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January 27, 2012, 05:50:32 AM
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  Hi everyone,

  Been mining great at home now but have made some arrangements to move my rigs to a cooler space that, unfortunately, have a craptastic wireless signal.

  Bought a USB modem to generate / boost the wireless strength so that should solve my ocassional connection hiccups.  The only caveat though is that the plan has a month to month personal limit of 5GB with an incredibly nasty overage charge.

  I figure since Bitcoin does not really show bandwidth, could I just note the packets transfered from Windows 7's connection properties to determine just how much bandwidth I'm using in a day for my miners?  Have any of you guys checked to see how much data transfer you're doing?  These are standalone miners so they are just connecting to the pool I'm on and sending over whatever hashing / share data that they have to do.  They *do not* have to download the blockchain thankfully, so that saves a ton of data use.  Thanks in advance.

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January 27, 2012, 05:59:10 AM
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 Hi everyone,

  Been mining great at home now but have made some arrangements to move my rigs to a cooler space that, unfortunately, have a craptastic wireless signal.

  Bought a USB modem to generate / boost the wireless strength so that should solve my ocassional connection hiccups.  The only caveat though is that the plan has a month to month personal limit of 5GB with an incredibly nasty overage charge.

  I figure since Bitcoin does not really show bandwidth, could I just note the packets transfered from Windows 7's connection properties to determine just how much bandwidth I'm using in a day for my miners?  Have any of you guys checked to see how much data transfer you're doing?  These are standalone miners so they are just connecting to the pool I'm on and sending over whatever hashing / share data that they have to do.  They *do not* have to download the blockchain thankfully, so that saves a ton of data use.  Thanks in advance.
My server that runs a bitcoind node, a namecoind node, a p2pool node, and a stratum server send 4.4G and received 3.5G in the last 7 days. I think p2pool is the majority of the usage, but I don't have logs for that.

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January 27, 2012, 06:05:59 AM
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 Hi everyone,

  Been mining great at home now but have made some arrangements to move my rigs to a cooler space that, unfortunately, have a craptastic wireless signal.

  Bought a USB modem to generate / boost the wireless strength so that should solve my ocassional connection hiccups.  The only caveat though is that the plan has a month to month personal limit of 5GB with an incredibly nasty overage charge.

  I figure since Bitcoin does not really show bandwidth, could I just note the packets transfered from Windows 7's connection properties to determine just how much bandwidth I'm using in a day for my miners?  Have any of you guys checked to see how much data transfer you're doing?  These are standalone miners so they are just connecting to the pool I'm on and sending over whatever hashing / share data that they have to do.  They *do not* have to download the blockchain thankfully, so that saves a ton of data use.  Thanks in advance.
My server that runs a bitcoind node, a namecoind node, a p2pool node, and a stratum server send 4.4G and received 3.5G in the last 7 days. I think p2pool is the majority of the usage, but I don't have logs for that.

Ah gotcha.  Well at this rate I'll just check my packets unless I hear some other replies.  So far:

Miner #1 for example (had a power issue) so uptime is 1D 18H and has sent ~53,000,000 bytes and received ~89,000,000 bytes.  That'd be ~142MB every day and a half so if I'm correct on this I'm looking at ~2.5GB a month.  At least I think that's right. Wink

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January 28, 2012, 05:49:29 AM
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  Ok after checking one of my miners after 24 hours on wireless, it's showing a change of 31M bytes sent and 53M bytes received.  This would add up to ~84MB of data use a day (and is a little shy of the post before but the math is somewhat close).  Again this is just connecting to a pool and mining, not using the machine for anything else.

  Just thought I'd share in case if anyone else ever wondered.

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March 22, 2013, 08:25:02 PM
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Is it profitable to join a mining pool and lets say you have a decent GPU?

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March 24, 2013, 12:59:50 AM
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With stratum and 10ghash I would probably be right below 5gb after 24/7 mining for a month. Stratum seems to drop bandwith usage about 60%
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August 13, 2013, 08:47:33 AM
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With stratum and 10ghash I would probably be right below 5gb after 24/7 mining for a month. Stratum seems to drop bandwith usage about 60%

Thank you for that.
I'll have to switch to stratum again.

I needed to know so I could use my tethered phone (downed net for now:(((((((  )
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