Solved

Sirius Satellite radio - using up a lot of bandwidth/Internet

Posted on 2008-06-22
2
1,281 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I was looking at the usage logs for the Internet at a client today.  Nothing too specific, just a general 'Usage by IP' report.  I have one client who uses multiples on multiples of Internet compared to others.  Using numbers from this report, in the last month, his computer has downloaded 60 GB of data, compared to an office average of anywhere from 1 - 4 GB.  All of his usage is Port 80.  He uses the Sirius Satellite Radio player.

I have other people at this office who also listen to on-line radio, but their usage is nowhere near this user's.

Is there something special about Sirius radio?

A couple of other notes:
- I have double checked his PC, and there is nothing else going on (no spam viruses, etc.)
- we have a super Internet connection (10 MB up and down)

Any helpful insight would be appreciated.

Thanks,

TN
0
Comment
Question by:tnorman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
rynox earned 250 total points
ID: 21843446
Depending on the channel and time of day, Sirius can have quality of up to 192kbps I beleive, above a lot of average on-line radio.  Also if this user listens all day, everyday, I can certainly see why thier usage will be higher.  

That being said, say the user listens 8 hours a day, for an average of 22 working days a month and the average quality is 128kbps (kilobits per second), we can do a bit of calculation:

128kbps = 16 Kb/s (kilobytes per second)
16 Kb/s x 60 seconds = 960 Kb per minute
x 60 minutes = 57600 Kb per hour
x 8 hours = 460800 Kb per day
x 22 days = 10137600 Kb per month
= 9900 Mb per month
= 9.66 Gb per month

Even at this high calculation, that would only account for 1/6 of thier usage.

Keep in ming that a lot of peer-peer file sharing can be forced to go over port 80 as well.  As well as a lot of other downloads off of the internet will come over port 80 as well.
0
 

Author Comment

by:tnorman
ID: 21852076
Thanks for that...

TN
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
ISP Change with issue on some PC's 21 63
No surround sound in games Windows 10 64bit. 12 249
Sheet music - indicating power chords in staff 10 139
Listening device 21 118
    Over the past few years, small business and home owners have become so dependent on internet that a need for redundancy has arisen.    What happens when your small business or home / home office loses its internet connection?  The results c…
Are you looking to clear some space on your phone for the latest iOS 8 update? Did you switch to Spotify so you no longer need to keep music native on your phone? Run out of space for taking photos while in the middle of vacation? Sometimes the quic…
Viewers will get an overview of how to make and use Drum Racks in Ableton Live. Load new Drum Rack into empty MIDI track: Fill rack with audio samples: Re-arrange sample slots as necessary: Adjust parameters of each slot to tailor each sound a…
Viewers will learn how to create and use Simpler instruments in Ableton Live. Load new Simpler into an empty MIDI track: Select a sample and drop it into sample window in Simpler: If sample is not pitched at C3, adjust tuning with Transpose para…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question