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BirdDog, wish me luck !

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Honorary Alumnus

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

Its not like I'm in danger of running out of data or anything like that.

In fact I just picked up a handful of wayward bytes that fell out of my laptops unused Ethernet port. Fortunately they were full-fledged Bytes and not bits so they were much easier to scoop up and jamb back in the Ethernet port.

Curious to see the amount and pattern of usage.

  

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Assistant Professor

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

I keep looking for a Byte vacuum cleaner online. So far no luck. Those suckers make a mess!
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

I have been keeping an eye on the amount od data used by the AiProtection functions of my router.

in the period of 10/6 through the evening of 10/11 it has used 560.41 MB.

That seems like a lot of data used to this Miser:


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Tutor

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

My cheap ASUS doesn't give that depth of info but my Hughes Status Meter says we've used 588 MB from 10/4 through right now. That doesn't seem like much to me but I guess it's a whole new world now that I'm not constantly running speed tests.
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Associate Professor

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

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Assistant Professor

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

Yea, I pick on him about too much about being a miser but even 200 MB a day seems a bit low to me. I don't have AiProtection enabled but still use 300+ on a normal day.That is with wife doing some YouTube clips though. 
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

That 560 MB was consumed by the router itself in the course of providing the following "services":

Malicious site Blocking
Vulnerability Protection
DNS Filtering

At nearly 100 MB per day if someone had a daily plan those services would really leave a mark.

That would have been in addition to data used by my computers and devices.





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Honorary Alumnus

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

OK, so I have been known to horde a few Bytes now and then Smiley Happy

 

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Assistant Professor

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

Why do I have a feeling most of those on daily plans will probably never buy one of these routers anyway. Is good to know how much enabling those services uses though.
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Tutor

Re: BirdDog, wish me luck !

Ewww, yeah that would leave a mark.

I forgot to mention the 190 MB Bonus Bytes that our gizmo's have used in the last week doing whatever it is they do when they stay up all night :-)