Glasswire shows nearly three times what the Hughesnet Status Meter does. Is the considerable difference due to compression?
Interesting. The above difference was from the past three days. When I did the Anniversary updates on all three computers I noticed the two were vastly different for that thirty day period. Many GBs.
Now this is interesting. If I go by the usage history on my status meter, it's 438MB on 9/6, 415 on 9/5 and 806 on 9/4. I'm assuming that the actual line for those dates represents the total for the 24 hours of that date. If this is the case, then the "front" of the Status Meter doesn't correspond with what the usage history says, and today isn't even on the usage history yet. That's 1659MB for those three days (9/4, 9/5 and 9/6 in the usage history). Hmmm. So, again, the usage history doesn't match what the "front" of the status meter says I have used, which is now adding up to 688MB between the Anytime and Bonus. Ugh.
I'm certainly glad that I don't really need to figure out just what is going on as I never use more than what I have. LOL.
My local is only 16.4MB, so a drop in the bucket, but the more I look at the differences between the usage history on the HSM and the front part of the meter, the more confused I get. It doesn't match AT ALL. You'd figure Hughesnet would match Hughesnet. LOL.
Does that legacy usage history site still work? Do you know what the address is?
When I add up 9/4, 9/5 and 9/6 in the usage history, it's way over what the front of the Status Meter says I've used, combined. Right now it's 688MB for the front of the meter, and 1659MB in the usage history, and that's not even including today's data yet. I'm perplexed.
Why, oh why, did I open this can of worms?
No doubt. You can trust your router. I, on the other hand, don't have that available. I was curious about the Glasswire vs Hughesnet, but now that I've looked further, I'm much more interested in the Hughesnet vs Hughesnet difference. Again, though, I'm glad I'm not trying to figure this out due to there being some type of data usage problem or something. It's actually more comical than anything. In the end, I go by what the front of the status meter says before anything else, and if it says 688MB combined since 12AM on the 4th, then that's what I'll trust. That, at least, always matches what the SCC and the sign in page show. Looking at the breakdown is something I should avoid and try not to reconcile. It might give me a headache trying to figure out why it's different.
Interestingly enough, though, the usage history matches Glasswire, for the most part. But again, I'll go by the "front" of the meter. It's what I always have, and ultimately what Hughesnet goes by, too.
Maybe. I'm not really sure. But, like I mentioned in a post up the page, I'll ultimately worry most about what the usage says on the "front" of the meter, which matches the SCC and the sign on page. That's what Hughesnet goes by when determining your usage, so the breakdown shouldn't matter.
But, with that said, even if Glasswire doesn't match what Hughesnet says is my total usage thus far for the month, it's still a great tool to use if I ever have some unexplained rise in data usage.
Maybe the total usage, as in the front of the meter, the SCC and the sign on page is the actual data usage, and the Hughesnet usage history and Glasswire are the uncompressed data throughput, or what it would be if not compressed? Hmmm.
With regard to this particular instance, my setup is pretty simple. A desktop and the modem. No router.
In the end, though, all I really care about is what my overall usage is, according to Hughesnet, so I just use one of the three ways of looking at it for that. I normally don't bother looking at the usage history breakdown, nor Glasswire itself. I keep Glasswire for the sole reason of being able to see what is going on if, in the future, I have an instance of high data usage. At least I will be able to get some idea of what it is doing it.
I just found it interesting that the Hughesnet data usage, the Hughesnet usage history breakdown and Glasswire are all so different from each other. Again, though, all that matters is what the "front" of the Status Meter says, and by that, I'm in great shape.