Does video streaming require upstream?

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

  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    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

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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

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    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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