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# 107649 15-Aug-2012 21:48
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I've just installed a program to keep an eye on the amount I download and upload on the net. The program I'm using is 'networx', seems to be doing the job.

Anyway, over the past couple of days I've noticed what seems like a fairly large volume of uploading. For example it's showing me I've downloaded 578MB and uploaded 272MB. I haven't been doing any torrents or uploading any files directly. Just seems a bit excessive.

Does this look normal for the usual internet usage these days?

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  # 673049 15-Aug-2012 21:52
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Does seem a bit excessive, considering your upload is usually about a quarter of your download for the month, not a day. Don't have something weird like Dropbox uploading large documents etc? Haven't been uploading Youtube movies? Have any extra laptops/phones on the network that might be doing something?




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  # 673063 15-Aug-2012 22:59
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I had some odd reading like that with one of my wireless NICs. Under 'monitored interface' make sure only the one interface is monitored and also disable accounting of LAN traffic.

After doing that mine has been near perfect.

 
 
 
 




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  # 673445 16-Aug-2012 19:07
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I checked the setup of networkz, no obvious option for making sure its only my laptop being monitored. But I assume it is?

There's nothing I've been uploading, no vids, pics, documents or anything.

I just checked the hourly transfer rate, there's one hour (19:00-19:59) where the D/L volume is 75.0MB and U/L volume is 107MB. Seems crazy.

Any chance there's some kind of virus effecting things here?



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  # 673460 16-Aug-2012 19:47
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Just found an option which might fix it up -

"Ignore local traffic within the LAN"

When selecting this option it seems require another free software called WinPCap.

Might be worth a crack.



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  # 675281 21-Aug-2012 22:36
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FYI: this has definitely fixed it, now that it's only recording the internet usage we're looking at more a 10:1 downloading over uploading. Seems much more reasonable.

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  # 675321 22-Aug-2012 08:16
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Oh I see, it was giving you the Download/Upload rate for the WAN and LAN? Instead of just the WAN.




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  # 675632 22-Aug-2012 20:28
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Yeah it looks like it now ignores the traffic between the computer and the router (local), and only focuses on the traffic between the router and the internet. So only the actually 'used' amount. Thats my understanding anyway.

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