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Status Monitor is a joke!

Honorary Alumnus

Re: Status Monitor is a joke!

Hi Welcome to the Community !

One of the biggest issues we have here is trying to get novice users understand the potential for leaks over the wireless portions of their network.


Junior

Re: Status Monitor is a joke!

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Like my grandchildren playing on their phones and tablets. Lol
Freshman

Re: Status Monitor is a joke!

I actually had a cell phone that didn't have the network password piggyback its signal off my data (either that or the kid lied and got my password somewhere - it was pretty common knowledge at the old house pre-satellite days). Anyhow, to be safe, I added MAC address filtering on top of my password. Usually overkill, but it "repaired" my data leak.
New Member

Re: Status Monitor is a joke!

Hello, I have had Hughes net for about two years and never realized this forum was here until today. How do I find data leaks? I have the larges data plan they offer and I do not make it through the month without running out of data. We do not stream video or online game, so I am not sure how we are using the data so fast. Any suggestions would be appreciated! thanks
Moderator
Moderator

Re: Status Monitor is a joke!

Good morning bntlynikki,

Welcome to the community and thank you for your post, we're glad you found us! We want to address your data usage concerns. Please read the information here, it has some useful information about data usage, as well as further instructions if we're needed to investigate: https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/wheres-my-bytes-how-to-test-for-data-leaks

Thanks,
Liz

Thanks,
Liz

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Junior

Re: Status Monitor is a joke!

Many users leave their routers at default login settings while setting password security for users. Kids today are especially knowledgeable and can gain access to your network through this often overlooked, un-secured back door approach.