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whfsdude
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join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
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[BW Meter] New Limit on BW Meter?

Anyone notice that the BW meter now appears to have a close to 2TB limit?

I haven't hit it (yet). Not sure if this will be indicative of future data limits.


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Huh ? That doesn't show a "limit". That's showing what you've used.

Do you not see the "Note:enforcement of the 250GB data consumption threshold is currently suspended." message also ?
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Jeremy W

join:2010-01-21

1 recommendation

said by ExoticFish:

Huh ? That doesn't show a "limit". That's showing what you've used.

He's talking about the shaded portion of the bar.


whfsdude
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join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
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said by Jeremy W:

He's talking about the shaded portion of the bar.

Correct. I probably should have been clearer in my original posting.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Oh I understand now. Not sure, I never use that much. LoL
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TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA
reply to whfsdude

A 2TB cap would be extremely nice. Well, for most of us. You look to be killing that.


neufuse

join:2006-12-06
James Creek, PA
reply to whfsdude

The graph now changes based on how much you use, there isn't a 2TB limit, it's just relative to usage sadly...


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

said by neufuse:

The graph now changes based on how much you use, there isn't a 2TB limit, it's just relative to usage sadly...

So the graph never fills up?


Alcohol
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join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
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said by Oedipus:

said by neufuse:

The graph now changes based on how much you use, there isn't a 2TB limit, it's just relative to usage sadly...

So the graph never fills up?

Correct. I'm just over 400GB and my graph is 75% filled.


Alcohol
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join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
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reply to Jeremy W

said by Jeremy W:

said by ExoticFish:

Huh ? That doesn't show a "limit". That's showing what you've used.

He's talking about the shaded portion of the bar.

Finally someone gets it. I posted it on Aug 1 and nobody understood what i was saying, even after i made it clear with pictures. »Enforcement of the 250 GB data consumption is suspended..
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phillychuck

join:2004-11-02
Philadelphia, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to whfsdude

I think its shading in a percentage of lasts months max, I noticed it with mine as well. Actually looking at that image, I think I only used 400 last month..

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to Alcohol

said by Alcohol:

said by Jeremy W:

said by ExoticFish:

Huh ? That doesn't show a "limit". That's showing what you've used.

He's talking about the shaded portion of the bar.

Finally someone gets it. I posted it on Aug 1 and nobody understood what i was saying, even after i made it clear with pictures. »Enforcement of the 250 GB data consumption is suspended..

Yeah, that was a painful conversation to read.


jbob
Reach Out and Touch Someone
Premium
join:2004-04-26
Little Rock, AR

1 recommendation

reply to whfsdude

It does highlight those in this thread who are bandwidth hogs though!



JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

i've used 275 gigs on my xtreme 50 and it shows about half way.

Which is dumb because I didn't even feel like I used much bandwidth this month. xtreme 50 users should have no cap(West coast where I pay 115$ a month...)



teddystacker

join:2001-12-08
Philadelphia, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to jbob

To be fair Comcast network is much more robust these days , its impossible to call people "bandwidth hogs" , when its not known how many people are on their node , plus other circumstances ie when the user is actually using the bandwidth ie , heavy use at 3-6 am is not exactly being a hog as there are not that many "non hogs" on at that time , these days its just not fair to judge if you are honest and fair..



whfsdude
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join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
Reviews:
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reply to whfsdude

said by jbob:

It does highlight those in this thread who are bandwidth hogs though!

With pride! Three people here playing Onlive daily, Backblaze on most of the machines, BitCasa beta, Netflix, the list goes on.

said by teddystacker:

To be fair Comcast network is much more robust these days , its impossible to call people "bandwidth hogs" , when its not known how many people are on their node

Since they have enabled upstream bonding, I have not seen any congestion. I think Comcast is pretty aggressive at splitting nodes in my neighborhood.


whfsdude
Premium
join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
reply to whfsdude

I should mention the graph has not moved (I'm now at 1888GB) so it looks like it's not indicative of anything.


nirvy

join:2003-11-16
Hopkins, MN
reply to whfsdude

Click for full size
I guess I'm pretty close to this month's limit -- oh wait.

thatguyzp

join:2005-02-22
Smyrna, TN
reply to whfsdude


Basic view
 

Details view
Here's your soon to be bandwidth meter.


JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

...
ridiculous

xtreme 50 users better get a bigger cap...



teddystacker

join:2001-12-08
Philadelphia, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

reply to whfsdude

@whfsdude

I am sure you are correct , the days of the much maligned "Bandwidth hogs" are gone , as Comcast have made their network more able to cope with the "heavy user" , even at peak I get the full 50mbit downstream , in the "old days" of a few years this would have never been possible.

My guess with the suspension of the 250 limit is that Comcast have intentionally "opened the flood gates" for a while , to see what the load is on the network when people are allowed to do what they like - that way they can work out the best business model to make the max amount of money from those of us who some people call "Bandwidth hogs" - I call us "value for your money in a poor economy" customers , but as we know this point had been debated for many , many years in these forums. things have moved on a great deal in the last few years and now its very , very easy to do 500gig a month without evening thinking about anything illegal...



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6

Looks like the FCC is now looking into this "much higher data speeds now being offered vs. only slightly higher data caps/allowances being set" issue:

FCC to study data caps, and may raise broadband speed threshold
By Steve Donohue, FierceCable - August 22, 2012
»www.fiercecable.com/story/fcc-st···12-08-22

As the article says, one of the things the FCC is asking:
"What data capacity limits do most fixed broadband providers offer today? How often, and under what circumstances, do consumers exceed these limits?"

Link to the FCC notice of inquiry: »transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release···91A1.pdf



Alcohol
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join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
Reviews:
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reply to whfsdude

said by whfsdude:

I should mention the graph has not moved (I'm now at 1888GB) so it looks like it's not indicative of anything.

How much did you do last month? Did you go over that? The graph might be your last months usage.
I won't surpass last months usage for a few more days but that's my theory for now.
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Alcohol
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join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
reply to whfsdude

The bandwidth meter now seems to be completely gone. Anybody else?
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Bach
Premium
join:2002-02-16
Flint, MI

Gone here as well.


thatguyzp

join:2005-02-22
Smyrna, TN
reply to whfsdude

I'm in the Nashville test market for the new caps, with the new meter (as shown in my previous post on page one of this thread), and it's gone for me right now as well.

Hopefully Comcast came to their senses and did away with the new trial/cap thing (doubtful), probably just some temp outage.



Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
kudos:5
reply to Alcohol

I just got my meter working after it wasn't working when we got hooked up a couple days ago :/ and now it's gone again lol.


mfmruizv

join:2001-09-01
USA
reply to whfsdude

my graph is gone now also, if its going to be some pay for ovg cap like that then maybe i should take advantage of the unlimited bandwith right now



TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA

1 recommendation

reply to whfsdude

Meter disappears to reset at the end of the month. It will be back.



Alcohol
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4

Yep.. It's back.