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Monthly GB Usage Through The Roof....

by NorPlan / March 16, 2014 6:07 AM PDT

My Daughter's Cable Provider just recently upgraded her service to Fibre Optic with the NextBox feature added...She's on a monthly plan allowing for 100GB's a month, lately the household has gone way over by the end of the month...My question out there is, What could be the culprits gobbling up the GB's and could NextBox be a good contributor ?? Thanks

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100GB won't go far on video streaming. First, settings....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2014 6:28 AM PDT

You didn't reveal which Windows so I'll show how Windows 8 helps here.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57556365-285/how-to-enable-metered-wi-fi-connections-in-windows-8/
and
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/monitor-show-hide-data-usage-wireless-networks-windows-8

OK, just how much does Netflix use a hour? For that I turn to
http://www.gci.com/kb/netflix-movie-and-data-usage

OK, that's 2.3GB a hour so if they could chew that up in less than a month. You did state a household so that's even easier to blow past.
Bob

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GB's Through The Roof....
by NorPlan / March 16, 2014 9:20 AM PDT

@ R.Proffitt...Yes to WiFi....No to Windows....It's iPad so it's Apple Safari....

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To go any further.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2014 9:33 AM PDT

Let's hear what router make/model to see if we have a meter system there.

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Make / Model....
by NorPlan / March 16, 2014 10:49 AM PDT
In reply to: To go any further.

Sorry all I can tell You the ISP is Rogers Communications....

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Are they hiding the modem and router now?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2014 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Make / Model....

I guess the day would come they would not reveal any detail to users.
Bob

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Make & Model
by NorPlan / March 16, 2014 10:48 PM PDT

I get You..lol....As I'm here and my Daughter is there...I will get the Info in a few days ?? The only name Stamped in White Lettering on the outside of the casing is Rogers, I do believe Hitachi is the manufacturer .....Cheers

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Wow, is Rogers cryptic
by Pepe7 / March 17, 2014 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Make & Model

They truly don't want users to be able to know what the charges will be if they go over their montly limits (LOL). I really had to dig to find this info. And I thought Comcast was bad(!)

http://www.keepingpace.ca/faq.html#9

I seems to me like they are selling a service with very strict and minuscule download limits.

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WOW...
by Oldartq / March 17, 2014 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow, is Rogers cryptic

Those are ridiculous terms. I am glad they're not in my area, if they are, I probably be going back to dialup/dsl.

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;)
by Pepe7 / March 17, 2014 1:14 AM PDT
In reply to: WOW...

Dialup. Yikes. Wink

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I sit cucko-ling inside...
by Oldartq / March 17, 2014 1:48 AM PDT
In reply to: ;)

why are they holding the max. at only $100? Really though, I hope they give their custom a good "over the limit" warning system

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GB Usage....
by NorPlan / March 18, 2014 6:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Wow, is Rogers cryptic

@Pepe7....Thanks for the Link....10-4 on Rogers being vague ....Classic Case of Elevator Muzak, coupled with the usual.. if it's this take that number, If it's that take this number...

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Make & Model...
by NorPlan / March 18, 2014 6:06 AM PDT

@ R.Proffitt....The Rogers Modem is a ( Cisco - DPC 3825 )

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Good. Now did you hit the web and PDFs?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2014 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Make & Model...
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PS. Finished reading it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2014 7:24 AM PDT

This does not seem to have any meter limit or keep track of byte transfers. It is unsuitable for what you need to do next. This means you'll have to limit use on the device with apps or parental controls.
Bob

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2014 2:03 AM PDT
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