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Standard User Corbula
(member) Sat 05-Nov-11 13:46:39
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How to get a true measure of broadband usage


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I've got tbb meter installed on my main pc but that's only good to tell me how much bandwidth my main pc is using.

Is there any software that can measure all internet traffic that goes through the router? So all of the internet usage my main pc is using, a laptop that is wireless, a ps3, mobile phones. To get a true measure of my internet usage?

Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 05-Nov-11 14:14:41
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Re: How to get a true measure of broadband usage


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Some routers retain the stats in the user interface, common with modern Netgears.

Otherwise look to see if SNMP is supported by the router and a package that can access the stats this provides.

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Standard User Corbula
(member) Sat 05-Nov-11 14:23:13
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I actually have a netgear DGN1000sp supplied by Virgin.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 05-Nov-11 14:42:08
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Re: How to get a true measure of broadband usage


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http://192.168.0.1/traffic_meter.htm - works on a DGN2200

Or look for Traffic Meter in your router interface menu (on the left as part of Advanced)

This remembers Today, Yesterday, Week, Month and Last Month Usage.

Can even set an alarm to flash an LED on router

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Corbula
(member) Sat 05-Nov-11 14:52:43
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Just had a look. That's not on the DGN1000.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 05-Nov-11 15:04:50
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Alas most of the SNMP options I can find cost money, and RouterStats is just for noise margin monitoring, though a long time since I've looked at it.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Sat 05-Nov-11 15:07:36
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http://www.paessler.com/prtg/download

You are limited in the number of sensors with the free version, but it should be sufficient for the OP smile

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Standard User Corbula
(member) Sat 05-Nov-11 15:47:05
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Tried that but couldn't get it to work.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-Nov-11 11:17:23
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My provider allows me to view detailed download/upload figures (daily & monthly) via a web interface on their website - is that something your ISP offers?

Standard User Corbula
(member) Sun 06-Nov-11 12:27:18
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I'm on Virgin National so no it's not something they offer.
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