Looking for help with data questions?

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We know managing a metered data plan can be a challenge, when 'the internet' seems to come up with new ways every day to consume more data with or without our knowledge. To help, we've put together a new page that collects articles and videos to help manage your data more effectively. You can see it here.
BTW: These are pretty short videos that don't use a lot of data!
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Posted 2 years ago

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Russtytrucker

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Very helpful tips! I recommend a video about Windows 10 updates. If its not set up right computers can upload updates to other computers on the internet which will use up a lot of data fast.
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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Russytrucker. To prevent Microsoft from using your computer as a server,

Go to:

Settings,
      Windows Updates,
           Advanced Options
                Choose How Updates are Delivered
                    PCs on my local network
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Russtytrucker

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Thanks Steve, got it
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Steve, Thanks for the advice. It was helpful!
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Cathy Smith

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when i go to settings, windows updates, all i get is a small screen showing they are checking for new updates. i don't see advanced options, etc
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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Cathy, in that same box, under Update settings, the third line down is Advanced Options. Clicking on that brings up the options available. Choose how updates are delivered will give you updating options.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Russty,  thanks for your input. It is appreciated.
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Jim16

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Very simple answer.  The data meter is not in real time.  It can take many minutes to many hours to update your data usage.  Turning the Modem off for a few minutes or even a few months will show data used before you turned it off.  Simple.