Wifi problem

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Have to have wifi on to get on internet,if wifi is off cant get on internet. Used 3g in one day an wasnt using it. Really?
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Ted Barry

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  • very pissed off

Posted 2 years ago

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Bev, Champion

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I don't understand the problem. Is it that you cannot use the internet without WiFi and want to or that you used 3 GB in one day on Wifi but, did not use that much off WiFi?
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Ted Barry

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When we turn off our wifi router our pc has no internet connection . We were testing out different combos of whats using do much gigs. We were 10 yrs with hughesnet with 15 gigs a month... never running out. We watched no movies ..youtube videos just normal use like we did with hughesnet and now in a week 10 gigs are gone. Totally unbelievable. Its saying we used 4 gigs last night while we were sleeping and having our router off
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Christine Conrad, Champion

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Turning off your router will prevent any devices from connecting to the internet, it is the thing that allows you to connect one or more devices to the internet. The only way you can get to the internet, assuming you do not have the new WiFi Exede modem, is to connect a single device using an Ethernet cable between the device and the modem.

As for big data users, do not connect DirecTV or Dishnet DVRs to your router, no NEST smart devices, and if using Windows 10, make sure you are using the "metered" setting, and that all the Apps that you don't really need are disabled. Also, smart phones are a big data hog. A strong password on your router is important, and make sure that you have changed the password that lets you adjust the router settings from the factory default.
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Ted Barry

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Ty for your reply . We live in the country and got rid of dish network and hughesnet when we got exede. We been with exede 3 months . We have their modem and netgear wifi router. I month we got it to last 3 weeks by only checking email and an hour a day job seeking then turning the pc off and wifi router. We get a descent signal with our phones so we can watch amazon and netflix on tv. We havent used 6 G yet in 2 weeks. Not a big deal atleast we can check email and other things on liberty pass. Ty for your tim responding