posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 10:08 PM
reply to post by CherubBaby
For simple web browsing, youtube, etc you should be seeing something like 90% down, 10% up (average). 90% up is not good. You either have a virus,
someone is downloading files somehow (torrents?) or some other nefarious "purpose".
Install a packet sniffer (Wireshark, open source) and see if you can see if the packets are originating from your pc.
As an example, here are my modem statistics:
Uptime: 18 days, 16:03:38
Data Transferred (Sent/Received) [GB/GB]: 4,07 / 187,65
I rarely upload so don't even reach the 10% mark and I have downloaded quite a few dvd's via usenet lately which is probably the bulk of my traffic.
Hope it helps and be safe.
ETA It could also be someone hitching a ride on your wi-fi. Thats also a possibility. Your modem should tell you who is connected to it via wi-fi so
that should be easy enough to check.
edit on 2/12/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA