The two links in BatBoy's post are the best for you in my opinion. The first (RouterStats) is also referred to by the Anonymous poster, and I suggest RouterStats Lite rather than the full RouterStats to start with. Dead easy to set up if your router is on its drop-down list.
For your purpose RouterStats (Lite) is far superior to DMT. DMT stops working when there is a disconnection/reconnection, whereas RS keeps going.
The second link is also great but only useful if you have a Static IP
from Plusnet, unless it is a very
sticky dynamic one.
I don't really think tbbMeter, which has also been put forward, fits the bill here. It monitors actual download/upload speeds and amounts, which aren't what you are worried about.
How many computers do you have connected, and any games consoles etc.?
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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 25-Jan-11 12:06:08)