GPS map updates

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Trying to update Garmin GPS maps during LNFZ. Tried numerous times and always same problem. Download speed fluctuates from approx. 400kbs down to 10kbs, never any higher. I left it downloading for over an hour and it's always the same. Finally just stopped it and gave up. I check my connection speed and it is always good around 11mbs. Never had this problem before. Map updates are up to 6GB. Updates would take way over the 5 hr LNFZ time. I've tried the "clean boot" method to see if any background programs are interfering and found nothing. Tried 2 different computers. Searched the Garmin sites, no help there.   It's got me stumped. Anybody have any ideas as to what the problem could be ??

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I update my Garman maps every three months, or when new updated maps become available. I have never had any problem with them downloading, the download normally takes 45 minutes. My speed is normally in the 14 to 19 Mbps range. I am on the Liberty Plan, so I normally do the updates during the mid day time. Speeds at night during the LNFZ free zone are typically very slow, since so many are doing the scheduled downloading of games and flix.
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The servers might undergo maintenance at night. You'd need to ask Garmin about that, and might have to do the updates at another time or, on a free public wifi someplace.
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This is a repost but it proves you can't always trust software to adhere to its settings.

I had my Garmin Express update software not follow restrictions on when to update:


I checked my remaining  allowance this morning and seen another large chunk of data gone !

This would have fallen somewhere between a Mystery and one of those Conundrums we hear about.

A peek at Glaswire shows that despite settings to the contrary Garmin Express (GPS updater) hit me twice in the last 30 days.

Moral of the story: If you are missing data don't depend on program settings and have some type of monitoring program installed.


Settings set to 2am to 8am:


Glasswire shows two Garmin Express hits in the past 30 days:


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Appreciate the replies....
I'm beginning to think the problem is on my end.  I liked the looks of that Glasswire program so I decided to try it.  The download was only 500 -600 kbs and it stopped 3 times.  I had to pause it and restart it 3 times to finish the download.  If I do a speed test it always shows good speed around 11MBS but my downloads are much much slower than that.  Still trying to figure it out !!
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At the risk of sounding snarky, you could do what I do. Drive to your local library. Most likely they will have a good and free connection.

Really, I'm not being sarcastic. 
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Yep, I thought about the library or maybe Mcdonalds,  I guess that will probably be my next move.  I communicated with the exede techs and they said my speed was good (I already knew that).  They told me to bypass my router and that their engineers determined I have 11 devices on my account.  I have no idea what devices they are talking about.  It's only my wife and me using laptops most of the time and maybe a cell phone or 2.  Unless they count any relative or friend who has stopped by at one time or another over the past few years and got on my home network while visiting.
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 liked the looks of that Glasswire program so I decided to try it

Here is a couple of tips I found to help get the most from Glasswire. Some folks have complained that the thing is hard to navigate:

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Appreciate the info...... I was actually looking at the glasswire program when I received this message.  So far it looks pretty good. I am contemplating buying the basic program.  Lots of useful info....
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I never tried the paid version. The free version seems to provide the info I needed to keep tabs on who, what, when and where while using a data capped service.


EDIT:

I have another post in another topic related to data loss if you care to read it:

https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/still-having-issues-after-a-year-getting-help-from-exede-cu...


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Yeah, that's the same thing I was thinking about the Free Glasswire.  I believe it will provide all the info I need.  Sure, I'll check out the other article..... Thanks
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Only drawback with free version I just noticed is it shows how many devices are on my network but no other details like the device's IP & MAC, unless I'm overlooking something.  On second look I don't even think it is telling me how many devices because it's been showing 2 since yesterday and I know there is at least 4 devices on now.
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You should be able to glean that information from your routers GUI under Attached Devices.




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Found it.... Thanks