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2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

CharlesMcCool
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

Also keep in mind that Apple has updated SW for IOS devices which will be done without you actually starting it. 2.5-3 GB could be an IOS update for 1 single device like an Iphone
Gary4
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

We don't have an iphone and no ipads were connected to the mac at the time. Would it download to the mac so it's available for an ipad later when it is connected to syn and update?
CharlesMcCool
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

Does you wireless router track data usage? some newer ones do and also track data usage per device
Gary4
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

As far as I can tell, my mac has always prompted me when updates are available and asks when I want to download them.
CharlesMcCool
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

possible thats it but not likely if you are normaly prompted. how about kids?
Gary4
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

I'm thinking of getting a new one that does. Mine is at least 5 years old.
Gary4
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

Nope, all accounted for. All were doing offline stuff. none of them have their own devices anyway, so nothing happening under the radar.
CharlesMcCool
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Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

Mine does but its expensive, Im using an Asus RT-AC68R and Im running Merlin DD-WRT firmware that allows tracking of all data to the internet per device and keeps logs of current, daily, weekly, and monthly usage for each device and the latest firmware has a built-in bandwidth monitor for seeing real time throughput speed
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

Gary,

" I really need to see the minute-by-minute usage records to be able to rule that out.":

There is no minute by minute but there is the traditional Hourly History Report.

Go here, select your modem type, enter your SAN .. remember to capitalize the letters DSS, and select a date:

http://customercare.myhughesnet.com/select_modem.html


The only issues with this display are :

It is written from the perspective of Eastern Time Zone so if you are in another corrections must be made.

It is a HISTORY REPORT  and as such is not "real time" but has a usual 1 to 3 hour delay.

These are "gross" usage numbers and not all indicated usage is actually charged against your allowance.

That report looks like this:




Additionally, others have suggested seeing the Download Status Meter utility not showing usage drain .. and then suddenly "catch up" with a big drop all at once.

Of the three methods to track you usage (SCC, Download Status Meter, "At A Glance" Meter), the At A Glance Meter is the most accurate and dependable.

It can be found here, after logging in:

http://my.hughesnet.com/

Usage can be tracked at the MB level:



Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: 2.5 gig vanished in one hour!

Gary,

Just to show how "slippery" things can be I have noticed in the last two evenings that my ratio of upload to download is out of wack.

Now it just HAS to be an "authorized" device accessing my wireless network.

It can only be one of two possible devices, an HP wireless printer that is set not to access the web or my Nook HD+ that, as much as is possible with those types of devices is set not to "auto-date" or "sync".

Yet something on my network uploaded 2.2MB between midnight and 1am eastern.

All other devices were "hard off".

I know that is a far cry from 2.5GB, but the principal is the same ... unidentified and unexpected network activity.