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Hi My broadband speed is slowing down recently. contacted my provider and he said one of my devices is eating up my data allowance at higher rate is there a way to find out which device it is? th… Read More
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi
My broadband speed is slowing down recently. contacted my provider and he said one of my devices is eating up my data allowance at higher rate
is there a way to find out which device it is?
thanks in advance
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
If you log on to your router there should be an activity log showing that devices are using the router and how much data is being used.
#2
Log onto your router -
review "connected devices"
It usually shows the volume of data

Finding your router can be fun - I'm "old school" so I do it the old fashioned way;
from a windows command line type
ipconfig

whatever the "default gateway" is, often is the best address to try
From a browser type the IP address in the address bar,
usually four numbers (less than 255) separated by dots, the most common ones are
192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (sometimes these end in 254 instead of 1)

Log onto the router - the admin account password is often printed on a label on the back.

Routers of different manufacturers display varying degrees of information, mine is from my local cable network supplier and is especially reluctant to spill the beans,

It tells the *overall* traffic, but not by interface, what it *will* do is tell what devices are connected - you should be able to account for every interface you see.

The other way is to switch the router off, and see who in your household complains the most.
#3
I'd be a little less concerned with someone using lots of data, and a little more concerned that your ISP is limiting your connection because of it. This isn't the dark ages.
#4
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I'd be a little less concerned with someone using lots of data, and a little more concerned that your ISP is limiting your connection because of it. This isn't the dark ages.

the problem i got is it hogging up my bandwidth and reducing my speed (from 80mbps to about less 20mbps)
so need to find out which one is taking all my bandwidth
#5
thanks mate
will follow your process
do u know anything about netstat details

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Log onto your router -
review "connected devices"
It usually shows the volume of data

Finding your router can be fun - I'm "old school" so I do it the old fashioned way;
from a windows command line type
ipconfig

whatever the "default gateway" is, often is the best address to try
From a browser type the IP address in the address bar,
usually four numbers (less than 255) separated by dots, the most common ones are
192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (sometimes these end in 254 instead of 1)

Log onto the router - the admin account password is often printed on a label on the back.

Routers of different manufacturers display varying degrees of information, mine is from my local cable network supplier and is especially reluctant to spill the beans,

It tells the *overall* traffic, but not by interface, what it *will* do is tell what devices are connected - you should be able to account for every interface you see.

The other way is to switch the router off, and see who in your household complains the most.
#6
change your wifi router password and then reconnect devices one at a time with the new password, while monitoring the usage through your router's statistics.
#7
"Netstat" is another command line utility - it lists the active conversations on (just) your computer - it *could* be that you have a rogue process (file sharing/ P2P?) which is letting everyone and their dog take data *off* your PC rather than you bringing data *onto* it

Something worth asking is; do you have any adolescents in teh household who might have installed such software unbeknown to you? Another is; do you have iTunes/Spotify etc, which might be trying to sync your multimedia services with a host - that would all eat away at your bandwith

Finally (and a rather obvious candidate) would be media streamers (iPlayer/ Tivo/ BTTV etc which would be downloading video content over internet

Something which you might want to look at is "wireshark" which identifies traffic on your network - and could point to activity which might not be immediately obvious.

The details are rather to detailed to go into here, but there's plenty of info on t'internet.

Hope that helps

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