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Thu, Dec 31, 2020 10:00 AM

Can I track which devices are consuming my WiFi data?

I have a one TB of data per month under my current plan and recently I have been billed for data overages.  One TB of data seems like an enormous amount to consume in one month amongst a family of 5 people, and we have gone over 300 GB over this.

 

Is there a way I can track which devices are consuming the data?  I need to figure out a way to know which of my children is responsible and hold them accountable.

 

TIA.

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40 Messages

6 m ago

Of the top of my head. That setting should be in the router/moden.
Accessed by going to the device web page on listed on the box.
Accessed by going to the device webpage listed on the computer control panel network.
I think that's the best way to do it. You have to get kind of familiar with the device page and settings.
There are different options.
Schedule
Traffic monitor
Access control
I don't really want to answer this question right now.
I don't even know what type of device you use. And chances are. I don't use that type of a device. Spell check.
You also will not be able to get any data history until you actually activate it.
And data use may vary. One laptop computer in an office can list data use in 100 GB. Everything is online today.

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40 Messages

6 m ago

https://internetsecurity.xfinity.com
Also maybe check out this download page. It appears a lot of people make the same mistake dealing with overage charges. It works as long as your account is active. Just don't sign up for any additional packages. You are not required to open any other accounts. Last time I checked. And you should really read the instructions carefully. Sometimes the registration key and the installation files are on the bottom of the page after you confirm and complete that optional registration offer.
It's still there. Just difficult to find sometimes.

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23 Messages

6 m ago

What in the world is this person talking about?

Zone99

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5 m ago

So far, the only way I've found to do this is from logging into internet.xfinity.com for your network.  I got there by going on my modem, then Connected Devices->Devices and I saw this link:  http://xfinity.com/myxfi

 

That brought me to a page that shows 'Home Network Activity' but someone at Comcast didn't get the memo that graphs without axis labels are useless.

 

All this tells me is that last night, my wife, daughter and I were streaming at the same time.  It doesn't say how MUCH we were using.  (not sure the screenshots below will come through so I'm adding them as attachements as well).

 

x-total.jpg

 

It corresponds with a specific device I was using (Roku TV)

x-roku.jpg

 

But again, without labels, this is useless.  Comcast may have defined 'Very High' as 1GB.

 

I want to see usage in Gigabytes.

 

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