How to save your data from not getting eaten up to the customers!

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ok so ive been seeing people saying that there data has been drained completely. well ive gots to tips for you guys!!! :D ALL you have to do is follow these tips!!! aok??? :D now lets get started!!! :D

tip number 1. DO NOT!!! watch videos into HD. ONLY put it onto standard definetion onto netflix! that way it WONT eat up your data. ALSO when watching a youtube video... ALWAYS!!! i mean ALWAYS!!! PUT the youtube video into either 380p OR 480p!!! IF you put it into HD then itll just eat up your data.

tip number 2. ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR DATA THROUGH THE EXEDE WEBSITE OF WHERE YOU LOGIN!!! there you can see how much data youve been going through. IF you see an large amount of data drained then... itll probably be the video quality of what you are watching... like i said before. DO NOT!!! watch videos in HD ONLY in standard defenetion onto netflix or onto youtube ONLY onto 380p AND 480 NOT HD cause like ive said before... HD WILL ONLY DRAIN YOUR DATA!!!

tip number 3. KEEP TRACK OF HOW MANY DEVICES ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR WIFI!!! VERY IMPORTANT!!! ok so one thing people are ALWAYS having trouble is that. people tend to say theyve turned off ALL connected devices... well kinda NOT true... and kinda IS true... ok heres some examples... example 1. DISCONNECT ALL DEVICES FROM YOUR WIFI!!! AND yes that also means. TURN OFF your computer AND devices when your sleeping OR going onto vacation also. cause IF you DONT turn off your computer AND devices when your sleeping OR onto vacation. then while your computer is on OR in sleep mode. itll continue to download updates AND install updates. also when your going somewhere like out of the house to go shopping and stuff or onto vacation or sleeping... DISCONNECT ALL DEVICES FROM YOUR WIFI!!! yes this does INCLUDE your computer and also EVERYTHING that is connected to it. cause if you DONT then while your computer is in sleep mode then itll still continue to download updates and install updates while your sleeping or going out shopping or going onto vacation. and so on.

tip number 4. UNPLUG YOUR WIFI ROUTER FROM YOUR MODEM OR TURN OFF YOUR MODEM THAT IS CONNECTED VIA WIFI!!! ok so one thing is to do is that... when your going shopping or going to sleep or onto vacation... either you have a wifi router. you can simply unplug your wifi router from your modem so that ALL devices are NOT connected also IF you DONT unplug your router from your modem... while your on vacation or sleeping or going shopping. then MAYBE someone has hacked into your router and is eating all of your data up. OR on the other hand. ifyour modem has a built in wifi then id suggest turning OFF your modem that has wifi built in. then therefore. it wont eat up your data while your sleeping or going shopping or onto vacation.

THATS ALL I HAVE FOR YOU GUYS!!! :D HOPE YOU GUYS WILL FOLLOW THESE TIPS AND SO ON!!! :D ENJOY THE TIPS!!! :D THANKS FOR READING THIS!!! :D
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Truly sad you have to do all of this to keep your data from being eaten. I would also suggest unplugging modem, but think of this , when you come back from where ever, you turn everything on, you will still lose your data. Maybe turn off your updates?
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My modem and router are on 24/7/365. I have very strong passwords on both my networks and my router. I have all the apps in Windows 10 that I don't use turned off, internet connection set to "metered", cell phone WiFi set to off, no internet access allowed for my smart tv or DirecTV DVR. We don't watch movies or download lard files or games, and have set Facebook to NOT autoplay videos. We have our browsers with AdBloc Plus, and Flash Control to block the downloading of any ads or videos. We stay within our 10 GB per month most of the time, and am very happy with our Exede internet. Yes, this may not be your idea of how internet services should be, but living in the country is our choice, and there are some things that we have to give up to enjoy this lifestyle.
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I've often wondered if something like that is happening. Since I'm not the only one in the household, I can't always be 100% sure that when others tell me they haven't had any device hooked up to the wifi, or haven't been on the computer that I'm getting the whole truth. However, in months we have been away over half the month, I still have reached my limit. It doesn't seem to add up. I will be watching much more closely from now on, although it seems like there would be no recourse if in fact the data is being used up by Exede instead of by my household.
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The meter is not going to update if the modem is not in communication with the gateway.

As to having a counterpoint to what Exede claims for usage I suggest getting a router that tracks usage by device IP.

