What is “Network Management and Testing” data usage category?
What is the data usage category “Network Management and Testing?” Whatever it is has accounted for 62% of my data usage this billing cycle. I run an internet signal/speed test on my network on occasion, which takes all of about 30 seconds, but there’s nothing running continuously to my knowledge. What is this?
What modem router combo are you using? If you are using a PANO modem, the Pano app will show you specifically what devices are connected, and what data they are using. Also, there are other routers out there that can do the same, but their number won't be accurate is they don't measure ALL data, only specific types of data.
Some routers have automatic speed tests they run periodically, but the router doesn't add that to the usage figures, and running speed tests let's say on a daily basis, can mean GIGS of data used, but not accounted for. Some people have their routers set to run them hourly, I cann't even begin to tell you how much data that uses!
Some routers are setup to perform DNS, and while they measure network traffic from each device, dns lookup information isn't counted because the router itself is doing the lookups. There are also other types of data that some routers don't monitor properly, such as crc or checksum data.