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angelbear

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this issue has been ongoing for months, even after changing isp providers. we have six people in our household using the internet, with laptops, phones, ipads, game consoles, etc. we use WAY too much data every month. our plan allows 175GB and right now we are 11 days into the cycle and at 80%!!! we have tried telling everyone to watch what they are downloading/streaming, and have looked at each laptop to see if anything is running in the tray. i don't know what else to do......what about spyware? is there a good free monitoring tool that will tell me how much each device is using?
thanks for any help you can give me
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You could change the router password to stop them getting in Angelbear, have a read about it on these many links.

https://www.google.c...lient=firefox-a
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thats great if i want to block everyone completely, but once i give them the new password, the same problem will happen. we are at 120GB downloaded already on the 12th day of the month....not even halfway and our limit is VERY high, at 175GB. this does not seem normal to me!
opinions would be appreciated!!! thanks!
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The games consoles could be taking up a lot of bandwith and someone may even be download large files from a P2P site.

When someone wants to use a given device tell them to disappear while you log in to your router making sure that Connect Automatically is not ticked.

This way no one knows the password except you.

If you are paying the ISP then you have a right to say who goes on and when or simply divide the cost between them all.
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