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Offline router downloads

bertb
Grafter
Posts: 25
Registered: 12-11-2008

Offline router downloads

Just a question. What is my router downloading overnight or when I am not here.
For example Monday night  it downloaded ( I presume it was download but could be total use)
15.87KB. Presumably it also does this all day but only shows as free usage overnight.. I turn
the PC off overnight.
I'm not too bothered about this but what would happen if I disconnected the router O/N or
turned it off.
Bertb
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Re: Offline router downloads

Quote from: bertb
Just a question. What is my router downloading overnight or when I am not here.
For example Monday night  it downloaded ( I presume it was download but could be total use)
15.87KB.

This is likely to just be port scans and miscellaneous UDP/IMCP/TCP traffic. At such low volumes it's nothing to worry about (although you might want to consider switching on the server side firewalll in the Member Centre).
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I'm not too bothered about this but what would happen if I disconnected the router O/N or turned it off.

You shouldn't have any usage recorded against your account if the router's switched off.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
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bertb
Grafter
Posts: 25
Registered: 12-11-2008

Re: Offline router downloads

Thanks for the information. Up until now I have left the router powered up with the phone
line disconnected when we go away for more than a few days. I think I will just turn it off.
I don't use wireless otherwise I would have worked this out before now. I will look at the
firewall setup.
Regards
Bertb