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Windows 7: Internet Hotspot on Iphone for Laptop Data Usage

16 Mar 2015   #1
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Internet Hotspot on Iphone for Laptop Data Usage

My internet currently cable internet is very very slow. I use it to check sites and play online poker. However internet has all these issues. I used my iphone to play by activating a hotspot for my laptop. The issue with this is im using at least 35mb/hour. I was told it shouldn't be using this much. I dont stream video or check much sites at all. Is there reason why its using up so much data? I have skype turned off as well. But i do have lot of processes turned on but those processes im sure are necessary in order for computer to work. I do have networx in my laptop that shows how much data i use.


Can someone tell me what i can do to make sure all my things are turned off so im just using data for online poker? Also data here is very expensive which is why i ask this and obviously i dont like playing online poker with my data plan as you use it up really easily.


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16 Mar 2015   #2
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay so apparently i had dropbox syncing so i turned that off. I use avast but can someone tell me how i turn updates off with avast? i guess thats whats eating up my data on my phone when i use it on laptop? Does just disabling the avast solve the issue or i have to do something else? Because i been disabling avast when doing this but i still seem to use quite a bit of data...


Can someone tell me what i need to do in avast?
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16 Mar 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Turning your AV program off is not such a swift idea. You could use another AV program (e.g. MSE) that does not bombard you with updates. But some people would say that MSE is inferior to Avast - matter of opinion.
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17 Mar 2015   #4
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

But is it bad idea to have both mse and avast? So dl MSE again but only turn it on when i use my data on my phone and turning avast off? So if i turn avast off... then mean no data come from it right? The other thing is maybe dropbox is causing lot of data? I just checked and it syncs all the time. How do i know what other programs i have on thats using data then? I want ot make sure no data is turned on by other programs when i have to use my iphone for it. I use networx to check my data usage on laptop as well... turn that off too?
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19 Mar 2015   #5
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay so my wifi on laptop doesn't work but it works on my iphone. So at the moment, im using data plan from my iphone for my laptop by connecting to my personal hotspot.


However...how do i connect to wifi only on my iphone without using the data? Thus only using the data on my laptop? The reaosn i ask this is b/c certain sites i visit, it uses a ton of data... basically i will use around 300mb an hour b/c certain sites i visit refreshes/updates a lot. So i rather do this on my iphone since the wifi works and i won't use up any data on it.


Can someone tell me how i can do this? Thus have my personal hotspot turned on with my iphone, then i do certain things on my laptop that does'nt use much data... but check the sites i need to that update on my iphone and make sure it uses wifi and not any of my data?
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