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Chiyo
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Charlotte, NC
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overage limits? how do you get it?

ok so I've been pounding my 50 meg tier pretty hard and don't want to be disconnected in the first month of service. Comcast has my old phone # and I never use my comcast e-mail account how else could I get notified if I'm going over the limit?

I'm guessing no other way but thought I'd ask.
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Cabal
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You should probably update your billing phone number.


fonzbear2000
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reply to Chiyo
Start using and checking your Comcast email.
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china crisis

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reply to Chiyo
said by Chiyo:

how else could I get notified if I'm going over the limit?
When you're modem doesn't sync.


tshirt
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reply to Chiyo
You can update your phone #

AND/OR
set your comcast email to forward to your regular email account. if spam is a problem, block all incoming email on the comcast account EXCEPT the offical CC billing, tech support, and other known comcast Offical email addy's (I'm sure online chat or phone tech support can give you a list)


ztmike
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reply to Chiyo
Honestly, I would be worried about the upload than the download.

I have been giving my new 1meg upload the run for its money..20gb in a couple days
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Cjaiceman
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Yea, I need to cut back

Between torrents and online video and VPN to work.... yea...

I'm on their 8800/768 package, which is the fastest I can get right now.

I've been trying to get ahold of the Business department, but their online ordering system doesn't work, and their 800 # never returns my phone calls. Its almost as if they don't want my money This has been going on for almost a week now!


jbob
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Little Rock, AR
reply to Chiyo
You might also try monitoring your bandwidth usage if possible via various software apps.


Chiyo
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said by jbob:

You might also try monitoring your bandwidth usage if possible via various software apps.
I do have DU Meter but because I have a WHS my numbers are skewed if there is something that will fix that problem i'm all ears.


jbob
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Is WHS Windows Home Server? And if so do you mean you run multiple systems?

caco
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reply to Chiyo
Are you downloading/uploading more now that you have faster service? What speeds did you have before going with 50/5?
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Chiyo
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said by caco:

Are you downloading/uploading more now that you have faster service? What speeds did you have before going with 50/5?
8 / 768 Then it was 2megs up

But yes I'm downloading a lot of stuff that I wanted but was too slow to get and now I think I've found stuff that I've wanted I'll lay off on the download as far as uploading probably doing more its faster so I can do more with it.


Chiyo
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reply to jbob
said by jbob:

Is WHS Windows Home Server? And if so do you mean you run multiple systems?
Sorry yes Windows Home Server I do run multiple systems but I have one rig I use for downloading stuff. but I also transfer stuff from it as well so my #s get skewed because the program thinks I'm uploading or downloading stuff from the WHS.

For example was listening to music last night, straming from my network DU meter saw it as a constant download stream.


jbob
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Then you need a router based solution. If your router supports it I would suggest running WallWatcher as a port monitor. It supports bandwidth monitoring. Tomato firmware also supports bandwidth monitoring if you router will work with it.

If those won't work then I might suggest this solution:
»oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/index.en.html
Multi Router Traffic Grapher


Chiyo
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reply to Chiyo
WTF My Watchguard X5 doesn't even support SNMP none of the two options will work.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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jbob
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said by Chiyo:

WTF My Watchguard X5 doesn't even support SNMP none of the two options will work.

Thanks for the suggestion.
If no SNMP support looks like what you need is this:

»www.watchguard.com/glossary/b.asp
quote:
Bandwidth Meter
A monitoring tool that provides a real-time graphical display of network activities across a Firebox. This comes as a part of the application called Firebox Monitors.

Guess there's a program out there called "Firebox Monitors" that might be able to help you with the Watchguard. Unfamiliar however. May be be cost prohibitive.


sortofageek
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reply to Chiyo
This discussion belongs here, please ---> »Comcast Bandwidth Abuse/Limits - Discuss here only
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