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high network data use

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:46
by GayJesus
I disable fancy stuff and reduced view to 20 but minetest uses nearly 1 MB of data a minute. Is this normal and what can I do to use less data on multiplayer?

Re: high network data use

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 19:30
by Krock
1024 KB / 60s * 8(KB/kb) = ~136 kbps. This is clearly more data than a 56 kbps modem could process.

No client settings will reduce the network traffic. Change the server settings to update less mapblocks (disable mods), or move less entities (player limit, disable mobs mods).

Re: high network data use

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 19:58
by GayJesus
Krock wrote:1024 KB / 60s * 8(KB/kb) = ~136 kbps. This is clearly more data than a 56 kbps modem could process.

No client settings will reduce the network traffic. Change the server settings to update less mapblocks (disable mods), or move less entities (player limit, disable mobs mods).

That's unfortunate because outside major cities in the USA most of us have rip off data limits and throttling. My phone said 3G but it was actually more like bouncing between 2-15kbps.
I wouldn't doubt many users here have tried and loved Minetest only to find it unplayable a day or 2 later. :(

Re: high network data use

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 20:20
by MHL
You can use two phone lines and a program to "combine" them to get 112kbps
or three to get about 168kbps

Re: high network data use

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 16:20
by AccidentallyRhine
migdyn wrote:You can use two phone lines and a program to "combine" them to get 112kbps
or three to get about 168kbps
I'd always been interested in network bonding but never had the opportunity (or need) to see it in action. Wouldn't the disjointed connections cause problems?

Re: high network data use

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 20:00
by MHL
I don't know, I have never tried it myself.