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If you are asking "How much bandwidth does SL need?", the answer is "not very much".  When you install a SL viewer, the default setting for Maximum Bandwidth in Preferences is 1000 kB/sec.  If you watch the Statistics Bar in your viewer, you will see that it is normally using much less bandwidth than that -- only approaching or exceeding 1000 kB/sec when you are in a busy region or are doing something stressful like teleporting or rezzing new objects.

Bandwidth is not usually a limiting factor, however.  The reliability of your connection is often much more important.  Because SL steams data continuously between your viewer and its servers, it relies on having a steady, dependable Internet connection.  If you lose data or have irregular spike of slow travel time ("ping time"), you are likely to have frequent problems with lag and unexpected crashing.  See http://blog.nalates.net/2011/10/26/troubleshoot-your-sl-connection/ for a description of common problems.

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If you are asking "How much bandwidth does SL need?", the answer is "not very much".  When you install a SL viewer, the default setting for Maximum Bandwidth in Preferences is 1000 kB/sec.  If you watch the Statistics Bar in your viewer, you will see that it is normally using much less bandwidth than that -- only approaching or exceeding 1000 kB/sec when you are in a busy region or are doing something stressful like teleporting or rezzing new objects.

Bandwidth is not usually a limiting factor, however.  The reliability of your connection is often much more important.  Because SL steams data continuously between your viewer and its servers, it relies on having a steady, dependable Internet connection.  If you lose data or have irregular spike of slow travel time ("ping time"), you are likely to have frequent problems with lag and unexpected crashing.  See http://blog.nalates.net/2011/10/26/troubleshoot-your-sl-connection/ for a description of common problems.

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