Does video streaming require upstream?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by n8236, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    I've been monitoring my complex's Internet usage and the total for the avg day is about 4 gb, 2 of which goes to upstream. A lot of the traffic goes to video stream and I want to know if watching movies online require that much. If it doesn't, then it must be someone seeding their BT.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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    It requires upstream but not even nearly the amount it downloads. So if download 2GB of video stream, the should be no more than 10MB uploaded. If you have a router, maybe it has a logging feature and you can see, what ports and IPs are used to upload something.
  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    My router doesn't support dd-wrt or tomato, so I can't get detailed logging as for who the upload suspect is. I can only see aggregate download/upload WAN side, not LAN.

    Initially, I thought someone was stealing my wifi and uploading crap all day, so I added MAC filtering to see if that was case, but it wasn't.

    Any help is appreciated.

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