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high monthly useage????

Hi

I use an apple mac G4 running OSX10.3.7, with a router to connect to the 512k broadband, I don't use it a lot, mainly for checking email (about 30 a day, no attachments) and the odd bit of browsing, but for some reason we are using well over 1gb per month, can anyone shed any light on this, even looking at todays figure I have used over 40mb, but have only looked at ebay, a couple of estate agents, 15 emails, thats it, cannot be 40mb today..

I have software firewall installed, although I am not sure if it is possible for someone else to enter my system and increase my usageHuh

Any help suggestions etc would be useful
Thanks
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Community Veteran
Posts: 5,878
Registered: 04-04-2007

high monthly useage????

1 gig would be normal for your type of usage.

The average user currently uses about 7-10gig if I recall correctly, so there is no problem with your usage.

Chris.
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high monthly useage????

Hi, not sure if that amount would match the useage, as I have another account at my girlfriends house a 1mb connection with a Mac G3 and router and the monthly useage is about 650mb and she is connected nearly all the time downloading all sorts of rubbish...

Is it possible the g4 is allowing access??Via a router?Huh
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high monthly useage????

Indeed. Have a look HERE

These are by no means very accurate, as usage varies and the actual content of each individual item can make the ammount different.

You say you are using well over 1GB a month. How much are you actualy using?
holdtight
Grafter
Posts: 1,634
Registered: 15-06-2007

high monthly useage????

Ive been to three forums not inc this one, ebay downloaded several small
pictures and my email 8 and used 58 mb so far today
i would expect that to treble if not more by the time i switch off later on
and thats a fairly light day so your usage is normal as Chris says
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the only other difference is I use webmail, and she uses outlook express, would this have any bearing on useage?Huh
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we never download music, never use the web radio, never download videos..only email and a little bit of browsing the connection I am on is usually on about 4hours a day..whereas the 1mb connection she uses is on about 9 hours a day, yet she usges 650mb on average, whereas my average useage is about 1.5gig, I wish i could say I watched loads of porn films, but I don't I really dont do much other than email.. the figures really don't make much sense, when you would assume it should be the other way round!

any other suggestions??

The main reason for this is we are moving in together shortly and will want to combine the connections, (getting rid of one) and then hopefully selecting a lite user option, but this is looking unlikely,
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high monthly useage????

Are you using a wired or wireless router?