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Occasionally, I need to tether my android phone to my laptop to get internet. I have very little mobile internet (500MB /month) and it can disappear very quickly. I need a few tips on how to use force windows and all applications to use as little bandwidth as possible.
Here's what I do:
- Close all programs running in system tray
- Turn off windows udpate
- Use opera with "Opera turbo" and turn off flash
Any more tips? Especially a program that would block EVERYTHING from accessing the internet except the browser and another program occasionally (skype)?
I just closed all programs and updates and tethered my laptop today. Within a few seconds doing of nothing, it downloaded 20MB over 3G.