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So much data used

Freshman

So much data used

I have had Huges Net Gen 5  for a few months now and for the life of me can't figure out where all the data goes, I used for 2 netflix nights watching movies for 2 hours each night used close to 14 gigs of  data, now my plan is 50 gigs however I have netflix set to auto to use the least amount of data, and I do gaming/downloads in the off peak hours and don't know where it's all going my pc is set to not auto update so I would really appreciate any help I can get on this topic.

 

Thank you.

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Honorary Alumnus

Re: So much data used

The short version is, if you are to accurately identify where all your data is being spent you must install a router that will track data by device.

On a single Windows based computer you should install the free version of Glasswire.

I suggest you read the the following topic:

 

https://community.hughesnet.com/t5/Tech-Support/Understanding-data-usage-data-loss-and-connection-pa...

Freshman

Re: So much data used

Can I just unlpug the  roter for a few hours insted of disabling the Radio and earthnet plugs? 

Freshman

Re: So much data used

May I ask is it normal to see a little bit of data go? I let my pc and everything plugged in for an hour and saw a loss of 5 mb this is normal? If so then i'll just watch better the video and such settings.

Honorary Alumnus

Re: So much data used

It's all about monitoring  all connection paths.

If you have the Hughes HT2000W WiFi modem disconnecting  the Ethernet cable  still leaves the 2.4  and 5.0  Ghz guest accounts active as well as the regular 2.4 and 5.0  Ghz channels active.

Disconnecting the cable  will prevent wired devices from using data during the period of disconnection. 

It does nothing in identifying  what devices are active and what background  processes  are using data.

 

Freshman

Re: So much data used

After reading your post to me I see why data is being used, in the backround I never really looked to see what progams are running in the backround since I came from cable internet, however I have a gup progam running, razer synapse and one other progam, I fixed the settings on huges net for playback and hope it will help thank you for the help. 

Associate Professor
Freshman

Re: So much data used

I have one other question though, on netflix it's set on auto playback for the quality should it be on low?

Associate Professor

Re: So much data used

To conserve as much data, it should be set to low/Standard Definition on Netflix, and your Video Data Saver option on your account should be enabled... Sometimes Netflix will start playing 720P if it senses there's enough speed to do so, which will consume much more data.

Freshman

Re: So much data used

That would do it, I had it on auto thinking it was lower then low. But it's my bad it should use much less data now, because I noticed in the off  peek hurs when I was gaming and using youtube it used only 2 gb's for 6 hours, so yeah that would explaine netflix was using all of my data I set it to low now and will check again tonight how it does. I thank you very much.