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Posted: 6/15/2014 4:39:46 PM EST
Neighbor works for ISP. She said she talked to a guy at work who can access the data. She said my address used 2TB of data in May.

She also said most of the data usage was from 1am to 2am.

No fucking way I or my family uses that much. Lots of netflix and hula. I download a few hundred MB of data a few times a month for my monthly DJ mixes.

Is someone stealing my bandwidth or is my ISP wrong about the amount?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:03:39 PM EST
Call and tell them you think it's leaking on their side the meter lol
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:09:05 PM EST
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Your computer may have a program on it hijacking it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:31:02 PM EST
Maybe the NSA was downloading his porn collection
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:45:53 PM EST
You are looking at around 150mbps of download speed to get 2TB in 31 day (or 31 hrs if most of it is happening between 1 and 2 am). What download speed are you paying for?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:52:41 PM EST
Are you using one of those cloud backup services by chance?
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 5:57:01 PM EST
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Nope. All computers are off at night.

Phones use wifi but mine shuts off wifi if the screen is off. Wifes does not.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 7:11:51 PM EST
If all of your computers were off at the time, and you're sure the phones weren't accessing the network, I would next check your access point. Are you certain that your wireless access point has wireless encryption enabled? If not, one of your neighbors within range might have been accessing your network.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 7:24:17 PM EST
Sounds like much porn was downloaded.
Link Posted: 6/15/2014 9:04:40 PM EST
Thanks for reminding me I needed to test my lines again.



Didn't quite hit a full 2TB, though...

In all seriousness, 2TB is quite a bit for personal residential bandwidth. Check your network for leaks and security holes, both on wireless and wired segments. Changing your passwords only takes a couple minutes. My residential ISP would charge me about $874 on top of normal service for a 2TB month.

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 1:53:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 2:38:04 AM EST
Do you have any kids old enough to know what a torrent is?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 11:30:08 AM EST
One month my phone started getting really hot and the battery went to hell. By the end of the month it had used 20GB of data. It turned out that my email app had a bug and wouldn't stop re downloading my emails. You might want to install some data usage apps on your mobile devices just to see if anything is happening behind the scenes.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 11:46:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DsrtEgl50:

In all seriousness, 2TB is quite a bit for personal residential bandwidth. Check your network for leaks and security holes, both on wireless and wired segments. Changing your passwords only takes a couple minutes. My residential ISP would charge me about $874 on top of normal service for a 2TB month.

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+1 doesn't sound like you are the one using all that bandwidth. Check your network and see what devices are connected at 1am.

If you're running wireless and someone motivated enough can collect enough packets they will eventually break in. Someone could be using a pc on your network for file sharing as well.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 11:53:57 AM EST
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Thanks for reminding me I needed to test my lines again.

http://i57.tinypic.com/jal9i9.jpg

Didn't quite hit a full 2TB, though...

In all seriousness, 2TB is quite a bit for personal residential bandwidth. Check your network for leaks and security holes, both on wireless and wired segments. Changing your passwords only takes a couple minutes. My residential ISP would charge me about $874 on top of normal service for a 2TB month.

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I just got a courtesy call about nearing my 300GB data limit. I never knew there was a cap on residential service This is the first month after we dropped cable for Netflix. Greedy Comcast
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 12:13:17 PM EST
Why is your neighbor able to access your account details?

Shouldn't they actually contact you through official means?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 12:23:54 PM EST
That's a lot of midget/doneky pr0n!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 1:43:02 PM EST
That's why I have business class. I've done 1.5 TB in a month and nobody says anything.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 3:53:33 PM EST
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Nope
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 3:53:52 PM EST
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One month my phone started getting really hot and the battery went to hell. By the end of the month it had used 20GB of data. It turned out that my email app had a bug and wouldn't stop re downloading my emails. You might want to install some data usage apps on your mobile devices just to see if anything is happening behind the scenes.
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Data usage is capped for wife and data at 2GB/m
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 3:54:28 PM EST
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Why is your neighbor able to access your account details?

Shouldn't they actually contact you through official means?
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They work for my ISP. It was not them who accessed it, it was another department.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 1:27:07 AM EST
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Data usage is capped for wife and data at 2GB/m
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Originally Posted By gcw:
One month my phone started getting really hot and the battery went to hell. By the end of the month it had used 20GB of data. It turned out that my email app had a bug and wouldn't stop re downloading my emails. You might want to install some data usage apps on your mobile devices just to see if anything is happening behind the scenes.


Data usage is capped for wife and data at 2GB/m


Are you talking about mobile data or when connected to wifi?

Most phones now have an auto learn function. Based off of what cell towers it connects to or gps if it is on it will turn wifi on and scan for near by wifi networks that are saved in your phone.

It is only one theory. If you are physically shutting off your computer (not just hibernate or sleep) that rules those out. If your phone is not connected to the wifi, and you are sure of that. Then that leaves only one other option... Someone else is connecting to your wifi.

I recommend going to your computer. type ipconfig into a command prompt to find out what your router is. It should be something like 192.168.1.1 then go to your internet browser and type that address in. Once you log in you can see who all is connected to your wifi.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:25:18 AM EST
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Are you talking about mobile data or when connected to wifi?

Most phones now have an auto learn function. Based off of what cell towers it connects to or gps if it is on it will turn wifi on and scan for near by wifi networks that are saved in your phone.

It is only one theory. If you are physically shutting off your computer (not just hibernate or sleep) that rules those out. If your phone is not connected to the wifi, and you are sure of that. Then that leaves only one other option... Someone else is connecting to your wifi.

ETA: Those were wifi connections. Desktop is wired. Was not my phone, might of been the wifes phone, not sure of the other one.

I recommend going to your computer. type ipconfig into a command prompt to find out what your router is. It should be something like 192.168.1.1 then go to your internet browser and type that address in. Once you log in you can see who all is connected to your wifi.
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Originally Posted By gcw:
One month my phone started getting really hot and the battery went to hell. By the end of the month it had used 20GB of data. It turned out that my email app had a bug and wouldn't stop re downloading my emails. You might want to install some data usage apps on your mobile devices just to see if anything is happening behind the scenes.


Data usage is capped for wife and data at 2GB/m


Are you talking about mobile data or when connected to wifi?

Most phones now have an auto learn function. Based off of what cell towers it connects to or gps if it is on it will turn wifi on and scan for near by wifi networks that are saved in your phone.

It is only one theory. If you are physically shutting off your computer (not just hibernate or sleep) that rules those out. If your phone is not connected to the wifi, and you are sure of that. Then that leaves only one other option... Someone else is connecting to your wifi.

ETA: Those were wifi connections. Desktop is wired. Was not my phone, might of been the wifes phone, not sure of the other one.

I recommend going to your computer. type ipconfig into a command prompt to find out what your router is. It should be something like 192.168.1.1 then go to your internet browser and type that address in. Once you log in you can see who all is connected to your wifi.


I am on my desktop now. Router shows 2 MAC connections. It showed 3 when I was checking my phone but now it doesn't because my phone is locked (and wifi is off). I will see what the 2 MACs are later. My TV connects to wifi but it is off. Everything else is hardwired. If I can figuire out how to see the MAC of my TV, MAC filtering will be enabled.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 3:16:45 AM EST
Check the stickers on the back of your TV, the MAC addres should be printed on a sticker.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 10:19:44 AM EST
I am sure this might be out of scope, but just because it shows as your TV's MAC may not mean it is your TV. If I were to steal 2TB of data I would surely spoof my MAC address with something already on your network.

Flip side of that it might be a TV downloading stuff.

Depending on your router you might be able to see what device is using what data and how much.
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