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need to figure out a way to measure internet usage


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iconboy

hey guys

ever since my isp put a cap on their bandwidth ive been paranoid about my usage. thing is, i can control my usage, but not the three wireless computers in the house. ive asked them not to download huge files and they assure me that they are not, but our internet usage is still high! so someone is lieing.

is there a way to see individual usage by connection/ computer through the router? i dont know that much about my stuff a friend hooked most of it up for me. but i know that its a linksys wrg54 or whatever and its running tomato when i access the router. i can see usage just in totals and i was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions.

thanks

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iconboy

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+Gary7

There should be some sort of usage log within the router. Log into your router and check for some usage data.

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iconboy

<sigh>

i mentioned in my first post that there is a log that records overall usage, but does not break it down by connection or computer.

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+BudMan

I do not believe tomato support rflow or netflow, etc.. ie sending this type of data to another machine. But dd-wrt does ;) so you could run that on your wrt-54g.

You could then setup the router to send your traffic info to your machine running ntop. Then you will have access to more info about your traffic then you could more then likely ever need. Including a breakdown of which IPs are using the most traffic. Even break it down into which by protocols, etc.. etc..

Here is an example of the ntop running on my box at home..

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http://www.ntop.org/

Here is some info on setting it up

http://nst.sourceforge.net/nst/docs/user/ch09s02.html

Or you could just use the rflow collector for dd-wrt

here is info how to set it up

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Using...fic_Information

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obsolete_power

Google is coming out soon with a service that will allow you to monitor your internet bandwidth.

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