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    YesDear got a reaction from mudmanc4 in Color me clueless...   
    Oh you are wonderful! Thank you for replying, and explaining. And thank you also for not making feel stupid(er). Little bummed that there will be no altercation with kms... 
    I live in an extremely rural area (pop 250), so I will research what you've told me about proxy server and IPs. Possibly it's my daughter on her computer and iPod? And then we have her friends... on my couch, eating my food, throttling my data usage.  But they don't drink my beer, so I can tolerate the other stuff. 
    There was, however, quite a spike in usage, and slower than usual connection. 
    Hughes Net has yet to respond with an explanation as to why I am having to buy flipping tokens and why I'm throttled, I should have 2 weeks left. With the help I've received here, a sweet graph to boot, I'll be armed and dangerous the next time I hit up customer support. 
    Cheers, Ca3le, I thank you - and kms1952 doesn't know it, but he/she thanks you as well!
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    YesDear reacted to CA3LE in Color me clueless...   
    You must be on a shared proxy.  This is uncommon.  Looking at https://testmy.net/stats/?&t=c&d=01172016&x=3&l=25&q=60619026442
    You only need to be concerned about the tests that you've personally taken.  Since your IP appears to be changing (and many other people are using the same IPs) I recommend that you make sure that you're logged in to properly keep track of your results.
    Sorry I haven't provided very good documentation other than answering questions in the forum.  Need to work on that.
    Many things you may wonder about have tooltips.  You need to hover your mouse for a few seconds to see them.

    Those icons are a quick visual aid to tell you that you're testing against San Jose, CA to your Android in TX US.  If you change the identifier or server those icons will change.  Some icons like android, iphone and ipad are automatically added depending on the detected device.
    The lightning bolt  is the TMN logo and stands for a multithread result [you have to look at the result details to see the server(s) tested against].  The American flag stands for Washington D.C. -- To see more examples visit https://testmy.net/live and hover over the icons you're curious about.
    So don't go hunting anyone down.  They aren't using your connection... they're just using the same proxy server as you are.
    Extra note since you're on an allowance.
    Once you have more tests taken you'll be able to see some additional information below your graph showing the amount of data transferred.  Keep in mind that this only calculates based on the size of your final result, not the smaller tests leading up.  If you're worried about data allowance you may want to use manual test size or express on the download test, upload test and auto test to better control the amount of data used in the test.  Using those options will force the test to cycle less, using less data... which in turn will make the data calculation for your query closer to the actual amount of data used.
    My own as an example

    Below I change the query to reflect the last 30 days... then alter the results/page to show all the results on one graph.  Whatever shows on the graph is what will be added up in this calculation.

    That 21.11GB could have be 40GB of actual transfer for all I know.  Just keep that in mind when you see those numbers, the actual is always higher than what's displayed.
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    YesDear reacted to CA3LE in New Members, Please Read!   
    First, if you don't plan on adding value to conversation... leave.  Simple posts saying "hi" that contain no true value to the forum may be seen as spam and removed.  Tell us something worth typing... share your speed, share your experience or tell me what you think of what I've built.  As long as you're a real person posting real content you have nothing to worry about.  Bots on the other hand don't last long here.

    We'd love to have you introduce yourself as a new member, so please click here to make a post to the New Members board that you're currently in.  That way we can all give you a warm welcome and answer any questions you may have.  But please, if you have a question about your system, connection or any computer related question please make those posts in the board that suits the topic best.  If you don't know where your topic should go just post it to General Discussion and one of us will point the topic in the right direction for ya.

    To see a list of the boards you should make your posts to all you need to do is go to the Forum Default Page.  Make sure you take note of the sub-forums that are with-in some of the forums.  These sub-forums can sometimes give you more specific help.

    Most importantly... enjoy yourself here, this community is full of not only helpful self proclaimed (and proud of it) computer nerds it's also full of people having a great time!  Many people become addicted to our forums so I'd just like to warn you... you may be with us till the day you die, but at least you'll make a ton of really kick ass friends along the way.

    - Damon
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    YesDear reacted to CA3LE in What is the CONNECTID?   
    They're as unique as IP addresses but don't give away any of your personal details.  ConnectID's are something made up to give you a unique ID but also protect your identity.
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