Hey Everyone - I am going sailing for a year and have an INMARSAT FB150 which translates to about $8/MB for bandwidth "anywhere" on the ocean. I hope to only use about 50-60MB per month or less through the satellite and take advantage of a long range wifi antennae for the rest. I am planning to use a modified FF browser that goes through a compression proxy (for reducing image quality, removing random ads, etc) as well as compressed text-only email. (If anyone has used one of these or could recommend the best that would be awesome too!)
My computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad X301 and Windows 7
So, my main issue, using a bandwidth monitor and the built in Resource Monitor for Win7, I am noticing that svchost.exe is using about 200kb or MORE to just instantiate the connection. I (as well as my pocketbook) would be eternally grateful if I could find ways to cut that substantially down and get an idea of what I actually could get it down to.
I have turned off all 3rd party services, basically all starting processes that aren't msft, and also removed Access Connections (Lenovos super heavy network manager).