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Topic # 222679 23-Aug-2017 13:17
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Hi. Recently our RBI data consumption has risen dramatically which I think may coincide with the addition of a Vonets wireless bridge to service a week spot where the TV is wired. Is it possible the range extender itself is burning data even though the PC that connects to it is "sleeping"?
TIA. Alan

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  Reply # 1851691 24-Aug-2017 09:16
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No I would be 99% sure it is not.

 

I have never heard of an extender using data - but viruses can infect all sorts of things these days.

 

What is likely to be happening is your wifi now has more range, which means more devices can use data, Or more devices can use data more often as they move about the house and are no longer restricted by the blackspot.

 

 





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  Reply # 1858604 5-Sep-2017 00:48
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raytaylor:

 

No I would be 99% sure it is not.

 

I have never heard of an extender using data - but viruses can infect all sorts of things these days.

 

What is likely to be happening is your wifi now has more range, which means more devices can use data, Or more devices can use data more often as they move about the house and are no longer restricted by the blackspot.

 

 

 

 

Or your network is now within range of somebody who has managed to freeload on your network. Why not ran a wire from the TV all the way back to where your internet is? Not always possible but worth it if you can.





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