Access To Detail Useage Logging Info

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When my account was first set up, I could view a log of usage (instance versus time log). Now, all I can access is the rollup for the month. How can I get access to the detail logging data to diagnose why usage is high?
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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I had been a Wildblue subscriber from 2008 until 2012and an Exede subscriber since 2012, and I don't ever remember being able to see detailed usage information from them. Hughesnet does provide that information to its subscribers.
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I have been internet subscriber like you and about the same time frame for Wildblue and Exede.  I have never seen detailed usage either. I have SRT and NetWorkboth running in my taskbar. Can keep track of usage that way but they don't break it down.
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I want to try buying a router that has on it which should give much more detailed information along with which computer is utilizing the bandwidth...
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I am currently using a router with DD-WRT preinstalled and I know it has support for SNMP and I believe you can install some software which will allow to get much more detailed information about bandwidth usage (see:

I haven't tried it yet though.. but I'll be sure to post back if I do.
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I would love to be able to see hour by hour usage.  It can't be that hard to do.  It sure would be useful.  My billing cycle just started yesterday and already 1 GB is used.  We were hardly on-line at all yesterday.
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Satellite Restriction Tracker (SRT) is a third party program that runs on your computer and periodically reads Exedes usage totals.  You can set it to read hourly.  The free version only works while your computer is on, but for a small fee you can have your usage monitored 24/7 whether your computer is on or not.  I find the free version to be more than adequate for my purposes. 
Networx is another approach that provides an independent measurement of data usage.  HMC1940 pointed out both of these and they are good suggestions.

I also like Bitmeter II as it provides real-time data on usage and speed.
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One of the things I like about Networx is I have it set up to tell me how many MB I can use a day which helps me not to go over.
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Switching to Hughes Gen 4, supposedly they have an app that you use for up to the minute useage.

70 Gig for streaming, unlimited browsing and email, free zone, maintenance plan 119 a month.

15 mbs download 2 up.

I can deal with 25G but why, like the early cell phones 30 min a month unlimited on weekends, not anymore.  Excede is going to be taking a hit when customer are out of contract..
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Isn't 50 gigs of that 70 gigs bonus bytes from 2am to 8am?
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I was going to say...HughesNet does not have a free zone anymore...they used to but that was a long time ago.  Now you are metered 24/7 you just have a larger allotment of data for over night then during the day
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If you really want up-to-the-minute statistics on your use...  well.. you're out of luck.  However, you call poll your Surfbeam modem for what you have used, right up to the second. Go to and click the button for the modem.  There are 2 entries there that show your total upload bytes and download bytes and this is live.

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