Excessive Data Usage Problem
I was getting an increase in download per month from my ISP over the last three months. Last month I was “shaped” out of a 5 Gb allowance. My average monthly download for years has been less than 1Gb. I downloaded a data monitor and discovered that my PC was d/loading a whole lot less than what my ISP was recording. Something was wrong !!
I did all the usual anti-virus/malware/etc checks and that made no difference. First 9 days of this month ( March 2011 ) I was up to 3.5Gb, I hit the panic button and called the techy at my ISP.
He had a look at my usage over the last three months and quizzed me about my router and then said it is highly likely that my D-Link G604T was not “secured” and that some one was “leaching” my access load from my ISP. He lead me thro the resetting of the router and we found the “wireless” section and unchecked the “Enable AP” box. Clicked the “Apply” button and now it all seems OK. So far, so good. The end of this month will prove the point I hope.
Alex ( the techy ) led me thro the following solution.
Connect the router up again to the PC ( I had it disconnected to prevent further loss of access time to my ISP )
Open the browser and type 10.1.1.1 in the address field lifting the D-Link control
Click “Wireless” on LHS panel
Uncheck the box for “Enable AP”
Click “Apply”, the green button at the bottom RH side
NB. 10.1.1.1 is the web page address for my D-Link G604T router, it needs codes to be able to change settings. This router is wireless and cable, I use cable as I dont have wireless NICs.
Open up normal window in browser and carry on