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why does a roku device download information from akamai.net
I monitor traffic on devices within the internal network. A particular Roku downloaded 7+GB of data from akamai.net in one day. Before I block the site for what reason would a Roku need to download that much information from akamai.net?
Re: why does a roku device download information from akamai.net
@orion-47 Thanks for the question. Akamai provides content distribution network services (also known as a CDN). Streaming video services use CDNs to help deliver their streaming content to their apps on various devices. The traffic you are seeing is likely data being sent/received when you press play to stream something.
You normally block web addresses, keywords, and the like at the router level. In the admin configuration of your router setting, look for something similar to Access Restrictions or Parental Controls and look for Website Blocking or the like. Then just enter the name of the sites or services you wish to block. Then Save, and restart your router to take effect.
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