on 09-04-2012 19h24
Im new to BT and I do not fully understand this "BTFON" as far as I understand people can use my wifi and in return I can use there's.But how can I check how many mb/gb have been used on my BTFON because if its too large I might need to opt out.
Also my laptop will not connect to my router it says "unidentified" so I have connected to a BTFON how do I tell if this is mine or somebody else's. I am currently assuming its mine due to the good signal.
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09-04-2012 19h27 - edited 09-04-2012 19h30
your fon usage can be seen by logging into the bt fon website you do not need to opt out just stop connecting if you go close to the limit
as to your own connection this link may help http://www.btinternet.com/~cbeddoe/wireless/hub3_wireless.html
on 09-04-2012 19h28
the btfon usage does not count towards your data limit
the btfon will have same ssid as your hub
did you install the bt cd?
09-04-2012 19h49 - edited 09-04-2012 19h56
@imjolly yes i installed the CD, when I "search for networks" it just says BTFON. So I connect to my BTFON i wont use up my internet usage?
on 09-04-2012 19h54
what I was going to say was if you installed the bt cd then I would uninstal it as it can cause wifi problems and better just letting windows manage your connections
on 12-04-2012 11h50
This seems to be the most recent thread regarding BT FON, and my question(s) is/are somewhat relevant to the OP's post.
I have been using the BTFON service in order to download hd films off itunes. Already this month I have, according to BT, used over 8000 minutes which averages out at about 11 hours a day. What also strikes me as bizzare is the fact that the BT broadband usage meter appears to be going up despite me not connecting to the home network as much as i have the FON network. My home broadband speed is around 7mb/s down and 0.9 mb/s up, and on the FON network it is around 3mb/s down and the same up. I thought the speed for FON was limited to 0.5 mb/s down?
I would greatly appreciate a response, as I would not be looking forward to a hefty bill if i were to run over my 40gb usage.
on 12-04-2012 11h58
12-04-2012 12h09 - edited 12-04-2012 12h09
Here is a speedtest using FON:
Here is a speedtest using normal network:
I have also been using a plugin on google chrome which auto refreshes the page every 10 minutes, allowing me to remain connected. I have solved one part of the problem, my minutes total appears to be so high because my phone was seemingly on continuous connection to FON. However this still doesn't explain the high(er) speeds than what should be going on for FON.