At this point, I added trackers (BitMeter) to every computer in the house. We still went over our 60gb limit, even though the usage of the computers in the house never approached anything near that. Since then, I've got nuts tracking everything. According to the Cogeco bandwidth meter, we're using about 1,500 mb every day (on average: that works out to about 1.5gb).
My Mom insisted on calling Cogeco to see if they could do anything (I knew that they couldn't) and we were told to swap our modem in for a new one. We did so, and I now have it hooked up. They've said to leave my wireless on and protected to see if that is indeed the problem. I doubt that it is, but it's still worth a try.
I've had MAC address limits suggested to me, but I can't get my router to accept any of them being input, and I've been told that it's fairly easy to clone them.
My current security is:
- Hidden SSID
- 25+ character password
- Broadcast power turned down to the router's lowest setting.
- WPA encryption active
So really, my questions are:
Could it be the modem's fault? Circling packets or something equally strange? I doubt that it is, but I'm still curious (and currently testing it).
Is there any way to make my network more secure? I can't find anything else, but then again, this is not one of my areas of expertise.
Does anyone know how to find any firmware upgrades for a Dlink DIR-601 router? I can't find any anywhere, and I wonder if that's why the MAC address functions refuse to behave.
Thanks for the help, if you can offer any, and thanks for the time if you can't. I'll keep watch and respond to any questions anyone has.