Internet traffic control app tip.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jotamurray, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. jotamurray macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    I just bought a 3g Vodafone datacard for hi speed internet (make is Huwawei). The sim card included is prepay type and it was supposed to have an initial 25 mb free. After surfing (not downloading anything) for about 20 mins I found that this 25mb was gone... which I think is impossible. Now I've toped up 100 euros but I would like to keep control of what I really use. Currently I use the Activity Window to see how much incoming/outgoing mb but I am wondering which is the best app with memory to keep track of all the mb used in all sesions.
    Thanks
     
  2. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Birmingham, UK
    #2
    25MB isn't a lot. 3G is also a rip off.

    Best thing yo can do is to disable images in your browser, that is what eats away at your bandwidth.
     
  3. elitesouth macrumors member

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    Savannah GA
    #3
    I think the first application with which you should start managing traffic is LittleSnitch

    It's more involved in protecting your privacy online by notifying you when a launched application wants to access the internet, and gives you the option to block or allow. Download a trial and give it a shot - it'll help you shape which applications are heading out to the web. It also has its own sweet network monitor included.

    Download and install Firefox as well. Install AdBlock Plus and block all the media-rich ads that show up on the websites you visit. Not only does this create a more elegant surfing environment for you, but it also saves bandwidth!

    Also, disable OS X's automatic software updates

    Avoid any media-heavy websites with streaming video, flash video, high resolution images, etc.

    If you still go way over your bandwidth, you may consider:
    • Upgrading your plan if it's affordable
    • Using the connection for email on-the-go only
    • Looking for a different mobile internet service provider in your area
    Good luck! :)
     

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