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I am using a D-Link wi-fi cam and it *appears* to be using 10GB a day. This cam IS NOT set to constantly send recordings to the cloud. It is not being monitored all the time. It is not even recording to its SD card. I checked all the settings and nothing appears to be set to stream or otherwise use the internet (expect when I check in on my app, which is rarely). I monitor the devices connected to my wi-fi and see no unknown devices (that may be tapping into the stream). I have tested this phenomenon twice by turning it off/on with more than a week between switches. Each time, when the camera is on the daily data usage jumps around 10GB per day. I do not rent a modem or wifi from Cox. Does anyone have any idea if the camera is the cause?
wmesc said:Does anyone have any idea if the camera is the cause?
Sounds like it. What model D-link camera is it?
I have several models, but even with just the DCS-960L on it registers that amount of use
What's the app do? Can you only watch real-time footage or can you watch recorded footage?
I only use the app to watch real time, and I don't look at it much. The camera has a SD card to record, but I am not using it. I do not record anything to the cloud. It would seem to me the only time internet data would be used is if I streamed a live view, which, again, is very infrequent. D-Link support was no help.
What is your camera's signal strength? Maybe weak signal is causing the modem to resend data which is increasing the bandwidth. Also, have you tried the Dlink forum?