1. tfracs33's Avatar
    I used my 8x Internet Sharing (tethering) the other day and in a couple hours of use, used 2 gigs of my data plan.

    I am assuming this is from background tasks on my computer like Dropbox, etc. because I was only using it for very simple web email and surfing.

    Does anyone know of a desktop application that will stop all background tasks/processes for when I am tethered so I don't burn up all my data?

    Thank you for help
    12-26-2012 09:40 AM
  2. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    If you're using Windows 8, there is an option to set a connection as a "metered" connection. That might help.
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    12-26-2012 09:57 AM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    I used my 8x Internet Sharing (tethering) the other day and in a couple hours of use, used 2 gigs of my data plan.

    I am assuming this is from background tasks on my computer like Dropbox, etc. because I was only using it for very simple web email and surfing.

    Does anyone know of a desktop application that will stop all background tasks/processes for when I am tethered so I don't burn up all my data?

    Thank you for help

    Which carrier are you on and does the tethering cost you extra to have that ability?
    12-26-2012 01:02 PM
  4. jhguth's Avatar
    I did not pay extra for tethering when I had T-mobile
    (I tether on Verizon now but I don't pay the bill so I have no idea)
    12-26-2012 01:51 PM
  5. tfracs33's Avatar
    I am on Verizon and there is no charge per se, but I now have a data cap (which I never had on sprint) and when I tether, its eating up all my data
    12-26-2012 01:59 PM
  6. scottd34's Avatar
    If you're using Windows 8, there is an option to set a connection as a "metered" connection. That might help.
    yes, if youre not using windows 8 then youll have to search around. the win 8 metered options is the only thing built in that would do this unless you just turn off apps that background sync.
    12-26-2012 06:52 PM
  7. Marcos Hidalgo's Avatar
    I didn't have to pay for tethering on my hd7 now on the 8X it won't let me tether, not cool.
    12-29-2012 02:14 AM
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