Mirroring, does it use up data?

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I always download movies to a tablet and then later mirror them to a tv to watch on a bigger screen, does this use data? I usually disconnect the ethernet cord going from the modem to the router. The few times I tried with the modem being left in, the lights on the modem flash the same as if you are using the internet. I have asked other techs this question and they don't think it does but with the lights flashing on the modem, does that mean anything?
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Mark

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The lights always flash to some degree on the Modem even when not in use.  If your sending content that you have stored on your laptop to your TV that would not use the internet.
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Mark, when you mirror from your tablet to a smart TV there is no data used by your internet connection. The data is transferring through your router on your home network.

The lights on the modem will flash even when you are not using the internet. The bottom light is showing communication between your router and the modem, just confirming that the connection between the two is good. The Tx and Rx lights on the modem flash regularly as the modem and the satellite check that they are communicating, however this data is not counted against your data usage.
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Thanks, that clears things up.