Tautology Bandwidth Meter

  Jak_1 20:27 16 Nov 2006

An odd thing has occured, tautology shows me as having used 8.2GB of bandwidth in 20 hours. Given that I am still on a 512 connection I find this strange. I know for sure that I have only downloaded a max of 750MB but tautology shows this as being 4.09GB, similarly upload shows at 4.2GB; given that the VPN I use was down for 6 hours with no one uploading from me as from 8am this morning I ind these figures incredible.

Has anyone else had this sort of phenomenon happen? I use no other p2p network other than a VPN used only by 10 people with max simultaneous upload from me at 2 files per user.

  xania 20:29 16 Nov 2006

Just a suggestion - are both GB or is one Gb?

  Jak_1 20:47 16 Nov 2006

both GB.

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Thanks VoG™. Will dl that, I already have AVG 7.5 running in background and it does a full scan daily, also AdAwareSe, Spybot and Ewido. They have found nothing.

  Jak_1 20:58 16 Nov 2006

It's just that I find it somewhat far fetched to have used that on a 512 connection in less than 24 hours, if I was on 2GB + then yes.

  Newuser4165 21:50 16 Nov 2006

If you're running a small home network then any data transferred across the network will be recorded by tautology since it's measuring data running through the network adapter.

  octal 21:58 16 Nov 2006

Yep, sounds about right. It will show traffic even if you aren't using your connection, because the network card is connected the server will ask for it's serial number to make sure it's still there.

The only way to stop it is to pull the network plug or switch the computer off, that's why it's called 'always connected' Internet.

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