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charlieheard wrote: »
I switched to Networx, which collates all PCs usage very simply, is able to ignore WiFi usage between PCs and has an easy option to set unmetered usage. I wouldn't go back to Netmeter.
andrew164 wrote: »
I recently installed a bandwidth meter that I downloaded at the following sitehttp://www.thinkbroadband.com/tbbmeter.html
I've had it on my desktop pc for several days and it seems very good.
AlTeREgO wrote: »
Thanks for the tip. Networx works and can monitor your router (if it's reasonably up-to-date) which allows you to view all your traffic, including Wi-Fi devices like laptops, tablets and gaming consoles.
charlieheard wrote: »
Router monitoring a fairly recent addition, but my Netgear DG834G router can't use it. It means that our PCs are the only things monitored and all the smartphones, etc are ignored...
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squeaky wrote: »
It took me ages to find this! I went onto mybt and went through gawd knows how many pages trying to find out what my usage was and couldn't find a page that would tell me - not even in "manage your broadband" blah blah blah...
LOTS of blah blah blah...
Finished up on live chat (which my Firefox really didn't like so I had to use Internet Exploder <spit>) and after "chatting" to two different people was called by a supervisor who ALSO couldn't tell me how to find my usage - so I got passed on to yet another section.
It took another ten minutes before she finally pointed me to thinkbroadband and the download for their monitor programme.
According to my brand new monitor I had used 0KB in the past month. Really? So I'm now waiting for yet another call back from BT.
Just checked it again and there's clearly a delay before it picks up the data because I now have an honest to goodness reading for my usage. I was going to try and cancel the call back until I realised that the monitor was showing one full gigabyte LESS usage than their billing people told me about. So I'll wait for the call and try and find out why there's a discrepancy. Nope! It's actually showing me KB's since starting today and not gigs in the billing period. So it's not picking up data from BT... which is what I actually want to know. They've told me directly - I've used 6.2GB but nowhere can I source THAT information for myself. I must be missing something somewhere, but then, so must their customer help people because nobody has been able to tell me where *I* find that same info.
<sigh> It shouldn't be this hard. That's over an hour now to do something that should take less than five minutes.
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