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MiFi Billing
carey262
Member

So I got a MiFi and I love it.  Absolutely awesome.

 

I noticed that when I share lots of data over the LAN via MiFi (When I have multiple computers connected to the MiFi), that the data exchanged over the LAN shows up as billable data.  Is this supposed to happen?

 

IE. I connect 2 computers to the MiFi and wirelessly exchange a1 gig file from one computer to the other via the MiFi's wireless LAN and I am billed for that 1 gig of data exchange, even though that data was not pulled over the WAN (or Verizon's 3G network).

 

People should especially beware if they are using a device like an Apple Airport Express to stream music over their a LAN.  

 

It doesn't seem like LAN data exchange should be billed, it is just plain wrong.

 

Can anyone confirm that this is accurate?

 

 

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Re: MiFi Billing
dave1812
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I love mine  too!   LAN data is NOT billable.  How have you determined that you suspect that it is?
Message Edited by dave1812 on 07-19-2009 12:56 PM
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Re: MiFi Billing
carey262
Member
I connected an airport express  to the MiFi network and streamed music from my itunes to the speakers connected to the airport express for several hours.  I then noticed that my billable time was over 3 gig the next day when I connected.  There is absolutely no way that I pulled that much data over the WAN, as I was just doing some minor internet browsing. 
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Re: MiFi Billing
dave1812
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First of all, some billable time comes in randomly.  Go to the DETAIL and see how much data was received during the time frame in question.  Also, you MIGHT have had something downloading updates that you didn't notice.  Another thing is if it was in wifi mode, rather than WWAN mode, another device MIGHT have connected in your home--a family member?  

 

The FIRST thing to do is check the detail of the billable time.  Work from there to figure out what might have sucked up that much data.  LAN data, like I said isn't supposed to be billable, regardless of the amount.

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