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infinitytec
Scratcher
500+ posts

Data saving tips?

My family recently switched from a slow (about 750Kbps, often unreliable, but unlimited ISP to a satellite ISP that is significantly faster but we only get 20 GB of high-speed data (up to 25Mbps) with an additional 50 off peak hours. After using the high-speed data up, we are slowed to about 1-3Mbps. I want to stretch the high speed data as far as possible. Any tips?

I was also thinking about Free Download Manager. Anyone know about it?
https://www.freedownloadmanager.org

Last edited by infinitytec (Dec. 30, 2017 21:32:07)

Jonathan50
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Data saving tips?

Wow, I didn't know you could get satellite internet! (Do you mean KBps and MBps or Kbps and Mbps?)

Use a blocker like uBlock Origin if you don't already, and avoid regularly clearing your cache.

Last edited by Jonathan50 (Dec. 30, 2017 21:23:52)

infinitytec
Scratcher
500+ posts

Data saving tips?

Jonathan50 wrote:

Wow, I didn't know you could get satellite internet!
Yep. It's pretty cool. However, it does introduce some latency, and since so much traffic has to go through one satellite, they usually have a data limit (ours is not hard, though).
(Do you mean KBps and MBps or Kbps and Mbps?)
Yeah. Fixed.
Use a blocker like uBlock Origin if you don't already, and avoid regularly clearing your cache.
Yep! I'm going to make sure everyone does.

Last edited by infinitytec (Dec. 30, 2017 21:36:50)

TheGamer-
Scratcher
100+ posts

Data saving tips?

Only stream video at lower qualities would probably be the biggest difference for me personally, but otherwise 20gb seems pretty good as long as you don't download larger programs/games often (as a single game can be 20gb+). Facebook/etc can eat data though well

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TheUltimatum
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Data saving tips?

Setup a pihole in your house to blackhole dns requests to tracking domains.
NitroCipher
Scratcher
100+ posts

Data saving tips?

infinitytec wrote:

My family recently switched from a slow (about 750KBPS), often unreliable, but unlimited ISP to a satellite ISP that is significantly faster but we only get 20 GB of high-speed data (up to 25MBPS) with an additional 50 off peak hours. After using the high-speed data up, we are slowed to about 1-3MBPS. I want to stretch the high speed data as far as possible. Any tips?

I was also thinking about Free Download Manager. Anyone know about it?
https://www.freedownloadmanager.org

Sorry man. What country do you live in? You might want to check out this chrome extension by google https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/data-saver/pfmgfdlgomnbgkofeojodiodmgpgmkac?hl=en

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infinitytec
Scratcher
500+ posts

Data saving tips?

NitroCipher wrote:

infinitytec wrote:

My family recently switched from a slow (about 750KBPS), often unreliable, but unlimited ISP to a satellite ISP that is significantly faster but we only get 20 GB of high-speed data (up to 25MBPS) with an additional 50 off peak hours. After using the high-speed data up, we are slowed to about 1-3MBPS. I want to stretch the high speed data as far as possible. Any tips?

I was also thinking about Free Download Manager. Anyone know about it?
https://www.freedownloadmanager.org

Sorry man. What country do you live in? You might want to check out this chrome extension by google https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/data-saver/pfmgfdlgomnbgkofeojodiodmgpgmkac?hl=en
USA
I'll check out that extension!

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