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    Monthly BW being eaten

    Hi all

    Ok this is my setup.

    I am using a program called route sentry to split two ADSL account on one line. I.E split the local traffic to run against one account and international BW to run against another account.

    We sort of have to do this in SA as we have BW restrictions so what most of us do is get a 3G int account and then purchase a cheap 30G local only BW account so we can download locally here.

    My issue is that, I do most things locally (downloading torrents, gaming etc).

    However on my international account there already has been 500megs dl/uploaded.

    I am trying to figure out what is using international bandwidth on my computer.

    I am pretty sure that the program is routing the traffic correctly otherwise the INT account will be much higher usage.

    I dont have a FW installed besides windows. Would this make a difference to isntall this?

    Some peeps suggested netlimiter and generate reports on a dialy basis so I can see what is using it? I got NT isntalled but dont see any reporting function?

    Getting abit worried as to who is using my BW.
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    There are some free tools here that let you get reports/information from the log files:

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html

    Is it a wireless or a wired connection? and is it password protected? My account is password protected but it is set by the ISP to the account name and you can't change it

    My immediate suspicion would be applications that are automatically looking for updates, or you have missed setting something to a local connection?

    These may help?

    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/N...e_Monitor.html

    http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract....r&docid=598029

    http://www.rokario.com/products/bandmon/2-0/

    http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

    There are loads of pay for products that have a trial period. That should be enough for you to find out what is going on?
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    Hey Nihil,

    Thanks for the help.

    I installed a firewall and set it to ask the user for permission when an app whats to connect to the net.

    I have checked my BW logs and it is only using around 100 megs a day on international, now that is where it is supposed to be.

    The certain apps that wanted to connect to the internet and I denied were.

    dwn, AInap (ATI software), java, winrar, WMP, VMware,

    Something I dont know which I will google are

    Application: C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe

    Why do all the apps try and connect to the internet? Do they eat up my BW by jsut connecting to their servers? Crazy stuff?

    Answer to your questions: Wired and password protected.

    I will check your links out,



    Thanks
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    CCC also seems to try and connect on a regular basis ...
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