Bandwidth Concerns

Last night I burned through 24,520,560,848 kbps

From midnight while I was sleeping and it keeping going until about 5pm this arvo until my service provider shaped my internet.

Some other things worth mentioning is, I was at work all day, no one else had any devices connected to our router apart from my partner who only used facebook.

My computer had no torrents running nor any major updates that im aware of, but I may of had my unreal editor open over night. So im just curious to know has anyone else had similar issues with bandwidth consumption with UE4. Does it update automatically? I’ve also had version 4.4.0 installed prior to this strange phenomenon, I might add. Does the editor use a lot of bandwidth in general even when idling?

We have only been with the service provider for a couple of weeks and im trying to narrow down what the hell is going on. Here is a log of our bandwidth trends over the past few days
TIMESTAMP _________ TOTAL _________ ANYTIME _________ FREEZONE
2014-08-25T00:00:00 610,685,822 545,200,401 65,485,421
3,098,095,313_________ 2,950,915,281 147,180,032
2014-08-27T00:00:00 510,463,389 455,693,484 54,769,905
2014-08-28T00:00:00 2,138,645,740 1,840,877,792
2014-08-29T00:00:00 1,386,913,522 1,385,986,738
2014-08-30T00:00:00 669,216,809 666,039,068 _________3,177,741
2014-08-31T00:00:00 1,051,266,773 929,738,792 _________121,527,981
2014-09-01T00:00:00 440,982,993 431,282,667 _________9,700,326
2014-09-02T00:00:00 _________6,813,337,787 6,785,633,521 27,704,266
2014-09-03T00:00:00 24,520,560,848 24,424,856,598 _________95,704,250*

Could someone have been hijacking your router? (Or your PC?)

Plus, who is your provider? I’ve got Virgin Media in the UK, and burned through close to a terabyte in just over one month. I didn’t get a single complaint from them!

Only the Launcher updates itself automatically and that is about 50-70MB once or twice a month. Other than that it doesnt download anything by itself.

Hi Doomunit,

When you have noticed this was the launcher also opened in the background or just the editor? Also, what is the unit of measure for the information you’ve listed (Kilobytes, Megabytes)?

The editor does use some bandwidth in the background so this is normal. It’s just a matter of determining now, what level is this is affecting your bandwidth.

Let me know and I’ll see if we can look into this a bit further to get you a more definitive answers.

Thank you!


I had suspicions that some one could be hijacking the router as well. 24gb over 17 hours is 1.4gb per hour. We are on adsl because of were we live, I’m not even sure if we are capable of downloading this much at those speeds.

We are with iinet in Australia and the unit of measure in the previous post was in kilobytes. I did have the launcher running in the background

Hey just an update, my computer got infected by hijack regedit. I think I’ve killed it… UE4 was not the problem. Thanks

Great! Glad to see you’ve got it worked out! :slight_smile: