Upstream data usage

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Hi - over the last few days my upstream data has blown out with no change in how I'm using the net via our cable broadband connection. Any ideas what I can do or check to find out what is going wrong?


geek_zeffin1, May 28, 9:14 pm

one of your computers has a virus that is sending out spam or some one has installed dropbox (or similar cloud storage) and is currently uploading gigabytes of data

geek_king1, May 28, 9:19 pm

Running a torrent client?

geek_r.g.nixon, May 28, 9:28 pm

No torrent client. and run malware etc check. Any other options to consider - faulty modem possible? Thanks

geek_zeffin1, May 28, 10:39 pm

Have you changed the default admin password on your router?
Have you disabled remote access to it?
Are you using WPA2 wifi encryption with a 12+ character password?

Turn off all your devices: phones, computers, xbox, Wii, TiVo, TV, NAS. Then ask your ISP to check if usage is still happening over the next hour or so.

geek_r.g.nixon, Oct 8, 10:18 am

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