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My provider will be switching to 60GB per month cap in 4-5 months and i want to get ready and know how much bandwidth i use in a month. What is some good program that does this?
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post #2 of 11
If you have a linksys router, you could install ddwrt and monitor your bandwidth that way.

DDWRT supports more then linksys, go to the website and check.


Http://dd-wrt.com
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I have a Linksys WRT310N v2.
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post #4 of 11
If you care to try it here is a guide.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...s_WRT310N_v2.0

The biggest thing is make sure you do the hard resets right.
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If you care to try it here is a guide.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...s_WRT310N_v2.0

The biggest thing is make sure you do the hard resets right.
Whats happens if it brick? Any way of going back?
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post #6 of 11
If you follow the instructions well and make sure you do the hard resets the chances of bricking are slim. But routers are fairly tough to permanently brick, I messed up a router but there is software that can externally flash them for you.

If you don't want to risk an expensive router, you could go to best buy or some place and pick up an e1000 or wrt160n, just check ddwrt website and then make sure you get the right version.

I have flashed about 5 routers and never bricked any.
post #7 of 11
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I just did it all work but it does not connect to Internet. I click connect but its says connection is off? What does that mean.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I just did it all work but it does not connect to Internet. I click connect but its says connection is off? What does that mean.
You flashed your router with DDWRT?

did you do a hard reset on it?

where you hold the reset button for 30 seconds with it plugged in, then unplug it for 30 seconds while still holding the reset button, and then plug it in for 30 seconds while holding the reset button.

try doing that if you haven't.
where is this connect button?
post #9 of 11
hmm I was going to say you could always put in between your router and cable modem a small linux box with 2 nics bridge them and watch iftop. There is also a free program you can use on windows

http://www.paessler.com/prtg/
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I got it to work after some resets. Like the build in monitoring a lot. Every router should have DD-WRT @ stock.
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