Correct. Now sending that picture as an email, uploading to to FACEBOOK or someplace will use data. However manipulating that photo on your computer or transfering it to another computer or device "on this side" of the modem will not.
Well, I used my first two tokens (at the same time) yesterday evening to run speed tests. I was a little surprised when I started recording low speeds (<150kbps). I surmised that because I started watching NETFLIX, I know.......not smart) I quickly used up the tokens.
Tonight, I used another token to run the tests and used it up again. This time no NETFLIX, no videos, nothing but running speed tests and scanning REALTOR.com and msn.com!? I know I'm still green but...........??
Ok......................by my own unofficial and uninformed test. I believe the router(NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Router Model WNDR3400v2) is slowing my downloads by 75-80%. Is there a router(s) that are or should be used to allow me to achieve the same speeds when I'm hardwired to the modem?
Otherwise I would recommend getting a gigabit router. You can get some decent speeds if you get a good wifi card in your laptop too. It may not be the router. Also, how did you come to that conclusion, what test did you run? Just curious.