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does online gaming affect dl limit?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by belveder, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. belveder

    belveder Thread Starter

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    I've just setup a second computer for my kids and networked it through my router. They play a lot of games and watch music clips / short movies onlline, some games that are installed on the computer online but mainly from web pages that have the games on them.

    My question is, does online gaming and watching music clips etc affect download limits as I have a monthly download limit that I have to stick to
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Simple answer - YES

    Streaming video uses significant bandwidth. Games also contribute.
     
  3. belveder

    belveder Thread Starter

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    Thanks, is there anyway to stop this but still allow them to browse?
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    I find a baseball bat to work quite well, usually only needed to be used once!.

    But apart from that draconian measure, to be able to stop it would mean disabling browsing basically.
     
  5. sekirt

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    :D @ kiwiguy

    belveder

    Download as many games as you can to play on the computer without being online.

    sekirt
     
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