Monitoring network/internet usage.

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  1. Gob

    Gob Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore do OT Supporter

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    Got an email from our ISP today. Apparently we've reached 80% of our volume allowance. What are my options for (Preferably free) programs that will allow me to monitor things? FWIW this is a small network of maybe a dozen machines.
     
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    wtf you have a cap? what the ghey?
     
  3. Gob

    Gob Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore do OT Supporter

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    Yea, its ghey. We are in a lousy location though, its either these guys or dial-up.
    :hsughno:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    my router keeps track of usage... might wanna check yours
     
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    Satellite?
     
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    I used to have this great tool that does exactly what you want, and had a nice alpha-blended graph to show current throughput, maximum throughput, etc... However I haven't used it in at least 4 years since I stopped dowloading.
     
  7. Gob

    Gob Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore do OT Supporter

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    Linksys WRT54GS, its gettin old. Near as I can tell, its doesn't track usage stats in any usable way. I wouldn't mind replacing it, what brand are you using? Any recommendations?
     
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    if you have a system that runs all the time you can use MRTG and grab SNMP info from your router and monitor your WAN interface traffic usage.
     
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    MRTG does not like windows very much. It can be made to work, but not easy.
     
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    dd::wrt will do what you require (and it's free)
     
  11. maxxpower

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    qft.

    Another option would be to set up a cheapo (<100$) linux box running a proxy cache that will parse the logs.
    This would also reduce the bandwidth usage of the network by caching common requests.
     
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