Overusage warning - what to do

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Daud, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Daud macrumors regular

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    Oct 23, 2008
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    I am on the essential package with Cox, (Up to 5 Mbps download speed
    • Up to 1 Mbps upload speed ) with 100 GB monthly allowance, cost $42 (slow creep from original $30). Next step up is the Preferred package (• Up to 25 Mbps download speed • Up to 5 Mbps upload speed) Cost is $56, allowance 250GB)

    For the first time I got warning about reaching the 100MB limit already half through this billing cycle. Looking on the consumption graph, last cycle there were mostly days of 3 GB per day use and one 10GB day, now there are mostly the +- 10GB days.

    In my understanding, one Netflix film is 3-4 GB so additional 2 films per day would push me up. Need to speak with kids..
    But I was traveling over the last week and had several facetime chats 10-15 min duration. How are those intensive on bandwith ? If ATT is allowing them on their iphones it can't be sooo much ?

    I will possibly upgrade as the facetime calls at times suffered from dropouts, but is there a software for the airport which would anble me to monitor which internal IP address is consuming most ?
     
  2. justperry macrumors G3

    justperry

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    Aug 10, 2007
    Location:
    In the core of a black hole.
    #2
    PeakHour might be an App for you, but first download the free PeakHour compatibility Check App to see if your router supports it.
     
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604

    Plutonius

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    Feb 22, 2003
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #3
    Is your WiFi protected ? Someone borrowing your connection can really eat into your monthly allocation.
     

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