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Mobile data consumption

asked 2015-05-01 08:07:46 -0500

Hello, I'm using Fedora 21 on my laptop. When I create hotspot WiFi from my phone, it seems to just endlessly eat as much data as it can... It is huge problem when I have just 1.5 GB data limit. Any suggestions how to fix this?

Martin

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answered 2015-05-03 10:08:49 -0500

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You can start by looking at what's currently running on and connected to your system. Commands like: ps and top will give you a list of running processes whereas with something like netstat you can see your network connections. Try to determine if a particular program is eating away data in the background. You can also check out System Monitor for both processes and for a view of how much data has gone across your network.

Since you're on a limit you might check out something like NTM - Network Trafficking Monitor as it can monitor and auto-disconnect when a threshold has been reached. [Link: http://netramon.sourceforge.net/eng/i... ]

For general browsing, you could potentially try using a browser extension like Adblock Plus to prevent advertisements from running and eating away data.

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