Required Internet for Lan Party

  • #1
    So I have about eight people bringing their computers over for the release, I was wondering what kind of Download and Upload speeds would be required to handle eight people.

    I have a gigabit switch large enough for the computers and they will be all be using cat6 cable.
    I am a comcast subscriber and get about 25mbps down and 6mbps up would the be sufficient enough?
  • #2
    Uhm...
    "Just quit and wait for GW2"
  • #3
    It should be enough I asume
  • #4
    does not matter with your connection ... as long as nobody is doing stuff like torrents in background :-)

    Usually games don't do more than like 100 MB bandwidth per hour, far less in most cases.
    I'd be surprised if D3 would ever reach that level. No proof though.
  • #5
    Having a leveling race?
  • #6
    I read somewhere that the game won't chow that much line usage. How much little is though, I'm curious to know.
  • #7
    Quote from Deathbreakfast

    I am a comcast subscriber and get about 25mbps down and 6mbps up would the be sufficient enough?

    As long as none of you start streaming and/or downloading, that should be plenty to play Diablo.
  • #8
    yeah, no problem
  • #9
    Ok thanks, a couple of us were getting worried we would have problems.
  • #10
    You should have no problems at all, this isn't WoW streaming tons of data, should have good time playing a lagless game, unless someone starts downloading some torrents or somethin'.
  • #11
    don't download porn ... than you'll be alright :P
    even with 20+ people ^^
    if it is only D3 you'll be playing
  • #12
    Quote from Deathbreakfast

    So I have about eight people bringing their computers over for the release, I was wondering what kind of Download and Upload speeds would be required to handle eight people.

    I have a gigabit switch large enough for the computers and they will be all be using cat6 cable.
    I am a comcast subscriber and get about 25mbps down and 6mbps up would the be sufficient enough?


    With 4 player cap on games, you're lan is split in two??
  • #13
    I've played Starcraft 2 with 8 people on the same Comcast connection without any lag problems. Though I agree with the sentements above, no torrents. Torrents take alot of upload speed, and your upload w/ Comcast is only a couple MBs and it massively slows you down. Happened once at one of ur SC2 LANs and we knew it right away.
  • #14
    ....Way more than enough just don't download shit in the background etc
  • #15
    Anything above dialup should work fine.
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"

    Epicurus
  • #16
    i believe it was Jay but one of them said it was a low consumption of internet similar to D2 so expect a twice the amount D2 uses which im sure is over kill and 25 MBPS should be enough to even listen to music online lol
  • #17
    Quote from VY5E

    i believe it was Jay but one of them said it was a low consumption of internet similar to D2 so expect a twice the amount D2 uses which im sure is over kill and 25 MBPS should be enough to even listen to music online lol
    I played D2, and even WoW to a lesser extent on dialup.

    Its terrible, but it can be done. To tell you the truth it was probably about the same shitty experience btn the 2 games.
    One is never hurt by being given additional choices, only by taking them away.
    A QUADRILLION MAGIC FIND is worthless if you can't kill shit!
  • #18
    that's heaps! wish i had those upload speeds :(
    "If you don't have a TV, then what is all your furniture pointed at?"
  • #19
    During the beta I never saw more than around 3 KB/s up/down. usually averaged around 1 KB/s. You could have a LAN with your house completely packed on 25 MBPS internet and would be fine.
  • #20
    Quote from wariord

    During the beta I never saw more than around 3 KB/s up/down. usually averaged around 1 KB/s. You could have a LAN with your house completely packed on 25 MBPS internet and would be fine.

    Strange, on peak points of the game (tons of monsters and loot being dropped) I would get a downstream of around 40-50 kb/s, and an upstream of around 5-10 kb/s. It could be just my imagination or my antivirus auto-updating itself (or skype, or hamachi, or whatever :fret:).

    Someone else has a windows gadget that checks bits being downloaded/uploaded can confirm this? :P
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