Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Ti



49 posts

Geek


# 222679 23-Aug-2017 13:17
Send private message

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

Create new topic
3426 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1851691 24-Aug-2017 09:16
Send private message

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.

 

 





Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




1990 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1858604 5-Sep-2017 00:48
Send private message

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.





Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.