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Usage Breakdown

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Usage Breakdown

What is the purpose/reason for a list of a users broadband breakdown into a list such as Web,e-mail,Gaming,streaming etc ?
Everyone will have an allowance on what they use so if the total used can be displayed at any time why is it broken down further ? and how accurate is it ? for example I have sent and received a number of e-mails this month but looking at the breakdown list nothing is showing ?
None of this is a problem just curious  Smiley
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RPMozley
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Re: Usage Breakdown

Well, it can give you an indication of whether your traffic is being correctly identified (& prioritised), without the use of a wireshark capture. Especially useful when you can't run wireshark on a device.
Also helpful for people to change their usage patterns if they regularly reach their monthly allowance.
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Re: Usage Breakdown

Or a rough and ready idea if your WiFi is being hacked when you see excessive traffic on a category you don't normally use much.

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