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Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

Gross vs net.
What was "charged" against your allowance ?
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

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.     


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

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. 


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Re: Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

FWIW, Glasswire does have some issues with regard to its interpretation of "local" vs "external" traffic particularly with regard to IPV6 traffic on your local network being seen as "external" - there is even some IPV4 local network traffic that's included in "external". Another issue has to do with using VPN - VPN uses a virtual network adapter and data is counted twice - once for the virtual adapter and once for the physical adapter (typically the total physical traffic is attributed to the VPN client when using VPN). I think the discrepancy is a result of their initial emphasis on firewall/security functionality rather than usage counts. 

So in effect "external" is not the same as WAN traffic but they're working on it supposedly - like many I simply use it to determine when and where data is going and to/by whom.

When bypassing my router and connecting directly to the modem (the other guys), it's within a reasonable margin of error accounting for compression. 

P.S. IMHO, Glasswire would do better to simply expose the database structure they use and let others offer reporting features since everyone wants to analyze the data differently - it appears to be MySQL but is encrypted.    
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Re: Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

Hi 

Simplest answer I can give.. From what I know, we will always record your usage data, but due to compression and some stuff related to overhead (things we just don't charge as data, period) it won't always match what (like Gwalk said) is "charged" to your actual allowance. 

Question to those of you with Win10 - have you ever taken a peek at your Resource Monitor from task manager and watched your Network activity? 

Amanda
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Not a concern, but more of a curiosity. Difference between Status Meter and Glasswire....

Old Labs,

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.   


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