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Internet bandwidth usage increase?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by madodel, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    I'm not sure if it is in fact the Model X, but I just received a warning from my ISP that I have used 75% of my capped bandwidth (750GB/month) for the month of March which is only half way done. Looking at the input/output stats for the past two months, beginning the week after I took delivery on Feb 3rd of my X, the data usage went from about a combined 5GB or less a day to over 30GB and as much as 40GB combined a day. With download and upload amounts about equal. Maybe it is a coincidence but daily usage began to climb the day I took home my X and I don't know of any other changes in Internet usage in my house around the same time. Has anyone else seen an increase in Internet usage since getting their X or S? I've turned off the wifi in the X to see if it makes a difference.
     

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  2. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I would be surprised if the X is using that much bandwidth, Tesla must be paying AT&T a lot of $$$. Who is your ISP, I have COX and always go over my 2TB monthly bandwidth, they don't care though
     
  3. Galve2000

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    one way to investigate is to stop using your home wifi with the car for the rest of the month.
     
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    I would change your wifi password as well just in case.
     
  5. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Also check activity monitor on Mac or network monitor on Windows to make sure you do not have any botnet or malware sending network traffic.

    Make sure you use WPA2 for wifi
     
  6. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Today I turned off wifi in the X just to see if over the next few days makes a difference.
     
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    You can use some Net traffic meter like NET Traffic Meter . Probably You need more sophisticated which can log traffic of other IP address of your home network.
     
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    I doubt that your Tesla is the culprit. I noticed no noticeable difference in usage when I got my Model S a year ago. As previously mentioned change your WiFi SSID and password.
     
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    I would strongly suspect you have acquired a "bot" on one of your home computers. These things are remotely controlled for use in denial of service attacks and the like. Run a good virus/malware scanner. Turn off all your computers in the house and turn them on one by one to find the culprit.
     
  10. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Apparently the timing was just bizarrely coincidental. After looking at my router logs the culprit was my NAS appliance. Somehow my NAS was hacked and being used as a PtP server. Now I need to spend time dealing figuring out how to fix this. Sorry for the false alarm, but it really looked strange that the bandwidth began to rise the same day I brought home my X.
     
  11. K-MTG

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    Oh wow, what kind of NAS do you use? I use to use a NAS (LaCie 5big NAS Pro) but later replaced it with a Mac Mini running OS X Server connected to a Thunderbolt Storage RAID rack.
     
  12. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    It is a Terra Master F2 with two RAIDed 4TB drives. I have an old Mac Mini sitting here but not sure how I could do RAID 1 on USB drives. I guess I could try connecting the Terra Master directly to the Mac Mini via USB. Not sure if the NAS supports that. Other than the unused Mac Mini I no longer have anything but Macbook Pros in the house. Anyway none of this is on topic so I'll figure it out somehow. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  13. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    You can do RAID 1 using Disk Utility on Mac (which will create a software RAID). You can also mount the Terra Master as a network device on your Mac Mini and use it with OS X server. I use the LaCie 8big Thunderbolt 2 which has a hardware RAID 5.

    Haha I am going off topic from Tesla forums
     
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    Note to self. Tesla should advertise in computer blogs not car blogs. If they ever need to advertise.
     
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