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I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

james_deitiker
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I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

You can download the Hughesnet Status Meter here.  It will give you the info you are looking for.


http://supportcenter.myhughesnet.com 



***should be the only place anyone downloads the status meter from, as this is the place we ensure is frequently updated to the latest downloadable version - Amanda

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Amanda
Moderator

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

Hi James

GabeU gave you the right answer! Let us know if you need anything else.

Thanks
Amanda
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

Also, depending on your modem (and plan), your allowance will reset daily for the first ten or twenty days.  This is done to enable you to update your computer(s) and other devices without it impacting your monthly allowance.  After the ten or twenty days it will not reset until the end of your monthly cycle, then once a month thereafter, so don't get used to having all of the available data you do on the first ten or twenty days.  Just remain cognizant of your usage.   

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

Ah, getting the meter from the Dashboard.  I will remember that in the future.  Thanks for fixing it for me. 

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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

Also a meter here: http://192.168.0.1/

It is the modem SCC and a lot of info there, will tell you the status of your system along with the data meter.

The meter at http://my.hughesnet.com/ after signing in is actually the most accurate of the three available. The tray Status Meter and the one at the SCC round off where the other one reads to the MB available.
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

I am a "picture is worth a thousand words" type of guy:


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".


There is another program we use frequently around to track usage on a single computer called GlassWire: (there is a free and paid version ... free is fine)

https://www.glasswire.com/help/


It will provide usage details for all programs and background processes on the single computer upon which it is installed:





There are of course other things you can do:

Install Adblock Plus to stop data being wasted by unwanted ads

NoScript to block scripts from running

Reduce playback resolution on videos where ever possible.


Hopefully the above will give you a head start.


GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: I'm new. How does one check data usage month-to-date to contractual allowance?

Seven thousand words.  Dats a lotta werds!!! 

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