at the completion of playing normally for an hour.

 

This will give you a rough indication of how long you can expect your data to last.

 

-sbs

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Thanks buddy, do you suggest a broad band then that would give me type one nat type and no lags or anything that is not expensive ? Thanks Cael

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NAT type has nothing to do with your ISP. It is totally under the control of your router and your home network. You can only get NAT type one if you don't use a router and your PS3 is the only thing on your network. You don't need it. I advise that you search the forum for keywords on the problem you are trying to solve or start a new thread specifically describing the problem you are having:

What game are you trying to play?

What brand/model is your modem&/router?

What are the results (all the results) of an Internet Connection Test?

Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Test

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dynolink with tpg, trying to play MW3 and results for internet conection test are succeeded, succeesed, succeeded, avalible, type 2, 4.4Mbps, 295.4kbps thanks rob
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MW3 - > I knew you were going to say that: COD games seem notoriously difficult to get online.

MW3 supports UPnP, although not using the same ports that PS3 does. If you know how, try resetting your router to defaults and starting over. If you need to set a static IP for the PS3, do it on the router (AKA dhcp reservation or fixed host), not the PS3.

Is your PS3 connected wirelessly? Try an ethernet cable instead ( I know, easier said than done in many cases).

 

Next: See this guide or call Actvision support.

 

Also see http://portforward.com for information about port forwarding. You will need to know the exact model number for your router.

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Do you know what UPnP is on the Internet connection test? thanks
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UPnP stands for Universal Plug 'n' Play. Simply, it allows the PS3 to direct network traffic through the router automatically.

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Is it good to have or not ?

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It is good to have UPnP, yes.

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hey,

i have a 4 gig adsl. and i only play on weekends for 1-3 hours. but in the holidays i play 1-2 hours a day. should i upgrade to a 20 gig instead of the 4 gig? :)

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and my uncle lets me take my ps3 over to his place to do big updates

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If you are not already maxing out the 4GB plan the only reson to upgrade would be if it's better value for money. Which ISP even offers a 4GB ADSL plan these days?

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I kind of half-ass wrote that. i had to go somewhere and didnt explain it well enough.

Sorry :-/. I just got online a few days ago and i was wondering if 4 gig would be enough for the 1 to 2 hours on a weekend and 1 to 3 hours a day in the holidays. and im payin 40 im dollars for the 4 gig. and tbe twenty gig is 60 dollars, plus it is adsl plus two.



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And i dont use u tube or any thing
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The fact is that nobody really knows how much bandwidth online gaming uses because the only way to find out is to play online and see how much you used.

4gb for $40/month is very bad value for money. Who is your ISP?

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Sourhern phone i think, its only for NSW in australia
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