I am in token use mode. I started today with 3.5GB token data available. As of now I am at 2.5GB remaining. My Networx usage shows 250MB used today. Something went poof somewhere. I didn't take snapshots before and after as I just realized this. I think most here know I am someone who is aware of how to manage and monitor usage.
"Smart" devices using bandwidth. Hopefully HN engineers are smart enough to figure-out how to build an identification mechanism (if only what LAN IP was responsible-for-which Downloads) into their modems, or Hughes will have to hire boatloads of CS and Account Services reps to handle all the customer complaints about "where did my bandwidth go?"
Recently I have been using the Internet to go house-hunting, and have been amazed at all the bandwidth this has used what with Google-Earth (including Streetview) and Virtual Tours.
But the real problem for Hughes is our iPhones and our SmartTVs and media players, not computers...
I just wanted to chime in and see if you had Networx installed on just your PC or if it is installed in your router? Like Glasswire, I am quite sure Networx only detects usage from the device it is installed on, and the only way to read the rest of your network is with the software installed onto the router itself. These programs can be tricky and trying to control/read/understand your entire network from one device may not be the best way to go. Let me know!
That is good news Amanda! I have yet to determine for sure what caused the sudden drain in my case. Really don't think it was the TV after further research but the individual identification feature would be a HUGE step forward.
Thanks Amanda, I have Networx installed but sadly, as you say, no way to monitor external devices. It did not show the high usage. If the feature you mention above is implemented ti would be very helpful indeed. I don't really want to buy s $200 router to do it. 🙂
Do you by chance have a Dish Network Hopper receiver? We just had one installed yesterday, connected it to Wi-Fi, and I noted that the Hopper has a mind of its own, with a constant (but very small) traffic of inbound packets. Still researching, but this is yet another culprit.
Thanks, but no. I think if it was on my end it was the TV but no record of it. Hopefully turning on the UPnP as Amanda suggested below will work. Will probably be a couple days before I can see the data and know for sure.