The amount of data that your StrideLinx router uses is dependent on how much you use your StrideLinx router. This article gives you some basic considerations for your StrideLinx routers data usage. Please use the links below for easy navigation:
Remote access data usage
To determine the absolute minimum of data your StrideLinx router uses, we look at a scenario where you don't push any new configurations, don't upgrade firmware and have VPN turned off. In this case, you will need 15-21 MB per month to keep a connection with your StrideLinx router alive.
However, VPN is on by default. This is the StrideLinx router's VPN connection to the StrideLinx Cloud. This is on by default for ease of use and because some functionalities, like the HTTP or VNC service, require the StrideLinx router's VPN connection to work. Having VPN turned on, even if you are not connected to the StrideLinx router, results in a total of roughly 224-233 MB per month of data usage.
Additional data usage
Use of the StrideLinx router, like pushing new configurations, upgrading firmware, using the HTTP or VNC service, establishing a VPN connection and downloading a new project to your machine, or other actions over the VPN connection, will result in additional data usage.
How much additional data is used depends on what you are using the VPN connection for. Making a configuration change will result in a very different amount of data usage than streaming HD video to monitor your machine performance.
Test your usage
You can test your data usage by using your StrideLinx router as intended for a week and checking to see how much data you used in the Usage tab of the StrideLinx Cloud Admin app.Note that this only includes data over the VPN connection and use of the HTTP and VNC service.
Data usage for Cloud Logging
When you use Cloud Logging, your StrideLinx router will use additional data. How much additional data your StrideLinx router uses highly varies depending on your configuration. The table below only serves as a rough estimate. Details about contributing factors can be found below the table.
|20||72,0 sec.||1.000 dps/hr||100 MB per month|
|20||14,4 sec.||5.000 dps/hr||200 MB per month|
|20||3,6 sec.||20.000 dps/hr||600 MB per month|
Your actual data usage is highly dependent on the amount of datapoints per hour you are logging (more dps/hr is more data usage), the amount of data variables you are logging (more variables is more data usage), the logging time interval(s) (shorter intervals is more data usage), and if you are logging data at different varying time intervals (more different intervals is more data usage).