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Bitcoin => Bitcoin Technical Support => Topic started by: Kwizzlehazzizle on June 05, 2011, 05:24:31 PM



Title: Bitcoin and Bandwidth Usage
Post by: Kwizzlehazzizle on June 05, 2011, 05:24:31 PM
Hi everyone, I was looking through my internet usage records and I noticed a period of roughly 20 or 30 minutes where I uploaded 10 gigs.  This was a period of time while I was at school.
So I was wondering if anything to bitcoin could cause a huge use of bandwidth like that.

Any Ideas?


Title: Re: Bitcoin and Bandwidth Usage
Post by: bittrader on June 05, 2011, 06:37:56 PM
That seems high, but I suppose it's possible. New clients download the block chain from the network (it's about 300 MB), and you could have had several new clients try to download from you.


Title: Re: Bitcoin and Bandwidth Usage
Post by: Jack of Diamonds on June 06, 2011, 08:04:02 AM
Mining is extremely low-bandwidth. I checked the network stats on one of my miners, it shows 9.7mb over 12 hours.


Title: Re: Bitcoin and Bandwidth Usage
Post by: lebish on June 06, 2011, 08:35:30 AM
That sounds shockingly high from my experience. Maybe someone else can chime in and tell us just exactly how much a new user should expect to consume bandwidth wise when first joining Bitcoin?