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  Reply # 836850 14-Jun-2013 14:02
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Ah, I understand what you mean now. However, that would mean that after 5am usage should stop and for those 11 hours there should be no usage. I am hoping to get the hourly breakdown, but from my hourly checking and notes, this isn't the case. Also, on the 12th the connection was slowed as the cap had been reached. This had the effect of not allowing any devices to connect as the upload usage was maxing the line and so no download usage was possible. So effectively, there was no usage for most of the 12th as well (save for a few hours in the afternoon where the line was repeatedly refreshed by the helpdesk allowing some emails to be downloaded.) Also, I started this exercise as soon as I got off the phone with level two which was around nine. So, I'm pretty sure it isn't carry over, but the breakdown should confirm it. My next test will be with the telecom router. Hoping that's the problem. Thanks.



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  Reply # 838332 17-Jun-2013 20:13
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Talked to support yesterday and he suggested a factory reset fo my modem. It did the trick and so far have noticed significantly reduced usage. So it does appear to be a DNS exploit, which until a few days ago I had never even heard of. Any tips on how to protect against this in the future? Should I change my modem? Thanks for all you help guys.

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  Reply # 838362 17-Jun-2013 21:04
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n0exit: Talked to support yesterday and he suggested a factory reset fo my modem. It did the trick and so far have noticed significantly reduced usage. So it does appear to be a DNS exploit, which until a few days ago I had never even heard of. Any tips on how to protect against this in the future? Should I change my modem? Thanks for all you help guys.


Use a different router.... that's what I suggest.

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  Reply # 838393 17-Jun-2013 22:20
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n0exit: Also, just checked, my modem's internet light flashes, indicating that there is some network activity but no devices are connected as wifi is disabled and no devices are connected via ethernet. I had a look to see if the mysky was playing up so I unplugged it to see if that had any effect but none, modem still showed internet usage without any devices connected. Tried with a second D-link DSL-302G same thing. I am currently using a linksys wag200g. Also, had my line repaired by chorus around 2 weeks ago, but problem shows up in april, may and june billing periods. 

Bit puzzling how a bad modem setup could be in both modems you tried. This certainly made me think it was REALLY strange.

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  Reply # 838397 17-Jun-2013 22:28
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Are you using the Telecom router I've sent to you? This does not have anything that would cause this to happen on it, I'd strongly recommend using that instead of using the router you're currently using since from what you've seen it was acting as a DNS forwarder, and even though it appears to be fixed now it could well do it again. Also change the passwords on your routers WebUI.






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  Reply # 838401 17-Jun-2013 22:31
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Yea the D-Link was screwed up I think I didn't really have it plugged in long enough to test as I couldn't connect to the net because the ethernet was stuffed. so I asked for a new Telecom one (which has arrived) and I'm going to start using that from tomorrow. A little sad though my Linksys has served me well. Thanks.

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  Reply # 839951 19-Jun-2013 22:56
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Would suggest you ask telecom for an hourly breakdown of the usage. They should be able to give you an hour by hour report. Would be interested to know if the usage is constant, or if it occurs in bursts and how big the hourly bursts are.




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