User comments on ISPs
  >> BT Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


  Print Thread
Standard User Fatlab
(regular) Fri 04-Mar-11 08:22:54
Print Post

BT Infinity Usage Tracker showing less than actual usage


[link to this post]
 
I've had Infinity in place for a week now and have been keeping a close eye on the useage as I cant risk being shut down to 1-2 Mb for 30 days.

I put a Netgear WNDR3700 in place of the supplied HH2 as I needed some aditional features, but one thing I like is the router tracks all I/O through the WAN port.

As of this morning the router is showing around 60Gb which given what I know I have downloaded is about where I would expect it to be. Looking on the BT website, my billing date is from 12th Feb (the original planned install date) and the service went live on 24th but the Broadband usage is only showing 10Gb.

Unless the reset date no longer aligns to the commencement of service (24th) or billing date (12th) it appears that the usage is significantly less than what was actually used. Most of the traffic is encrypted usenet but I would not expect that to have a bearing on whether the bandwidth is counted or not.

Internet Traffic Statistics
Start Date/Time: Thursday Feb 24 00:00:00 2011
Current Date/Time: Friday Mar 4 08:06:12 2011
Traffic Volume Left: 230 G 92 M 142 K
Counting Period Connection Time
(hh:mm) Traffic Volume (Mbytes)
Upload/Avg Download/Avg Total/Avg
Today 8:6 89.25 2,168 2,257
Yesterday 24:0 365.32 10,996 11,361
This week 128:10 6,499/1,083 25,635/4,272 32,134/5,355
This month 194:15 13,598/1,510 50,789/5,643 64,387/7,154
Last month 49:50 2.83/0.09 90.32/2.91 93.15/3.00

Any thoughts?

Regards

Dave
Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Mar-11 17:48:42
Print Post

Re: BT Infinity Usage Tracker showing less than actual usage


[re: Fatlab] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Fatlab:
Unless the reset date no longer aligns to the commencement of service (24th) or billing date (12th) it appears that the usage is significantly less than what was actually used. Most of the traffic is encrypted usenet but I would not expect that to have a bearing on whether the bandwidth is counted or not.

I was connected to Infinity on 17th February and being a new toy I was watching my usage. It reset itself to zero on the 1st March.

I guess usage is by calendar month rather than monthly from the date of connection

Standard User orly
(experienced) Sat 05-Mar-11 05:09:56
Print Post

Re: BT Infinity Usage Tracker showing less than actual usage


[re: Squirrel] [link to this post]
 
Believe it's calendar month yes.

edit: confirmed on BT forums http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-in-Home/Monthly-Allowa...

---
BT Infinity 8th July 2010
Connected to: P23 Kilmaine Road, Bangor, BT19 6DT (NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
25.5mbit down / 7.6mbit up

Previously:
BT Broadband, roughly 4mbit sync
4KM line / 54dB atten / 9dB SNR / Netgear DG834GT

Edited by orly (Sat 05-Mar-11 05:11:06)


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

  Print Thread

Jump to