I would wait on enabling the Dlink account. I only have the quick setup guide for that router but I THINK that what it is referring too is setting up a Remote Access account and I would avoid that.
Lets wait on that one until Monday when Amanda (Hughes employee) pops in or Alan from El Dorado Networks stops by.
Also .... for Gen4 HT1100 modem ... your Bonus Bytes period is 2am to 8am local
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Your THREE data buckets are as follows:
Has anyone ever tried to use their phone this way? And did it work?Yes, if you have a decent cell phone signal, it works. However, Byte Per Byte, cell phone data tends to be more expensive that HughesNet data.
Speaking of data usage ....
I wish I had a dime for every time I have read a user stating that a given piece of software was set up to only allow updates or access at a certain time.
You just can't trust software to do as its told.
Case in point this morning .. My Garmin GPS updating software.
It have been set not to start automatically but only if the GPS is plugged into my laptop.
It has be set to limit it update time to between 2am and 8am .... Bonus Byte time.
The laptop was "hard off" until just after 9am.
I pull up GlassWire and what do I see ? Garmin updater had ran in the background, despite settings to the contrary and used 47.3 MB.
Its not so much the data used as it is that according to all the settings it shouldn't have happened at all.
That mydlink account is nothing more than a cloud based application for remote access for things like security cameras and the router itself. It's a waste of time. I have the exact same router (DIR-619L). Setting up the mydlink account is wholly unnecessary and can actually use and waste data for something that most of us don't use, and for something (remote access and the cameras) that sometimes doesn't even work well with satellite based internet due to not having a static IP (or so I've read).