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#27786 6-Nov-2008 17:46
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I've been checking my usage since moving onto Orcon UCLL and I just don't trust the LLU usage meter. Its showing that I've done 17Gb (sounds reasonable so far right?) but that this is 9Gb upload. That's just crazy talk. I'm not sure if its the usage meter or the Orcon home hub dis up to something weird. ( BTW, I have all of the web/file/print functions disabled, & don't host anything using NAT pinholes).

Has anyone else experienced dramatic & unexpected usage changes when moving to LLU or when installing the Home hub?

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  #176360 6-Nov-2008 18:08
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I haven't noticed anything too untoward with it, but then I don't check it rigorously.

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Master Geek

  #176366 6-Nov-2008 18:36
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I don't even know how it works, I didnt install anything on my pc, I'm not even logged onto the orcon website but its estimates how much data I've used. rather log in and check how much you've used, but the estimate is actually rather close to the real figure.


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Master Geek

  #176385 6-Nov-2008 20:02
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It seems accurate to me.

NzKaizer: I don't even know how it works, I didnt install anything on my pc, I'm not even logged onto the orcon website but its estimates how much data I've used. rather log in and check how much you've used, but the estimate is actually rather close to the real figure.

It knows your usage based on your IP address.

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Ultimate Geek

  #176402 6-Nov-2008 20:46
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Welcome to bittorrent? One thing to look out for is that torrent clients often default to unrestricted upload speed. That's not too much of a problem when you are on a old plan with upload capped at 128 or 192kbs, but once you get on fullspeed ADSL2+ you can end up uploading 500MB for every GB downloaded. The bittorrent client will have a setting somewhere to limit the upload rate.


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  #176510 7-Nov-2008 08:59
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Strangely, I've got no torrent s/w on any PC in the house. Sneaker Net is faster ;-)

The responses so far suggest that the usage checker seems OK. Thanks all :-)

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Wannabe Geek

  #176568 7-Nov-2008 11:18
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The LLU meter is accurate to me.

At the OP: are you restricting the kpbs on your upload speeds?
I usually limit it to about 5-10kbps depending on what client I'm using.

I only have the 15gb cap plan and I haven't popped it once yet.

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  #179338 22-Nov-2008 04:10
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twood seem tis arse about face its usualy a lager d/l than u/l


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Master Geek

  #179478 22-Nov-2008 19:31
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I did some testing today and it appears to be spot on for me.  

Does the home hub have wireless? - If it does I would check the security to make sure one of your neighbours isn't using your connection.

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  #179479 22-Nov-2008 19:40
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Compared to DUMeter Orcon underestimates by about 2%

If you have a lot of uploads then you are probably one of those lucky people whos computer is part of a botnet and you are busy sending spam all around the world.

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Master Geek

  #179480 22-Nov-2008 19:42
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The homehub does work wirelessly, and thanks to it's great interface, after setting up a wireless connection it would automaticly come up asking what security you wanted to put on the network.

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  #179481 22-Nov-2008 19:45
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Turns out I had a not-so-clever Mac using flatmate on my home network that had decided to experiment with some windows files haring apps. They had no idea it was even running, let alone how to turn it off. Needless to say, these are now shut down & bandwidth consumption is back to normal. No issue at all with WiFi security, the homehub or bandwidth checker.

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