I had a nasty suprise this morning. I've a self confessed geek and have about 15 PCs and laptops running. Some are on 24/7 (dont even ask about the electric bill!). Most of the PCs are set up to do a specific thing -scanning photos from a dedicated scanner. Another is only for photo editing (I have literally thousands of oly family pictures and slides I'm digitizing). Another computer is only for accessing the home security system. It's overkill but I feel better that if one PC were to crash, it's function is backed up by another and I don't have "all my eggs in one basket". Anyway - over the weekend I had set up a file server to have a securely backed up central location to store all the photos and other files. When I tried connecting from work to fiddle with it on some free time, I got the popup saying "commercial use suspected". I thought that maybe it said that because it was an actual server and not a regular PC, so I tried connecting to the PC where I get email. Got the same prompt but I could connect. After I got home from work I tried connecting to the computer in the garage that has the security cameras and remotes connected to it. It doesnt have a monitor or keyboard/mouse so remoting is the only practical way to connect even though its only 20 feet away. This time it said "commercial use detected" and kicked me off after 5 minutes. All of the PCs are doing this now. I filled out the form and sent a copy of the log file from the PC I was working on. I only sent the log file from this one PC, but shoult I try to send the logs from *all* the PCs too? They would all show me connecting to them here at the house at whatever address Altice assigns my router. I don't "need" to connect from work, but the connecting to the PCs without monitors in the garage from the den is really important. How soon does something like this take to get resolved? I really hope it can get fixed. Thanks!
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