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  • Hi

    I have a problem with my WHS using up valuable bandwidth. I been looking at the logs provided by my service provider and found continuous bandwidth usage even when there should be no activity. We run a small business and usage over weekends should be nothing yet there is always something going on. The bandwidth is not much but it is continuous and becoming a nuisance since I do not have extensive bandwidth available. 

    I have run wireshark to check and see if I can find any suspicious traffic. This shows that the WHS server machine is in continuous contact with an ip of 65.55.7.141 which, when typed into a browser, turns out to be a microsoft customer experience improvement program website. 

    Is this traffic necessary? Is there any way in which I can stop this traffic or at least limit the traffic?

    Thanks

    Friday, August 13, 2010 8:39 AM

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  • How would it otherwise be able to tell the (IP address) of the whs domain XXXX.homeserver.com is still alive?

    Is there any way in which I can stop this traffic or at least limit the traffic?
    usage over weekends should be nothing

    Unplug or better turn it down during the weekend. Saves even more.
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    "grhartwig" wrote in message news:258491fc-389b-4de3-8549-652c0caa6c88@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Hi

    I have a problem with my WHS using up valuable bandwidth. I been looking at the logs provided by my service provider and found continuous bandwidth usage even when there should be no activity. We run a small business and usage over weekends should be nothing yet there is always something going on. The bandwidth is not much but it is continuous and becoming a nuisance since I do not have extensive bandwidth available.

    I have run wireshark to check and see if I can find any suspicious traffic. This shows that the WHS server machine is in continuous contact with an ip of 65.55.7.141 which, when typed into a browser, turns out to be a microsoft customer experience improvement program website.

    Is this traffic necessary? Is there any way in which I can stop this traffic or at least limit the traffic?

    Thanks


    Have a nice day!
    Friday, August 13, 2010 8:47 AM
  • Hi there.

    I would doubt that the Customer Experience Improvement Program wold cause that much traffic. In case, you can disable the CEIP in Settings->General.

    However, I would guess that it could be clients connecting remotely, downloading/uploading files. Could this be the case?

    Regards,

    Magnus


    My blog: InsomniacGeek.com
    Friday, August 13, 2010 9:03 AM
  • I have run wireshark to check and see if I can find any suspicious traffic. This shows that the WHS server machine is in continuous contact with an ip of 65.55.7.141 which, when typed into a browser, turns out to be a microsoft customer experience improvement program website. 

    Hi,
    You are correct. WHS is sending valuable non-private data to for the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program. Best to not wurry about this and leave it on if you like. I think the amount of data sent will settle down to something moderate once the server is doing its day-to-day tasks.

    If you do want to stop contributing, just select the setting menu from the WHS console. From the "General" tab, de-select "Help make Windows Home Server better. Sign up for the Customer Experience Improvement Program".

    - Theo.


    No home server like Home Server
    Sunday, August 15, 2010 12:11 PM
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