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#20296 19-Mar-2008 17:55
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Hi yo,all

Just checked my data usage on Telecom broadband and found this as below

12 Mar 2008 151.839.52161.35
11 Mar 2008 306.1117.04323.15
10 Mar 2008 0.330.110.44
09 Mar 2008 0.320.110.43
08 Mar 2008   0.330.110.44
07 Mar 20080.320.100.42
06 Mar 20080.310.100.41
05 Mar 200818.872.6821.55
04 Mar 2008135.828.41144.23


Note from Mar 6th to Mar 10th , i was not home. laptop and desktop were off, pda was with me down south tv was off also re sky decoder..s my question....WHERE THE HELL DID THE USAGE COME FROM?...mice using laptop when i,m away?

i,m running ADSL2+ on telecom broadband plan.

does the router itself have a broadband usage?


cheers for your inputs

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#117583 19-Mar-2008 18:10
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Have you got a wireless router.

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  #117616 19-Mar-2008 20:08
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yup

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  #117617 19-Mar-2008 20:10
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Have you got it locked down!





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  #117620 19-Mar-2008 20:16
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got me there? what do you mean lock down? its totally secure re encryted password if thats what you mean

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  #117621 19-Mar-2008 20:16
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I've actually experienced the same thing previously.

At that time, I haven't got a wireless router installed, but it seemed to communicate to the network somehow, using around half a megabyte a day.

Here's my ihug usage during my 1 week holiday:

01-Jan-2008 0.961
02-Jan-2008 0.523
03-Jan-2008 0.569
04-Jan-2008 0.548
05-Jan-2008 0.499
06-Jan-2008 0.525
07-Jan-2008 0.567
08-Jan-2008 0.548
(Units in MBs)

So I wouldn't necessarily be surprised.




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  #117623 19-Mar-2008 20:21
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hmmmm  i think when you total it up per annum it works out to a lot of megs we paying for bt not using?

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  #117625 19-Mar-2008 20:24
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Yep, but usually you wouldn't just leave your broadband for too long (in total, I haven't on broadband for about 3 weeks/year)

But, it is a large porportion: ~190MB/year




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  #117639 19-Mar-2008 21:02
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johnr: Have you got it locked down!


Dude no one is going to be stealing his tubes at the rate of 0.3-0.5 mb a day.

I think what you will find is that the traffic figure includes all traffic to you ip address, including pings etc.

This occurs even if your router doesnt reply or accept the incoming connections and can come from anywhere in the web




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  #118670 25-Mar-2008 23:39
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yeah of course it includes pings, L.2 control traffic (for the PPP link), ATM overhead, and any attacks that might arise from advertising yourself on BitTorrent.

Mate, you have virtually no usage over the time you were away. Its not creep, its just the stuff that keeps the connection alive.




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  #123666 15-Apr-2008 14:21
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I had an issue where I had a bandwidth meter on my PC, and with nothing running at all I had 5KB in/out
After I turned off uPnP on my router this traffic stopped immediately

So maybe you could give this a try if you have uPnp on

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  #123671 15-Apr-2008 14:37
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Its advertised an "always on" connection, your usage is just showing that is true :)
But yeah, its just pings/traces/script kiddies, used to get the same sort of query when I was working for IHUG all the time




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  #123685 15-Apr-2008 15:19
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My understanding is you can even pull the connection to your router, traffic is still passed across the telecom network so you get charged for any "attempted" connection (scans on that ip, pings like others have said etc..) even if your dsl isnt up to respond.  But as youve found its generally very little traffic nothing worth worrying about.

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  #123755 15-Apr-2008 18:42
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If it is like that then I imagine it would only do this if you had a static ip...




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