I have a Asus RT AC3100:




Considering that EVERYTHING, wired, wireless and internal router usage has to go through the router, it sure takes the mystery out of it.

Once you ID a given machine as high user load GlassWire on that machine for a closer look at what programs and background processes are using what and when.



The free version of GlassWire works very well for our purposes.



 
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^ this person is right :3 i agree with ya on that one :3
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You can claim whatever the heck you want but when literally my modem and the Dish itself have not been near a power source for nearly two months and exede claims I have used 87% of my Data for the month you tell me what is going on...... Sounds pretty fishy like Exede has a scam to fake the Data so as to upsell accounts.
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John, your modem must be powered up to get an accurate reading on the Exede meter. What you are seeing is what the usage was just before you powering down your modem. This has been discussed several times before on this forum.
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I"m gonna try that, great tips!
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your welcome :3
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For $70 a month I really should be getting better value than I had with my $10 a month dial-up.  I have one computer on and no wifi access to phones or TV and never watch videos, etc.  By the time I do some work, download email, browse a bit on Pintrest and do the monthly banking and shopping and after Win 10 does it's frequent updates (which I turn off until the end of the month) the 10 GB is long gone.  My passwords are strong but even if they weren't, I live out in the boonies and no one is around close enough to steal wifi.  I have software to monitor usage and it doesn't account for the fast disappearance of data.  It's still a mystery here, I'm sorry to say.
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I turn off my wifi whenever I'm not home.  If i leave it on overnight just a couple of days during my month, I've used up all 10 GB.  I NEVER watch videos on my computer, don't use netflix, and don't game over the internet.  It seems ridiculous to me that I am basically paying for 10 GB but can basically only check email and once in a while shop on the internet.  Yes, it's my choice to live in the country, but it also drives me crazy that if I lived in a different zip code, country or not, I could get 50GB per month for the same price as my 10.
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Like Christine above, I leave everything on 24/7/365. No one has ever been able to prove that turning things off actually saves data - it does however defer usage until powered back on. I often feel that turning things off might even exacerbate the problems - bad things tend to result when one party or the other misses a wake up call. 

Instead it's a matter of knowing how data is consumed without your knowledge and then eliminating any unwanted usage.

Christine offers some generic advice above - defering automatic updates at both the operating system and application levels, ad blockers, preventing autoplay videos or even worse pre-loaded videos (they don't play but are downloaded) - see my post below.

Only generic advice can be offered without knowing anything about your specific environment (e.g. router brand/model, devices and operating systems, browsers, etc.). Without knowing that, your best bet would be to peruse the recent data usage posts to see if any match your circumstances.

Once you determine where things are going, how and by what, unwanted data can be eliminated. Some even use strategies to still enjoy Netflix or other streaming services by downloading and recording movies during the late nite or early bird free zones using either NightShift or PlayOn. Even if on a Liberty Plan, Nightshift offers a strategy for them. See:

https://www.gonightshift.com/2016/01/5-reasons-your-liberty-plan-needs-nightshift/

That same strategy can be used with PlayOn.

It drives me crazy that many in my own ZipCode have both municipal water and sewers - despite the fact that my real estate taxes are being used to help pay off the bonds on those projects while I still pay for the proper maintenance of my well (softener, salt, rust inhibitor, and filters) and septic but without it one or the other or both would undoubtedly throw an embolism ;)   
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Good luck. I can only suggest you turn off your equipment when not in use. I can tell you from personal experience, we started off last month with nothing on but their modem and took 6 days with only using facebook and email to use up 10gb. I used their data usage site to check the progress of my data from work. I had nothing on but their modem and was using 2-3 GB and me not home. Their modem was updating and using my data. you can go to their Data Usage page to find out where your usage is going. https://myesvt.exede.net/eSVT/index.php I have been trying to get one answer to explain their data usage. It isnt what they tell you up front, that is for sure. Bait and switch at it's finest. I hope this helps you.
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we started off last month with nothing on but their modem and took 6 days with only using facebook and email to use up 10gb.
Finally a useful tidbit of information... while email would likely not be the culprit, Facebook might be (with the emphasis here on might)

See my reply over at:

https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/exede-price-gouges-because-they-know-they-can

regarding Facebook (as well as nearly every other site) moving to HTML5 media rather than Flash media, and the negative impact that the HTML5 pre-load behavior, which is a separate behavior than autoplay. Might be worth checking it out as a distinct possibility... since everyone on Facebook these days seems to want to share their home movies with the world.
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