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As the title of question suggests, I'm looking to host a LAN party that isn't near internet infrastructure (In a converted barn, in the middle of a field). It is however within range of the 4G LTE network and I do happen to own a Huawei B890 Smart Hub.
Ideally I'd like to have normal internet connection for all the participants. Is heavy usage on this device/network feasible? Or should I be looking at some throttling solutions?
What can I do to solve my problem? Alternative solutions encouraged as well. I'm open to ideas. Love throwing LAN parties and it would open a whole new avenue of opportunity if I knew I could get connected in a remote place.
Here are some issues I see:
12Mpbs should be enough for us to log onto Steam etc. We might run a stream or two I think?
Most of our traffic would be local, if you strip down the necessity of the internet at our event, it would be for people to log into game services and/or play MMO's (patching games). Any games that support LAN functionality (a dying breed) we will be using as well
Gaming over a cellular connection is going to introduce some serious lag if the games have to connect to a remote server to play. That may not be ideal for any real-time games. If you had that many users trying to patch games you'd be stuck for quite some time waiting for everything to finish especially if the games have larger patches like Paths of Exile does. Some games also use more bandwidth than others when online. You may find with that many users you
If you have games that will run on a LAN, heavily push those before the rest. (Maybe break out the old retro LAN party games?)
If you have any Windows 10 users or users with older Windows versions with automatic updates enabled, watch that Windows Update doesn't try run also. That'll eat your bandwidth and data even more.
As @NFtoBC mentioned, does your mobile internet plan have enough data to handle this? You may end up burning through quite a bit of data with that many computers involved.
Would it be possible to soup up our hosts internet connection for a day?
You could offer your host a month of the highest speed available to him!