When is this new bird coming online??

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I have the top-of-the-line 25Gigs per month plan.  Yet I am warned that my data usage is over 70% a week before the end of the billing month.  I have no issue with speed.  It's the data usage.  I have never downloaded a movie.  I browse the web about 8 hours a day.  The computer is OFF the rest of the day/night.  Will this new bird solve my data use limitations?


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Jim McCoy

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Posted 9 months ago

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J&J

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Your data use has nothing to do with the source of your Internet.  If your data is disappearing, let us know what operating system you use and which Viasat modem or router is in use.
 
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Windows 7 Home Premium.  Viasat Surfbeam 2 model RM4100.

Will unplugging the modem when I turn off the computer for the day help?


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Yep, 8 hours, that's about .75 to 1 GB per day, assuming only 30 mins or so of video per week and Operating System and antivirus updates. No downloads other than those. So using 70% in 3 weeks or so is right for that.
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Thanks.  If you think that sounds right, OK.  But I don't think what is offered is enough to get me thru a month with no data issues.

Hoping getting on the new bird will solve this problem.


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James

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the overhead useage between the tria and modem is insane 
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What is a "tria"?  Should I unplug the modem when I turn off the computer for the day?


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Tria, LNB, and feed-horn are just a bunch of fancy names we use for that electronic thing on the dish that receives/transmits signals.
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Ah, thanks.  Never heard that term.  But being an old C-band (10 foot) TV dish user, I remember what an LNA is (Low Noise Amplifier).  :-)