[AccessD] A sad tale of wifi hotspot interference
jwcolby at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 10:53:03 CDT 2022
Martin, that may in fact be helpful. However I doubt that would even touch
what I am discussing.
1) Open Search
2) Type in Scheduler
3) Task Scheduler should appear. Open that.
4) Click on the top item, 'Task Scheduler Library'
5) In the pane to the immediate right, look at the items there. Observe
all of those items. On my machine most are updaters
6) Expand the library icon. Look under that. Click on Microsoft, then
Office. Notice all the crap that Office does. Much of it updates, others
are 'phone home'
7) On my machine 'VisualStudio', then updates
etc etc. On every machine it will be different but believe me, there will
be a ton here, many of them obscenely intrusive. Most just don't matter,
unless you are on a phone wifi hotspot. Then they do. These things are
kicking off dedicated updaters, exe files mostly.
My phone reception ranges from 5 bars to zero bars. If this crap kicks off
with 1 bar and I try to surf the web, well... my browser appears to be
using "left over" bandwidth. Which is minimal bandwidth to begin with. So
anything I try to do just times out. And an update download could take an
hour to download 20mb because I have so little bandwidth to start with.
You can see how this is something that matters to me where it might just
not matter to another person. Unless you are using your phone hotspot.
TBH it could matter even if I just have bad coverage in areas of my house.
On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 11:24 AM Martin <martinreid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would this help?
> People also ask
> How do I stop apps from updating on cellular data?
> *To turn updates on or off, follow these steps:*
> 1. Open Google Play.
> 2. Tap the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top-left.
> 3. Tap Settings.
> 4. Tap Auto-update apps.
> 5. To disable automatic app updates, select Do not auto-update apps.
> On Sun, 2 Oct 2022, 15:58 Ryan W, <wrwehler at gmail.com> wrote:
> > John,
> > Perhaps it would help if you set your WiFi properties for your hotspot
> > connection in Windows to a "metered" connection? I know Windows and a lot
> > of other apps are far less chatty over connections flagged as such.
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