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network usage on air card

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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?
Thank you
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I use :

http://www.hootech.com/NetMeter

it has constant graphic display in the bottom of my screen so i can see exact amount of traffic going over my link at any time, and it totals data usage on daily / weekly / monthly basis etc..

short of disabling services, or preventing them via firewall rules, Im not aware of anything that can prevent certain apps only on one particular interface.. i think you're better off using something like net meter and just keeping an eye on your usage.. and stopping things if they start..

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