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As mentioned already a couple of times, in Belgium most ISP’s have a limit on the amount of data you can down- or upload on their network.

In the previous months I noticed the counter keeping track of the amount I’ve download returned really high values…

At my place we actually have a lot of electronics downloading data from the internet: 2 desktops, 3 portables, 5 cellphones, an ipod touch, a tablet, a television and a microwave (ok, not the microwave… 😛 )

In the past, when we were still using Dommel as our ISP, I actually didn’t hold track of our monthly download usage… Mostly it was something between 100-200GB’s… (yes, apparently my brothers youtube A LOT…).

But now, each month we’re put on smallband because we download 300GB+ of data…

No, that’s not even possible..

So, I started my investigation!

First, we need a bandwidth usage tracker.
I chose for Bitmeter OS from codebox.
I used this software packet in the past, and I now it’s pretty accurate…


So, halfway October, and it all seems correct…

Damn…

Extra twist in the story!
Last month I (temporarily) used another bandwidth meter…
Put it on the same 4 computers, and the result was astonishing: my mother’s account downloaded 90GB…
Never found an actual reason for this.

Believe me or not: I blame Skype!

We have a pretty good internet connection now, and my best explanation for using 100GB of bandwidth without our knowledge is Skype picking our computer (my mothers account) as being a supernode

But now, with BitmeterOS, and another month (I’ve blocked my mother’s account on the computer), things actually ARE correct…

Extra thought afterwards: not ONE, not even a good bandwidth meter, is able to to distinguish between traffic towards the world wide web  and data to my NAS…
So all results from above are actually pretty useless…

Bottom line: Telenet actually is correct, mendel is wrong (again)

Wonderful result after disabling skype on my mothers account: download usage for this month is only 74,20GB 🙂

So I’m happy again 🙂

Thx @ telenet for being the fastest!
I won’t complain about that for sure!

According to some providers in Belgium, you can’t download more than 200GB in 30 days legally…
Especially in my case, that’s not a good reason to put me on smallband… (yes, in belgium there’s something called “downloadlimiet”, a limit on the amount of data you can download from the internet…)

I was just browsing the web a bit tonight, and I stumbled upon some websites:

  • Arnej’s twitter account that links you to his free album – 238MB
  • Studio Brussel’s ibiza’s broadcast – 204MB
  • DJMag’s “top 100 DJ’s” of this year, which also gives away a free album. – 568MB

That’s about 1GB of music, completely free (and legal!)

Yesterday, because of my iTunes issue, I was forced to download a part of my podcasts again (about 10GB for only 2 subscriptions).

Not to mention the new release of W8 (iso+vhd), which is about 5GB each (x4)

 

Damned…

Pompom, eens een berichtje over dommel…
Ik zit dus ondertussen voor de 16de maand op rij bij dommel voor adsl, abbonement: netconnect.
4,6mbit down (waarvan in praktijk een 4-tal overblijft) – 0,448mbit up – 100gb limiet (’s nachts telt downloads maar 50% mee 🙂 )

Voordien heb ik altijd bij Belgacom gezeten… Dezelfde snelheden, maar wel met de belachelijke uitvinden genaamd “downloadlimiet”… Enjah, de komst van youtube en demo’s van 1+gb maakte dat ik iedere maand opnieuw weer naar smallband gegooid werd…
Heerlijk dat ik daar vanaf ben!!
Downloadlimiet is iets ZOOO belachelijk… Toen er zo is een petitie gaande was, iedereen in men omgeving verplicht om dat te tekenen! Mjah, zoiets help natuurlijk niet tegen de oudbollige verroeste grootmacht “Belgacom”…

Gelukkig is er “telenet” om conncurrentie op de markt te brengen… Maar die blijven ook hangen met hun downloadlimiet…

Dus, terug naar dommel…
Een degelijke snelheid (kan naar 12mb voor een eenmalige kost van 99€, maar vind ik precies nogal veel geld…), geen downloadlimiet (nog maar 1 keer er bijna over gezeten…

Me loves it 🙂