said by mahohmei:I had this issue and it was roommate hooked up an old computer that had utorrent running sharing everything he ever downloaded... idiot.. although you'd probably be getting Cease and desist.
I occasionally go to comcast.com and see how much bandwidth we've been using. We normally get nowhere near the limit, but I've been seeing something weird:
August: 35 GB
September: 37 GB
October: 229 GB
November so far: 148 GB, and it's been climbing by about 1 GB per hour, even when we're not home.
A "leak" of 1 GB per hour translates to a nonstop stream across our cable modem of roughly 2 mbps. Since our speed is 20/4, we'd hardly notice that with our daily use. We don't have any spyware-laden PCs, and the router doesn't show that anyone is mooching our connection via either wi-fi (we have WPA2/AES) or tapping the Cat 5e in the crawlspace. My wife streams one TV show per week, and I download numerous Revision3 and other tech shows to the TiVo Premiere, but those have not been a usage problem in the past.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this sudden surge or how I could track it down? The modem is a Motorola SB6120 connected to a Linksys E4200 router, on which I'm too chicken to install DD-WRT, due to it being a "work in progress". I'm going to turn my modem and router off and on tonight just in case that's it...
Also, Comcast's website says "Note:enforcement of the 250GB data consumption threshold is currently suspended"; I've heard rumors that's to change the system to make the cap 300 GB. Should I just write off the bandwidth monitor as unreliable while they're working on it?