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Usage Summary

baldrick69
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Registered: 28-12-2012

Usage Summary

We have a very suspicious broadband usage.  Our overnight usage on Sat 22 December was 23.18MB.  Not much, but we weren't in that weekend and everything bar the router itself was switched off. 
The router has a password and you need to be practically inside the house to use it. 
Anyone else got a suspicious usage summary?
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) chrispurvey
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Re: Usage Summary

Hi baldrick69,
Firstly welcome to the community forum Smiley
I've posted a log of your connection graph, it actually shows that your router was connected at that time.
<img src="http://ccgi.psmith12.plus.com/visradius/generated/image13566865018926.png"/>
It is a small amount of usage and would be what is needed to keep the connection alive.
Chris
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Re: Usage Summary

23MB is well within the normal amount for background internet activity. In addition to keeping the connection alive there will be a certain amount of background internet noise coming in from viruses etc which poll all IP addresses looking for vulnerable computers to attack.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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baldrick69
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Posts: 16
Registered: 28-12-2012

Re: Usage Summary

Thanks, but I'm not wholly convinced.
Just went out for a couple of hours.  In that time I went from 106Mb to 204Mb.  Everything was off, including the router.
Going to try a little more investigation.
Plusnet Alumni (retired) chrispurvey
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Re: Usage Summary

I've posted a log of your connection graph again which shows when you were disconnected.
<img src="http://ccgi.psmith12.plus.com/visradius/generated/image1356694371551.png"/>
The usage can take 2 hours to collate and appear on your usage. Everything does look normal, but if you are uncertain I'd suggest disconnecting for a longer period of time.
baldrick69
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Re: Usage Summary

23Mb to keep the connection alive for a dayHuh  Blimey.
jim:quote
baldrick69
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Re: Usage Summary

Will do.
[Moderator's note by Jim (Oldjim)  quote removed as wasn't necessary ]