Curious if anyone uses or knows about mining over a satellite internet connection. Mostly concerned about latency issues, right now it averages about 650ms, and varies anywhere from 500-800. Pretty new to this so still trying to grok. Would be appreciative of anyone who might have some insight or suggestions. thanks
While definitely not ideal, it is certainly possible. You are correct in that latency will play a big role and you will probably get more rejects than someone with a sub 100 ms latency to the same pool, but I don't think this in itself should be enough to dissuade you from mining. You might lose a couple percent of accepted shares overall, but mining rates are high enough at the moment you should still be in good profit.
Once things get a bit tighter on profitability it may change, but again I do not think that alone is enough to not try. Of course try to find a pool as geographically close to you as possible so you do not add any more latency then necessary to your connection.
Right on, thats kinda what I figured. Much appreciated. Any ideas as to how much Data mining uses up, as in Mb per day, or?