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Standard User MarkA67
(newbie) Wed 21-Aug-19 12:14:06
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Inexpensive router with bandwidth monitor?


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Hi, wondering if anyone can help me. I'm looking for an *inexpensive* router (can either be a xDSL/router or just a router that connects to a modem) that has a built-in bandwidth monitor. I'm trying to figure out what my average monthly usage is so I can see if it's feasible for me to ditch fixed line broadband and take up 4G
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 21-Aug-19 13:58:06
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Re: Inexpensive router with bandwidth monitor?


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Have a read through ...

https://forums.thinkbroadband.com/mobilebroadband.html

It seems as though some providers are doing ‘eat all you want’ sims for a reasonable fee ... so you’d not have to fret about usage.

Standard User MarkA67
(newbie) Wed 21-Aug-19 17:01:25
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Sadly the only ones that do unlimited at the moment are Vodafone and Three, both of which have terrible signal in my area - I think EE do a 200GB one but no idea if that'll be enough or not


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Standard User gary333
(member) Wed 21-Aug-19 17:09:45
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Who are you with? Some ISP's such as Virgin Media can see how much data you are using from their end. I believe Plus Net can too, so dependent on who you are using, you could try calling in and asking.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 21-Aug-19 17:12:20
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At a very basic level most routers will tell you how much data since last reset. As long as you don't reset your router that might give you enough of an indication.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 21-Aug-19 18:17:38
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If you can run an ASUS router (not DSL version) and install the Merlin software, you plug in a cheap USB stick, and it will store how much data you upload/download and keep graphs per month.

I have an RT-AC88U running Merlin's firmware.

The standard firmware has the support, but Merlins genius is to save the file to USB, and reload on boot, so it survives a power cycle!

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(newbie) Fri 23-Aug-19 17:15:50
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