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# 40092 25-Aug-2009 12:20
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hey

I have noticed a substantial increase in usage over the last few days and in fact the usage has gone well over my cap, yet my usage pattern has not changed in months.

Has anyone else noticed a huge increase as i suspect this may be a fault with TC's metering gear?

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  # 250337 25-Aug-2009 12:30
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I encountered an issue a few months ago where Inoticed excessive traffic on my usage meter that wasn't me. Appears there was excessive inbound traffic being blocked by my router/firewall.

My solution was to get my IP address changed which fixed the issue instantly.

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  # 250399 25-Aug-2009 15:58
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Another possibility is Skype, if you have that installed. Friends experienced a big jump in usage - discovered it was because they had become a Skype supernode. Once they configured to prevent that, excess usage stopped (search for details on required config).

 
 
 
 


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  # 250404 25-Aug-2009 16:05
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Briefly following up - if PC is behind a NAT device (eg router), it will not function as a Skype supernode. If yours is, Skype will presumably not be the cause.

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  # 250676 26-Aug-2009 14:23
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I have had issues with huge usage in the past, but it was a case of choosing a weak password for my wireless network. Sadly I was left with a bill for 210Gigs of bandwidth. Changing the password and encryption method solved the problem.

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  # 250798 26-Aug-2009 20:00
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mattbush: hey

I have noticed a substantial increase in usage over the last few days and in fact the usage has gone well over my cap, yet my usage pattern has not changed in months.

Has anyone else noticed a huge increase as i suspect this may be a fault with TC's metering gear?


Are you using any software or hardware to measure your internet traffic usage? I have a Linksys WRT54GL router which is running DD-WRT firmware and this keeps track of all internet usage and displays daily/monthly usage charts. They are almost always very similar to Telstra's online usage meters.

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