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Standard User gsoper
(learned) Sat 04-Jan-14 23:54:57
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How to determine usage on an unlimited package


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My parents were migrated to a Sky unlimited ADSL package from O2. I'm trying to work out if they'd be better elsewhere but to do so I need to know how much they're using. Their Sky account gives no usage information online, is there any other way of working it out? They have a number of non-computer devices using the connection so it's not possible to determine usage at the device level. Can you tell anything from the router?

Thanks,
Geoff
Standard User blinkbonny
(learned) Sun 05-Jan-14 11:47:52
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Re: How to determine usage on an unlimited package


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Try this

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/tbbmeter.html
Standard User gsoper
(learned) Sun 05-Jan-14 11:50:30
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Thanks but that's no good for the various non-computer devices they have. The NAS is the one I'm most interested in. I'm trying to work out if there's a way to work out its usage but if I could get it out of the modem, that'd be great!


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Jan-14 11:51:42
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Re: How to determine usage on an unlimited package


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In reply to a post by gsoper:
My parents were migrated to a Sky unlimited ADSL package from O2. I'm trying to work out if they'd be better elsewhere but to do so I need to know how much they're using. Their Sky account gives no usage information online, is there any other way of working it out? They have a number of non-computer devices using the connection so it's not possible to determine usage at the device level. Can you tell anything from the router?

This is an advantage of BT's service where they have a web page showing usage.

I would check on the skyuser.co.uk site to see if anyone has found a way of querying the Sky router/Sky Hub, but I think its a long shot as these routers are pretty dumb and don't have any visible statistic counters (or SNMP).

tbbMeter and similar tools only work for Windows PCs, don't help with mobile devices (tablets/phones) or game consoles that are now the big users of data.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 05-Jan-14 11:52:29
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Try this https://my.sky.com/mysky/myaccount/mybroadband/usage...


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Standard User gsoper
(learned) Sun 05-Jan-14 12:12:38
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That shows nothing on an unlimited package...
Thanks though!
Standard User gsoper
(learned) Sun 05-Jan-14 12:13:18
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They actually still have the O2 router if that helps...
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Jan-14 12:15:10
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In reply to a post by gsoper:
They actually still have the O2 router if that helps...

It would help since it does have a data counter. It will reset to zero if the router is rebooted or the PPPoA connection is lost, though.

Oliver.
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Jan-14 16:22:39
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The data tranfared figures shown in the routers stats aren't really that reliable, you may get more acturate results by guestimating usage
Standard User fabyon
(committed) Sun 05-Jan-14 17:02:28
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Unless they access the NAS from the web, there's no usage of internet data when it's routed through a local network even if the routing is done by the modem/router. If the NAS is not on the local network, basically somewhere else such as your place then disregard my post, please. wink

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