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.