- Internet Useage – How to monitor
So we have various devices (Apple, Android Windows) and are using BT infinity. For the second month in a row we have gone way over our allowance and the charges are hefty 🙁
I will probably change our package in the New Year, but in the meantime I would like to know why we have suddenly started using significantly more. Theories include;
– New iPhone (google shows lots of people complaining that the new one uses more bandwidth and this tallies with the fact that it was speed limited last month as it had gone over the mobile data allowance)
– You Tube of Minecraft videos – A new discovery for mini-me
– Cromecast – Used to watch Strictly via BBC iPlayer on the Computer Monitor when the TV broke last month
BT’s online utility only summarises the total usage. The router will not give me any stats by device. Google suggests downloading opensourse firmware for the router, but I don’t want to do that on BT’s box so it would mean getting another router
What are other people doing?
TIAPosted 5 years agosomoukMember
The only real way to do it is to get some form of inline monitor or filter that will give you stats.
Some routers might allow you to do that but with the kit you have you won’t have much choice.
I would suggest your usage is probably the little one watching youtube clips, youtube handily gives you the highest quality it can for your broadband speed so if you’re on fiber you’ll get HD which can be a couple of Gb each.Posted 5 years ago
@ chakaping – Yup, home broadband, but I have the ‘cheaper’ version of Infinity.
I have been researching Open Source software for Routers and I may be able to get my hands on an older router to do the job for now until I can sort out ‘unlimited’ broadband in the New Year. However, I was hoping to get costs down in the New Year and not to negotiate higher caps for the same money 🙁
BT also decided to let me know that the price for my package has gone up today 🙁Posted 5 years ago
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