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Windows 7: Network Connection Status Window

05 Dec 2010   #1
voidoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Network Connection Status Window

Hi all,
When you open the network connection status window it shows amongst other things the number of bytes sent and received for the session.
Is there some computer wizz out there who can tell me how accurate these figures are? Anyone with some insider knowledge?


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05 Dec 2010   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They are accurate. Windows counts all ingoing and outgoing traffic. Why do you ask?
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05 Dec 2010   #3
voidoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am asking because my ISP says that it is not accurate and cannot be relied upon even for a rough estimate. I have checked it against my router's readings and they match perfectly. I don't believe the ISP.
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05 Dec 2010   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Any traffic that originates from the PC or goes to the PC will be calculated correctly.
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05 Dec 2010   #5
voidoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Do you know of any Microsoft site that states that. It would really help if I had something definitive.
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05 Dec 2010   #6
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you attempting to dispute charges with your ISP? I will look it up, but I know for a fact that Windows accurately and effectively counts packets and sizes that are sent and received from the computer. If your router matches, that should be enough evidence.
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05 Dec 2010   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Your ISP is full of crap. Tell them to provide evidence and proof that Windows and your router do not accurately track data packets.
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06 Dec 2010   #8
voidoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Are you attempting to dispute charges with your ISP? I will look it up, but I know for a fact that Windows accurately and effectively counts packets and sizes that are sent and received from the computer. If your router matches, that should be enough evidence.
Yes I am attempting to dispute charges. The ISP says that any method of determining usage except for theirs is wrong and is unacceptable to them. I suspect that Windows is very accurate but I need something to that effect from say a Microsoft page to back it up.
Perhaps you could point me in the right direction?
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06 Dec 2010   #9
voidoid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Your ISP is full of crap. Tell them to provide evidence and proof that Windows and your router do not accurately track data packets.
Your right - they are full of crap. Actually, that is not a bad idea of yours to get them to disprove the accuracy of the Network Connection Status counter. Why should I have to prove it accurate when they are saying it is inaccurate. Especially as it perfectly matches the router figures.
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06 Dec 2010   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Exactly. And honestly, send MS an email, and they should be able to help out.
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