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The Mag
Gallente
Aces and 8s
Posted - 2009.11.14 08:34:00 - [1]
 

I was wondering if anyone does this on a laptop with a USB wireless connection service like verizon.

Im looking at the max allowed 5g monthly and that seems not enough to play or am I wrong?

I really would like to play at work when its slow like tonight and I know all my corpies are in the game and I'm stuck at work with a boss that doesnt allow me to download the game on company computers :(

RaTTuS
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2009.11.14 08:37:00 - [2]
 

should be fine, though you could plug into the corp network?

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.11.14 08:38:00 - [3]
 

Apparently eve can run just fine off the lulz bandwidth of a 56k dialup so your 5 gigs should be safe.

The Mag
Gallente
Aces and 8s
Posted - 2009.11.14 08:47:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: The Mag on 14/11/2009 08:49:56
This is 5G downloading and uploading limit per month not 5G speed as I understand it.

The company has a intranet and will not recognize my laptop to allow me internet access.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2009.11.14 08:53:00 - [5]
 

Guess I'm trying to say that I don't think you could even download 5 gigs in a single billing period off a 56k line so you should be just fine. I think the data rate is super small at around 3~10kb/s so you could stay logged in as much as you want.

The Mag
Gallente
Aces and 8s
Posted - 2009.11.14 09:15:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: The Mag on 14/11/2009 09:15:38
Cool Zeba, thanks for the info...

Captian Conrad
Minmatar
Empyrean Warriors
Posted - 2009.11.14 13:52:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Zeba
Apparently eve can run just fine off the lulz bandwidth of a 56k dialup so your 5 gigs should be safe.


This, and eve DOES work on 56k...allthough a lil slow YARRRR!!

z0de
The Bastards
The Bastards.
Posted - 2009.11.14 14:09:00 - [8]
 

Maybe you should do work at work?

Enrico Dread
Posted - 2009.11.14 14:33:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Zeba
Guess I'm trying to say that I don't think you could even download 5 gigs in a single billing period off a 56k line so you should be just fine. I think the data rate is super small at around 3~10kb/s so you could stay logged in as much as you want.


Thats assuming that his line speed is only 56k. Wireless broadband though Verizon ranges:
Fast downloads typical speeds of 600 to 1.4Mbps.
Fast uploads typical speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps.

But all in all you should have no problems playing eve if you don't download to many eve-online videos.Wink

Obllivian
Gallente
Erebus Innovations
Posted - 2009.11.14 14:34:00 - [10]
 

Somtimes i play on work, but i have bad connection there + the network is monitored ugh

Haakelen
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2009.11.14 15:07:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Haakelen on 14/11/2009 15:09:19
Eve uses very minor amounts of bandwidth, especially if you stay out of hubs. I can guarantee that you won't hit the 5G cap doing only Eve during business hours.

I've played Eve on a 8.7kbit analog cellular connection before. Login takes a little while, but it works just fine after that. The killer is the 5-6 second latency. But if you're just going to chill in a low-activity channel, it's more than adequate. Paying for it was unfortunate, but luckily it wasn't my bill Cool. Next time I have access to an Iridium satellite phone on someone else's tab I'll see if I can't try that. Should be fairly painful, though.

King Aires
Kwame's Executive Protection Detail
Posted - 2009.11.14 15:24:00 - [12]
 

I play from work all the time on a cheap acer laptop. I use Sprint Mobile Broadband. never have problems with latency and after a 8 hour shift I usually use about 80mb... thats right megabits worth of bandwidth. Eve can be played on the analog connection too just so you know, but the 3G speeds are best for doing anything other than ship-spinning.

H3llHound
Nex Exercitus
Raiden.
Posted - 2009.11.14 16:11:00 - [13]
 

Beeing able to run on a 56k line shows the good network code. Compared to Battlefield 2 with over a 100MB per hour YARRRR!!

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2009.11.14 20:16:00 - [14]
 

Here's a small log over the past days - Linkage

You'd be interested in the [Bytes] column which is "Out/In/Total" - so the Total should give you an idea on what type of bw you'd need for certain time.

/c

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2009.11.14 20:35:00 - [15]
 

Confirming that I would fire any of my employees playing MMO's at work.

bitters much
Nekkid Inc.
Posted - 2009.11.14 20:40:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: z0de
Maybe you should do work at work?


stop trolling this thread ffs

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2009.11.14 21:00:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: z0de
Maybe you should do work at work?


Not all jobs require activity all the time.

The Mag
Gallente
Aces and 8s
Posted - 2009.11.15 06:00:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: z0de
Maybe you should do work at work?

Jealousy doesnt become you.


For everyone else:

Thanks for all the information, looks like this is gonna work for me. I cant wait to be able to get online when the most of my corpies are on.

Fly safe or dangerously what ever your play style.Wink

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2009.11.15 07:22:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Chribba
Here's a small log over the past days - Linkage

You'd be interested in the [Bytes] column which is "Out/In/Total" - so the Total should give you an idea on what type of bw you'd need for certain time.

/c


What would we do without you, Chribba?

z0de
The Bastards
The Bastards.
Posted - 2009.11.15 11:13:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: The Mag
Originally by: z0de
Maybe you should do work at work?

Jealousy doesnt become you.

Especially when you're a student ;)

Marguerite Antiki
ANZAC ALLIANCE
IT Alliance
Posted - 2009.11.15 11:21:00 - [21]
 

Meh - I log in at work to check buy / sell orders. You dont really need a USB modem unless you have a really anal network in your office.

I just punch a hole using a VPN and keep on playing as the LAN has ports closed.

Works for me.

Flauschig Katzchen
Posted - 2009.11.15 14:27:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: z0de
Maybe you should do work at work?
Work blows.

Liua Ae
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.11.15 16:16:00 - [23]
 

If you have a decent wireless connection like my phone has in most city area's you can get between 100 and 250 kb/s. If i setup my phone as a modem i can get 1MB+ (connected to my pc)

Flavan
Cosmic Cimmerians
Posted - 2009.11.16 04:15:00 - [24]
 

Or you could get a job where your boss is a Caldari missile-boat jockey, and willinging spends half an hour on Monday morning discussing the weekend's roams in 0.0. And working an ISP, we have to "test" connection issues that our customers may be having with EvE, so have a client running in the background. Oh, the torture! Very Happy

(Posted from work Razz)

For the OP though: EvE runs fine on a low-bandwidth connection (I wouldn't try and use Voice or go blob-roaming with 150 other pilots though) so if you've got a 5Gb quota for the month, you should be fine.

The Mag
Gallente
Aces and 8s
Posted - 2009.11.16 06:44:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Flavan
Or you could get a job where your boss is a Caldari missile-boat jockey, and willinging spends half an hour on Monday morning discussing the weekend's roams in 0.0. And working an ISP, we have to "test" connection issues that our customers may be having with EvE, so have a client running in the background. Oh, the torture! Very Happy

Now I'm Jealous, Aussies are too cool.




Kanuo Ashkeron
Macabre Votum
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.11.16 10:33:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Kanuo Ashkeron on 16/11/2009 10:32:53
Originally by: Chribba
Here's a small log over the past days - Linkage

You'd be interested in the [Bytes] column which is "Out/In/Total" - so the Total should give you an idea on what type of bw you'd need for certain time.

/c


Using four samples it seems EVE transfers something around 0.5kB/s which equates to around 5kbit/s bandwidth. However, mining veldspar is probably not the most bandwidth intense activity in EVE Cool

Beckoner Venhatha
Posted - 2009.11.16 10:46:00 - [27]
 

I'm on a cellular connection: i get speeds between 56Kb/s and 1.5 Mb/s depending on weather, sunspots and whether or not i lean out of the window, laptop in hand.

Over a month, with about 3hrs browsing, 2 hours Eve per day on average, I rarely go over 2Gb for the month.

Semi related :Had no connection at all for the last three days, was going to complain then realized they'd upgraded the cell towers and now my signal is three times stronger (and faster)

Rordan D'Kherr
Amarr
Posted - 2009.11.16 13:12:00 - [28]
 

port blocking ftl.

Mrs Snowman
Posted - 2009.11.16 13:44:00 - [29]
 

should be enough to chat, but i dont personaly risk doin much more when at work.

Chi'kote
Posted - 2009.11.16 14:46:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Captian Conrad
Originally by: Zeba
Apparently eve can run just fine off the lulz bandwidth of a 56k dialup so your 5 gigs should be safe.


This, and eve DOES work on 56k...allthough a lil slow YARRRR!!


Wait, what?!? 56k still exists? I thought 56k was lost to us when the meteor killed the dinasours. I heard someone recently found a 65 million year old fossil of a 56k modem in Montana. Was very exciting. Now if you'll excuse me, my 400 mhz desktop is starting to smoke Shocked


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