Bandwidths Depleting, can't figure out why
As of recently (one or two weeks ago) my HT1100 Gen4 has just been draining. Last week we went trough 2GB, which we don't usually do, and these last two days we went through 8! I have done various things such as:
Turning automatic updates off
Checking my Netgear site for leeches
Ran an ad/malware scan.
So if you have any more ideas, I'm game.
How many of what type of computers do you have. Do you have iPhones/iPads? What about TiVo or other A/V that might be using your web connection?
iOS can be very stealthy with it's updates i.e. I've not found why sometimes it seems to want to download a whole GB of iOS in the background. Of course, 8GB in two days is crazy unless you have a child watching movies and not telling you...
Gen4 Power Plan Jupiter HT1100 v22.214.171.124 Signal Strength Typical 125+
The only devices we have that can connect to the internet are two HP Computers with Windows 7 and two Dells with Windows 8 (one has 8.1) and two Android smartphones (though dad takes one to work everyday, so that's not often at home).
I heard rumors saying that 8.1 eats up bandwidth, but I haven't found any solutions.
We don't have any TiVo or anything of the sort either. I went to 192.168.1.1 and it gave me a list of connected devices (an HP, which is mine, and Mom's which is Windows 8.1)
We only have 1.4 GB of token bytes left with 5 days before our refill, so help would be highly appreciated. Pronto, ASAP, LOL. Haha, Doctor Who reference. Sorry.
Thanks for helping!
I bypassed my WiFi router and plugged in my HP Windows 7 laptop directly into the modem. They are still going down, and I can't figure out why. There's a pattern to it though. It drops roughly 1 MB every 30 seconds. What the heck?
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if you Facebook a lot they added some "auto play videos" option that is automatically on by default...this will eat a lot of data we went through all the saved tokens we accumulated over the months in like a month till Facebook made it to where we could turn the feature off.