Originally Posted by Captain Pooka
how do I find out what my band with is? and what yall are saying is that you can only download your bandwith per month
say my family has 4gb of bandwidth... we have 4 computers and my brother downloads stuff off of limewire.. does that count? and once we download more than 4gb what happens?
p.s. I am a noob
Well, it all depends on your ISP...ill give you a couple of examples....
Mine, for example (Aussie broadband is crap)...i can download 25gb a month, anything after that will be capped to dial-up speeds...I also have 3 computers on my network, and each computer contributes to the download quota
Another example...That the ISP will give you, say 15gb inclusive downloads a month, and anything exceeding that, will cost more money, for example $50/gb (thats AUD lol)
Most ISP's only count download quota, not uploads, although the leading ISP, and probably the worst :P, counts both, so check with your ISP to be sure. Most people in the US and most other countries get unlimited internet for quite cheap, which means they can download as many gigbytes of data as they wish, with no consequences...Hope this sums it up for you, any other questions, please ask