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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:51 PM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:46 AM
Do you use a router for this service or is this the only computer connected? Or maybe have you started a service such as dropbox, google drive, skydrive, netflix, carbonite recently?
netlimiter might be of some interest to you as it gives you fine tuned control over programs.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:00 PM
In additiion to the points the AngryRaisin has made, if you use a router do you have security enabled on it ? If you don't have security enabled on it, and the mininum level effectively is WPA2-PSK, then you are leaving your router wide open for anyone else to use.
If you are using a router, it is easy to check if you have security enabled - and what level. Hover your cursor over the wi-fi symbol at the right hand end of your taskbar and a pop-up box will appear which lists all the routers within range. Move the cursor into this box and hover over the name of your own router and you will get another small pop-up which, among other things, tells you what level of security you have on the router.
You will find details of how to change security setting in the manual for your router which, if you haven't got a copy already, you can download from the manufacturer's web-site.
One other small point - you haven't changed your browsing habits recently have you ? Doing things like watching 'catch-up' TV will really use up your data allowance.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:13 PM
Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:03 AM
Have you purchased any new devices lately and connected them to the wireless network.... think smart phones, ipads, tablets, DVD/Bluray systems, Smart TV, internet radios, anything that asked you for your wireless password ... and are you the only one using this connection? Have you given out the password to neighbors / family / friends? If so and you don't know who / what is using what, it may be time to change your password.
I had a recent problem with a client trying to move over to cellular data but they owned 2 tablets, 2 smartphones, a desktop, and a laptop. The data overages were a mess.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:23 AM
Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:53 PM
Edited by AngryRaisin, 17 August 2013 - 04:57 PM.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:58 PM
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