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networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

alben
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networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

Sorry I could not display the data more neatly, networx data at top, plusnet underneath.
Usage last month was far higher than ever before, I am on premier option 1, this is todays usage until about 20:00
Date Time Avg DL Rate Avg UL Rate DL Volume L Volume     Total
14/08/2010 20:00 - 20:59 983 bytes/s 523 bytes/s 3.38 MB 1.80 MB 5.17 MB
14/08/2010 19:00 - 19:59 991 bytes/s 450 bytes/s 3.40 MB 1.55 MB 4.95 MB
14/08/2010 18:00 - 18:59 155 bytes/s 348 bytes/s 547 KB 1.20 MB 1.73 MB
14/08/2010 17:00 - 17:59 152 bytes/s 347 bytes/s 534 KB 1.19 MB 1.72 MB
14/08/2010 16:00 - 16:59 3.23 KB/s 485 bytes/s 11.4 MB 1.67 MB 13.0 MB
14/08/2010 15:00 - 15:59 3.68 KB/s 1.26 KB/s 12.9 MB 4.44 MB 17.4 MB
14/08/2010 14:00 - 14:59 30.6 KB/s 3.77 KB/s 108 MB 13.3 MB 121 MB
14/08/2010 13:00 - 13:59 7.02 KB/s 1.31 KB/s 24.7 MB 4.61 MB 29.3 MB
14/08/2010 12:00 - 12:59 224 KB/s 1.94 KB/s 789 MB 6.84 MB 796 MB
14/08/2010 11:00 - 11:59 652 bytes/s 453 bytes/s 2.24 MB 1.56 MB 3.80 MB
14/08/2010 10:00 - 10:59 2.66 KB/s 1.35 KB/s 9.36 MB 4.75 MB 14.1 MB
14/08/2010 9:00 - 9:59 2.62 KB/s 702 bytes/s 9.19 MB 2.41 MB 11.6 MB
14/08/2010 8:00 - 8:59 191 bytes/s 406 bytes/s 673 KB 1.39 MB 2.05 MB
14/08/2010 7:00 - 7:59 192 bytes/s 404 bytes/s 675 KB 1.39 MB 2.05 MB
14/08/2010 6:00 - 6:59 196 bytes/s 412 bytes/s 692 KB 1.41 MB 2.09 MB
14/08/2010 5:00 - 5:59 192 bytes/s 405 bytes/s 678 KB 1.39 MB 2.06 MB
14/08/2010 4:00 - 4:59 194 bytes/s 405 bytes/s 683 KB 1.39 MB 2.06 MB
14/08/2010 3:00 - 3:59 186 bytes/s 404 bytes/s 654 KB 1.39 MB 2.03 MB
14/08/2010 2:00 - 2:59 194 bytes/s 405 bytes/s 683 KB 1.39 MB 2.06 MB
14/08/2010 1:00 - 1:59 191 bytes/s 405 bytes/s 673 KB 1.39 MB 2.05 MB
14/08/2010 0:00 - 0:59 254 bytes/s 456 bytes/s 895 KB 1.57 MB 2.44 MB
13/08/2010 23:00 - 23:59 893 bytes/s 833 bytes/s 3.07 MB 2.86 MB 5.93 MB
13/08/2010 22:00 - 22:59 130 bytes/s 130 bytes/s 459 KB 459 KB 918 KB
Total 0.96 GB 61.3 MB 1.02 GB

  Peak usage Off-peak usage: Total usage
Web 68.36MB 189.78MB 258.14MB
Email 0KB 5.8KB 5.8KB
Broadband phonecalls 0KB 0.92KB 0.92KB
Gaming 0KB 8.59KB 8.59KB
Streaming 72.75KB 1.34MB 1.42MB
PlusNet FTP 0KB 0KB 0KB
Peer-to-peer 0KB 12.23MB 12.23MB
Usenet 0KB 0KB 0KB
FTP (non PlusNet) 0KB 0.14KB 0.14KB
Other 86.69KB 15.53MB 15.61MB
Total usage so far 68.52MB 218.89MB 287.4MB
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

I am having difficulty following the figures.
As you are on Premier the peak time is 16:00 to midnight.
If I am reading them correctly the total during that time is 26.57MB today
Are the Plusnet figures just for today
One thing it does tell me is that you may have a P2P application running consuming about 2MB per hour
alben
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

Hi Old Jim, here is a sample of extreme usage between 12:00 - 13:00  by Networx  14/08/2010  12:00 - 12:59  224 KB/s  1.94 KB/s  789 MB  6.84 MB  796 MB
So 796 MB  in a 1 hour period. Plusnet  usage shows as my initial post aprox 287 mb up until 21:30. I would  just like to know if networx is reliable or is plusnet usage reliable, I am not concerned by todays stats as they are in my favour, but am concerned at the usage of nearly 20gb peak time in my last billing month, have never ever got this close, got first warning email aprox 10 days after last billing period started.
Regards, Alan
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

If this report is correct
14/08/2010  12:00 - 12:59  224 KB/s  1.94 KB/s  789 MB  6.84 MB  796 MB
You were downloading at an average rate of about 1800kbps over that whole hour - are you aware of doing anything which could cause that.
Are you networked to any other computers/PS3/X box etc.
alben
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

Daughters laptop was on and  connected  to spottify, Daughter was at work and assures that no downloads were timed , would not know how to.
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

Spotify is P2P so even if she isn't actively downloading something it could be using bandwidth
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,77918.0.html/
It is a very bandwidth hungry application in it's default setting, even when not actually listening to music. It stores all your listened to music and sends it out to others all the time when the application is running. The above link gives a few pointers on how to reduce it's bandwidth use and the best solution when not being used is to stop running the application or better still shut down the PC/Laptop it is running on!
Regarding your question on the different traffic figures between PN and Networkx, the PN figures are not updated in real time and data for say 10am -> 11am may not be added until 2 hours (or longr) after the period. It is very difficult to compare a small time frame due to the varied update periods on the PN figures. You can only really compare the full days data and you have to wait until you see totals for today before yu know the totals for the previous day are complete.
In addition, Networkx is recording all local network data which the PN figures will not include, this is especially true if you share drives between PCs or have a local file server, so I would expect the Networkx data to be always be higher.
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Re: networx v plusnet usage discrepancy ?

Sorry to come in on this late - I've been on a fortnights holiday.
Quote from: Peter
In addition, Networkx is recording all local network data which the PN figures will not include, this is especially true if you share drives between PCs or have a local file server, so I would expect the Networkx data to be always be higher.

That is only true if you don't set up NetworX correctly! See attached screenshot.
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