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alexcc

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#92002 25-Oct-2011 21:29
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Any idea why this is happening? Do VPN's actually use double the usage or is this some sort of mistake?

Just left Utorrent to download for a few minutes to get some statistics and

What Utorrent reports: 
Down: 15.4MB 
Up: 0.286MB

I used two network usage monitoring programs Networx and Bitmeter.

What Networx Reports: 
Down: 39MB 
UP: 3.25MB

What Bitmeter Reports: 
Down: 38.94MB 
Up: 3.92MB


Statistics from my modem: (I disabled wireless and any other computing accessing the router and reset the statistics before doing this.)

Ethernet
Recieved: 3123159 Bytes (2.97MB) 
Transmitted: 22473096 Bytes (21.43MB)


WAN
Recieved: 22420320 (21.38MB)
Transmitted: 3158832 (3.01MB)
Screenshot of modem statistics: Modem Statistics

What does WAN mean? Should I add Ethernet and Wan up to get a total? Any idea why my modem is reporting that Ethernet has only received 2.97MB and Sent 21.43MB? Shouldn't it be the other way around?

I disabled monitoring of my usual network adapter, so it only monitors the Virtual one for the VPN and this has not solved the problem.

haha the more I look into it the more confused I get 

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l43a2
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  #537447 25-Oct-2011 21:39
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most bandwidth monitoring programs obtain data from all adapters on your computer, VPN's have there own adapter, resulting in double usage being shown





alexcc

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  #537450 25-Oct-2011 21:40
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Sorry forgot to mention in the post above, I have disabled monitoring for my usual network adapter and the issue still remains.

 
 
 
 


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  #537664 26-Oct-2011 11:47
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In your case WAN is how much traffic is going through the internet interface/side of your modem/router, that's the only value that really that matters.

utorrent's value is less than the others because the others are measuring all internet traffic on your PC not just utorrent's traffic.

Internet data is used to maintain the vpn and generally to do other things on the PC like dns lookups, background tasks like: update time, check for windows updates etc.

In networkx do you have ignore LAN traffic checked, otherwise you will be counting general lan traffic between machines on your network.

alexcc

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  #537947 26-Oct-2011 20:31
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Ragnor: In your case WAN is how much traffic is going through the internet interface/side of your modem/router, that's the only value that really that matters.

utorrent's value is less than the others because the others are measuring all internet traffic on your PC not just utorrent's traffic.

Internet data is used to maintain the vpn and generally to do other things on the PC like dns lookups, background tasks like: update time, check for windows updates etc.

In networkx do you have ignore LAN traffic checked, otherwise you will be counting general lan traffic between machines on your network.


Ah okay that makes sense, thanks. :) 

Yeah I have the box ticked for disabling monitoring of Local traffic in networx and it's still recording inaccurate usage :/

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