network usage on air card
Posted on 2009-05-14
I want to get an air card for my laptop. Where I live you "buy" a certain amount of data each month then you pay an overuse fee if you exceed that amount of data. AS I will only use the air card intermittantly I obviously want the smallest bundle I can get. Is there a way to disable certain fuunctions based on which network connection you are using? I don't want to receive any kind of updates or even have the PC check for updates while uysing the air card. In essence I want to prevent Windows Update, Adobe Updater, Antivirus update etc from running on the air card network.
A second question: Is there a program out there that can measure data packets used over the network? Is the Windows status the only option? Is their counter accurate? This would help me determine how much data I would need to buy.
Can this be done? How can I configure the PC to do this?