[bf1942] Bandwidth advice

Andreas Andersson andreas.andersson at dice.se
Tue May 10 03:26:00 EDT 2005

The figures for BF2 is roughly:
12kB/s upstream per player
3kB/s downstream per player

For 64 players that means 768 upstream and 192 downstream.

These are theoretical estimates, but it will give you some clue on what
the server will require.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Wolberg [mailto:jon at defenderhosting.com] 
Sent: den 9 maj 2005 20:07
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Bandwidth advice

I would agree.  The most you'll be able to squeeze on a T1 would be mid
before you start to max out the circuit.

I'd really like to get some predicted bandwidth stats for BF2 while we
talking about this.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Gurney" <james at globalmegacorp.org>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Bandwidth advice

> Hard to say, really. I've tried tweaking the MaxAllowedConnectionType 
> setting, and have found it doesn't really make a lot of difference.. I

> guess the mod in use might make a difference as well..
> Bottom line is, I think an absolute bare minimum of a T1 is necessary
> 16 players or more..
> James
> On 5/9/2005 9:56 AM, Chris Adams wrote:
>> Of course the figures will vary totally differently depending upon
>> bandwidth settings on the server?
>> ---------------------------------------
>> Chris Adams
>> GameSwitch Ltd.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: James Gurney [mailto:james at globalmegacorp.org] Sent: 09 May
>> 17:48
>> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>> Subject: Re: [bf1942] Bandwidth advice
>> On 5/9/2005 9:28 AM, Aubrey King wrote:
>>>modem to cut costs (by 2/3 per month).  I'd like to run a server
>> again,
>>>but I'm worried that my upstream might be too slow to handle it.  My 
>>>downstream is faster than the T1, but up is a bit slower.  Any
>> Upstream is more important than downstream for the BF server. 30
>> on our server pushes about 4Mbs up, while using less than 1Mbps down.
>> your upstream is slower than a T1 (1.54Mbps), I can't imagine it
>> good for more than 10-15 players.
>> James

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