OMG, This is stupid, I've hadn't had major trouble with there Internet but to me it seems like they can't get this working correctly, (It's not right for me either) I'm going back to Windstream 12Mb who currently have NO bandwidth cap.
Apparently McAfee doesnt like the usage meter either.
The IP address where the data comes from is flagged as a 'Residential Address' by McAfee.
Your requested URL has been blocked by the McAfee Web Gateway URL Filter database module. The URL is listed in categories that are not allowed by your administrator at this time. URL: http_//xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/um/usage.action URL Categories: Residential IP Addresses Reputation: Minimal Risk Media Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
I've decided that with this crap Mediacom is doing that i'm switching back to DSL at 12Mbps. Sure Mediacom is going up to 15Mbps but I hope it's only a matter of time before Windstream brings there 24Mbps/2Mbps service to town as in one of the threads I read that should be doable as i'm less then 6000 feet from the CO.
If you cancel or change packages your in the "caped" plan and that is something i don't want to do is pay $50 for a service that (probably will at some point) knowing Mediacom get capped for existing customers. Notice how Chad keeps saying "Not currently" for customers before 8/1 thereby leaving the door open to do it. I'm done with there crap. (Sadly i'm stuck with the TV)
I didn't say it shouldn't work. If they're going to be greedy bastards and charge overages, their meter should be functional. I was merely asking if the people who are actually supposed to be capped have working meters. Probably not would be my guess.
I also run DD-WRT on my router, which counts my usage, and as well as knowing generally what my usage is anyway...
When comparing the numbers, Mediacom does appear to be under-counting my bytes by a bit. (ie, in my favor, so shhhhh.)
I suppose they might be purposely under-counting a bit to account for underlying network data that the user is not generating on purpose. (ie, someone spewing UDP packets at you, or various evil-doers trying to probe networks to see if they can hack in)