I have a router supplied by my ISP which has a TR-069 feature and my ISP disabled the ability of controlling that TR-069 (toggling it or configuring it)

My issue is that I am on a limited quota connection (200GB monthly quota), and I started feeling that my ISP is adding fake usage to my quota that I actually don't use but they consider it as used... I then monitored my actual usage using a Mikrotik server and found out that my ISP's website says that I used 200GB of my quota although my actual usage was 114GB only.

So let's get back to the TR-069 part, I started thinking about that thing in my router and if my ISP is using it as a method to steal of my quota or no.

So the question in short is: Can an ISP download data using TR-069? or TR-069 can be used for automatic configuration only?


  • 200gb down or up and down combined? – x3l51 Dec 26 '19 at 14:33
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    The link you quoted answers your question High-level operations possible through TR-069 – DavidPostill Dec 26 '19 at 14:33
  • If your ISP wanted to rip you off, why would they waste their own bandwidth to do it? – Spiff Dec 26 '19 at 16:07
  • @anonjnr - both combined – gave Dec 26 '19 at 16:41
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    @DavidPostill - Actually I didn't put that link, it seems the question was edited. – gave Dec 26 '19 at 16:41

TR-069 is a protocol that used most by ISP to control clients' devices (modem, router) to support them whenever they need. ISP can control all settings on your device (according to what I know) through this protocol. They can upgrade firmware on your device, adjust settings and much more.

I don't know why they would steal your quota, but there is no need to do that.

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  • They can do that to charge me for additional quota. – gave Dec 26 '19 at 17:18

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