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30gig cap question

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by GJ02, 20 Dec 2008.

  1. GJ02

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Nov 2007

    Posts: 6,419

    Location: .

    im moving from enta and have decided to go with fast as they are very highly reccomended.
    at the mo my tarrif is 30peak 300off peak, but with fast its just a straight 30gig a month.
    question......i only really use the connection for gta iv, cod4, and tf2 and the occasional demo download and drivers etc etc. will 30gig a month be good enuff for my online gamming, im not up all night, i play about 3hrs a day.
    im unsure how to calculate how much data is transfered for gamming and dont really want to run out of gb's and buy addtional
    many thanks
     
  2. Trifid

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,428

    Check how much you use with Enta. Your reseller will have your current and past usage.
     
  3. pennywise

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Mar 2008

    Posts: 351

    You'll never use 30gb in a month just for gaming, unless the games you play have outrageously large patches that you need to update daily. General gaming for 3 hours a day every day for a month would barely use up a few gb, if even.
     
  4. GJ02

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,419

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    thats good enough for me, thanks pennywise :)
     
  5. Sel

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Sep 2003

    Posts: 433

    Location: Stoke

    If your a gamer then it's more about speed than the amount of data transferred, you should check what sort of pings you can get with Fast.
     
  6. PistolPete

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,993

    Location: By the sea, West Sussex

    Grab a copy of Dumeter and set it running before a session.
    Come back to it after and see how much traffic you passed and from there you can work out how much your anticipated usage will be.
     
  7. Kobrakai

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,151

    Location: Cambridge

    Any particular reason why you are moving away from Enta?

    I have been with them for a few years and can’t fault them for gaming/pings etc. Fast however are overpriced and you don’t get as much for your money!
     
  8. Daegan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Bath, UK

    Can't speak for the OP, but if you follow this forum there are quite a few people talking about performance problems, poor speeds and high latency, and there's a reported change planned to peak/offpeak times. Seems like Entanet have lost a lot of their sheen.
     
  9. Kobrakai

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,151

    Location: Cambridge

    I think that's just for ADSL2 isn't it?
     
  10. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    30GB will be more than enough for quite a few downloads and online gaming, especially if you only game 3 hours a day. Online games really don't take that much bandwidth.
     
  11. Daegan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Bath, UK

    No idea. Actually the thread goes on to say Entanet have put the change on hold, but you don't have to look far to find people complaining.
     
  12. malef!c

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,473

    Don't think I have touched 30Gb a month for ages - thats with PC / consoles / Linux downloads etc etc.
     
  13. Bane

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,611

    You sure it's a 30GB package? As looking at fast.co.uk site they only list 5, 20, 45, 110GB options.

    I read about this clause on another forum, and it's something to remember. Even though they state a 3 month contract, if you look at the terms and conditions under section 13: Termination.

     
  14. GJ02

    Soldato

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    Location: .

    hmmm well found !
     
  15. V F

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 17,575

    Location: UK

    Well they must be doing something right... from all the packages listed, "Online Gaming Support" Yes to all.

    I've been with them a year and 6 months now.
     
  16. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,705

    Location: In a house

    It was planned to start in January on their normal ADSL service as well, as they were going to bring it inline with their ADSL2+ service, but everyone was going bananas about it on ADSLGuide after receiving an Email about it and requesting MAC's, so Enta. postponed the changes, and are going to talk with the resellers to sort something else out instead to stop the mass exodus. :p

    They were going to change the peak times to 7 days a week, and the off peak time was going to be changed to midnight to 8am, but a bit pointless bringing everyone inline with their ADLS2+ service when not everyone can get that service yet, like me, i cant get it till end March 2011, so why bring me inline with something i cant get for over 2 years yet :D
     
  17. Bane

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,611

    Here's the forum link that mentions the terms and conditions. And the reason behind the migration fee if you leave before a year is up.

    And I got a pleasant anecdote about email correspondence with the company. Sent Fast.co.uk a question after 10pm on a working day. I wasn't expecting a reply as they list 10pm closing for sales and technical support. Anyway I was a surprised to receive a reply before 11pm the same night, and one that fully explained the answer.