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Grafter
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎16-11-2007

free usage

may someone explain please why free usage is showing for wed and thurs  of this week when the pc has been switched off... only small but nevertheless.. incorrect.
wed it was off wef 10 pm and not on until 10am today...
thanks.
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: free usage

depends on how much you are seeing if its less than 1m, it is only background noise - keep alive signals from router, hackers trying to get in your computer, no need to worry.  if it is a high figure is your router secured with either WEP or WPA, it should be
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Grafter
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎16-11-2007

Re: free usage

thanks pierre.. no not high , don't think secured with anything. sorry  to say don't know what the letters stand for .
got eye infection so not on very much at all at  the moment. i  am not clocked in on  a permanent basis tho' ever.
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎26-07-2007

Re: free usage

@firefly2
WEP and WPA only apply if you've got a wireless router. 
As pierre_pierre has said, the small amount of traffic seen overnight is only background internet "noise".
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Grafter
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎16-11-2007

Re: free usage

thank you paulo3.  no not wireless. just had me wondering why
thanks both again . Smiley
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: free usage

out of interest Firefly what router have you got?
I ask this as my "Darling" brother in law  Undecided has his computer connected by wire, he didnt know his router was WiFi and wondered how I was sat in his lounge using my laptop - it was secured but he has a bit of paper on his desk top with the WEP code on it  Cool
corrected small typo
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Grafter
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎16-11-2007

Re: free usage

hi pierre,      i have the bt voyager 210 adsl as supplied by pn. 
Undecided  phone and pc plugged in to it [ do not have a laptop] any danger then ?Huh
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: free usage

Nope.
It's not a wireless router.
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Grafter
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎16-11-2007

Re: free usage

thanks jameseh.
had seen tv where vehicles outside tuned in and took all pars from the pc. if ever need it will make sure.  Smiley
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: free usage

no fear of that with the 210, it as James said does not have wireless
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Grafter
Posts: 208
Registered: ‎06-09-2007

Re: free usage

It's not actually a router at all.  It's just a little box with flashing lights that James sends out to make people think they have broadband, and he just sends you sceendumps every now and again.....  Cheesy
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: free usage

I thought publishing trade secrets was against forum rules Tongue
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Grafter
Posts: 265
Registered: ‎16-11-2007

Re: free usage

ah... funny funny Cheesy
anything for a quick buck eh?Huh
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Grafter
Posts: 2,540
Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: free usage

Query about the free usage.
Is it completely free (I ask as I'm intending to leave my PC on one night a month to download its Windows updates and I'd rather this did not come out of my paid bandwidth as I have better things to do with it)  Smiley
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Grafter
Posts: 1,125
Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Re: free usage

It's completely free. The traffic during the hours of off-peak on your package does not count towards the monthly usage limit.