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Things that use data in the night !

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Re: Things that use data in the night !

Thank you--especially for the cautionary note. It says "you have not yet activated your d-link account," so I will try to do that and set the password, keeping the caution in mind. One thing I've wondered is whether data I use during the 3am-9am "bonus" window will be taken first off my anytime quota. 
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Things that use data in the night !

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:

Advanced Tutor

Re: Things that use data in the night !

We've installed dozens of those D-Link 619L routers for our customers. They work very well - No complaints. Far better than every other router we've used.

Each 619L comes from the factory with it's own unique wireless password, which you can find on the label underneath. The installer may have changed it, but normally should ask you to supply your own password before doing this.

Your MyDlink account password is something completely different from your wireless password. A MyDlink account is supposed to give you remote access to your router settings, and to any attached My-Dlink cameras. However, I have not yet been able to connect remotely through the MyDlink account I set up to the 619L router in our office so this function may not work with Dlink routers connected through a HughesNet connection.

I hope to do more testing to see if I can connect to D-Link cameras remotely once I get one in the office. 
El Dorado Networks |Diamond Springs, CA | eldoradonetworks.com
Advanced Tutor

Re: Things that use data in the night !

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.

Also, many cell phone service providers will automatically start charging big bucks for data overages without notifying you. At least with the HughesNet system, it simply slows down when you use all your data, and then allows you to buy more data or wait for your refill, but that's at your option.
El Dorado Networks |Diamond Springs, CA | eldoradonetworks.com
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Things that use data in the night !

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.


Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Things that use data in the night !

Nice post and GREAT info.  Anything that helps to stop that often constant trickling of data is most definitely a good find. 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Things that use data in the night !

dwalker262,

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).   


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Re: Things that use data in the night !

Great post Gwalk! Really shows these little things we commonly overlook now a days. Similar to the "host process" data guzzling that Windows does, combined with the constant Android/Apple app and game updates then add in normal customer usage...well.. Let's just say someone should really work on inventing an easy to use software program that lets you manage data traffic in your home network. 

I'd like to see a program or "thermostat" type device that connects to your router and allows you to see every device on your network. The parent program or device would connect over-the-air to child apps/software on each network device. Each device's installed app, software, program, etc would be restrictable remotely and locally with parental controls and network-wide options. 

Think of using a program called DataNanny (or something) that you can open on your personal computer and view your son Timmy's iPad - what he uses, hourly data usage, charts, graphs and then be able to remotely lock Timmy from using x-amount of data on his YouTube App, what he does that uses the most data, completely restrict whole apps/websites or even set cutoff times for the Wi-Fi connection. 

This is currently somewhat achievable locally on the device, meaning you'd have to pry that iPad out of Timmy's sticky little fingers to make these changes. What I like about my "DataNanny" concept is you'd be able to do it for Timmy, his sister and any connected device in the house at anytime, anywhere, all at once or one at a time.  

Okay, time to take a breath Smiley Happy

Amanda