How does measuring of bandwidth work?

Rushinth John May 4, 2010

How does the ISP measure my downloads and charge me?

  1. Anonymous
    May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

    as for me I prefer to use ProteMac Meter for monitoring bandwidth

  2. H.Prashanth
    May 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    You are charged based on the packets moving in and out of your computer (includes upload and not only downloads) and are measured through a bandwidth management software either hardware or software based.

  3. Aibek
    May 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    It's also possibly that you're actually connecting to web via the proxy setup by your ISP. In that case it's rather easy because all of the traffic will be going through their server where they likely have some kind of bandwidth allocation/monitoring system in place.

  4. Taty
    May 5, 2010 at 4:35 am

    They can measure your bandwidth usage from output, connected to your ip , account and the modem you are using, which can work for the isp the same way electric companies can tell how much electricity you've used.

  5. Saikat Basu
    May 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    My idea is that they pull in the data at fixed intervals from the router logs. Maybe, somebody can give a more detailed answer to this.