To save typing I'm going to repost my reply to your other comment:
It not unusual for the receive and transmit light to blink. The modem when powered up is in constant communication with the Hughes Gateway.
That "overhead" data is not charged against your allowance.
It is possible that data is being used by one or more devices on your network without your knowledge.
Routers themselves can use data depending on their internal settings. Data can be used by nearby devices if guest accounts are not disabled. Wireless devices can connect to your network if all wireless frequencies have not had proper wireless encryption enabled.
There has been a report by one user that a computer that had its normal internet connection disabled was able to reconnect to the network by using a wireless printer as an access point.
Finally we have the question of "are the devices really OFF or are they in sleep or hibernate mode"
Besides starting a new thread of your own so that support can be focused on your issue I would suggest that you run a modem isolation test to rule out any possible issues with the modem itself.
Here is the procedure:
Once you have started your own topic and have posted the results of the above test we can determine the next step to be taken.
Related to your comment about Token Data, yes unused Token Data does "roll over".
As an example, I have 29.5 GB of Token Data "banked":
What modem do you have?
"3 people from hughnet that the top three lights means that data is being used but since I didn't have a wireless router hooked up they couldn't explain why this is going on"
Three tier one people couldn't explain what is going on.
The Modem itself is in constant communication with the earthside Gateway facility. Whenever there is activity between your Modem and the Gateway the transmit and receive LED's on the modem will flash.
That activity can consist of "overhead" communication or it can also include activity from any or all connected devices.
"overhead" activity in NOT CHARGED AGAINST YOUR ALLOWANCE but your connected device activity will be deducted.
" I said before I don't know how to do screen shots from my computer."
Every Windows based computer starting with Win Vista and including Win8. 8.1 and Win10 has a built-in screen grab tool called "Snipping Tool".
Here is a link that will show you how to find and use Snipping Tool on your computer:
Again, just because you have LED activity does not mean that the activity is being charged against your data allowance.
OK Keith, try this:
Two weeks later you are at the same exact place you were in the beginning .....
Please try and understand the following:
The phone support people you talked to were tier 1 support people, They are primarily script driven. They are not in a position to discuss "overhead" or "command & Control"
Chris, the forum Mod who responded to you here in the Community is a the corporate level and works in the Germantown MD corporate headquarters.
You were asked by Chris to run a modem isolation test and post the results.
You have yet to do so.
You claimed to not know how to post a screenshot which is part of the process. I have posted links on how to do so ... twice.
#1: Learn how to take a screenshot
#2: Run the Modem Isolation Test
#3: Post the results
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