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Accurately Monitor Data Usage

New Member

Accurately Monitor Data Usage

I am new and like my service so far. How can I find my actual data usage so far used? It keeps resetting back to the 15 GB. I use this for work and would like to stay on top of it. Thank you. BTW, I did download the meter, but don't see where the to date usage is.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

Evelyn,

For your first ten or twenty days, your data will reset daily instead of monthly, so you seeing your remaining data being back to full the next day is normal.  Hughesnet does it as a courtesy to allow you to update and upgrade what you need when first on the service without it eating into what would be your normal monthly data amount.

It sounds like you are using at least one of the ways to see your data, but there are three ways, and they are...

The Status Meter, which you can download here... http://my.hughesnet.com/

The second way is signing in at the same site where you would get the Status Meter and seeing your usage there.

The third is on the System Control Center, at... http://192.168.0.1/

Remember, the daily resets will stop after either ten or twenty days, so make sure you keep watching it to be sure.  That you noticed this shows you are keeping on top of your data usage, and that's good. 


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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

Hi Evelyn,

Here is a list of the tools available to track your usage:


Hughes offers three different usage meters:

#1: The modems internal SCC (System Control Center) display that can be found by entering 192.168.0.1 into your browser.

The portion devoted to data allowance looks like this:

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The above meter has the advantage of being always available, it shows allowance info from all THREE "data buckets", Anytime Bytes (8am to 2am local) , Bonus Bytes (2am to 8am local) and Token Bytes which are extra cost data blocks that can be "stored" for use if and when needed.

The only problem with the above meter is in its "resolution". You won't see it increment downward in amounts less than 100 MB's.

Its great for a quick check but lacks "detail" if you are trying to track a data loss issue.


#2: There is a utility that is availa ble for download and installation on your computer from your dashboard at http://supportcenter.myhughesnest.com called the Download Status Meter:

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It too displays remaining data in all THREE "data buckets", Anytime Bytes (8am to 2am local), Bonus Bytes (2am to 8am) and the optional extra cost Token Bytes.

It also has a handy little ribbon graph that quickly shows if you are ahead or behind the "usage curve".

This meter, once you are past 1 GB of usage also lacks "resolution" and at times is slow to "update" from the source but it still has its uses. It also has a "u sage history" display.


#3: The third and most accurate of the usage meters is the "at a glance" meter found after logging into your dashboard at http://supportcenter.myhughesnet.com:

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This one is the most accurate ... you can see usage right down to a single MB if needed.

It too shows data remaining in all three data buckets .. Anytime, Bonus and Token.


In addition to the "usage meters" there is also a History display in addition to the one within the Download Status Meter utility.

It can be found on your dashboard after clicking on the "usage" tab.

It is, as a history, subject to some delay ... usually one to three hours. The display has been recently updated: 


That pretty much sums up the official Hughesnet "tools".


Remember as Gabe stated, your allowance will refill daily for the first 10 (HN9000 modem) or 20 days (HT1000/1100 modems).

That grace period is too allow you to update all computers and devices without impacting your first month of service but as some have complained reduces the amount of time you have to evaluate the service within your 30 day cancelation period.






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New Member

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

Thank you so much for the information. During the grace period, isn't your data still being used? I have the ability to switch off my Hughesnet entirely and go to my awful Frontier DSL, so that is what I do when I don't use the Hughesnet. This way I know it's not being drained by background apps that alot of people experience. From what I have used for work so far, I will need one of the larger packages. Thanks for the assistance.
New Member

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

Thank you very much for the info.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

Yes, data is still being used. Its just that the "tank" is refilled everyday.


Moderator

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

Hi Evelyn,

Looks like our members have already given you some great advice. Do let us know if you need anything or have any other questions.

Thanks
Amanda
New Member

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

I'm new also, and none of the methods suggested will show you actual usage until the "grace period" is over. However, depending on your computer operating system, there is another way to get your "estimated usage". I have Windows 8.1 and if I click on the wireless signal symbol at the right hand end of the task bar (the bar chart) I get a list of the available networks, including the one for my router to which I am connected. If the estimated usage is not shown (it may or may not) right click on that network and a box appears that says "hide estimated data usage" and "forget this network". Click on the first one, then click on the bar symbol on the task bar again right click on your network again and click on "show estimated usage" and you will see your estimated usage since the last reset. Click on reset and it will go to zero. You can then use this method to check your "estimated" usage from that point forward when ever you wish, or you can reset it every day and therefore see your daily usage each day.. I don't know about other operating systems, but I suspect that Windows 10 has something very similar. 

In any case, don't click on "forget this network" unless you have your network password handy because you will be disconnected from your network and have to log back in before you can do anything else.

Edit: Note: This will only show your total estimated usage not what bucket it would be charger against. You will have to estimate that depending on when you use you connection.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

jackm594,

"I'm new also, and none of the methods suggested will show you actual usage until the "grace period" is over."


I have to disagree jack. What would you call this ?




30 day "view"

Hovering over each day point will give total, upload and download values.

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Accurately Monitor Data Usage

jackm594,

For tracking/calculating usage on a computer, you can use Glasswire.  It will only track the usage on the device it's installed on, but it's free, and it works.  A lot of people on these boards use it, including myself.  There is a paid version, but the free version works just fine.  


https://www.glasswire.com/


P.S.  Don't let the "Firewall Software" description scare you.  You can shut the firewall part of it off so you can use your own. 


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