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Hey guy can anyone recommend to me a good bandwidth monitoring system. I live up here in canada and well with the whole internet usage things going on, id like to start watching what exactly im uploading and downloading. Im trying to get everyone in my house to realize just how much they download and such.
So any programs out there that can help me out? Thanks a lot guys
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Who's your provider?

The major providers offer monitor on their websites.
    
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I have never believed comcast... I use a Linksys 310N router with DDWRT... if you only have one computer you can just do a general search for a bandwidth monitor but remember that anything over the lan is considered bandwidth to that monitor...
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Hey guy can anyone recommend to me a good bandwidth monitoring system. I live up here in canada and well with the whole internet usage things going on, id like to start watching what exactly im uploading and downloading. Im trying to get everyone in my house to realize just how much they download and such.
So any programs out there that can help me out? Thanks a lot guys
If you can send snmp from your router, this will work for what you want. http://www.whatsupgold.com/free-soft...idth-tool.aspx
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Wow i always forget how technical you guys are on this site, Hm my service provider is videotron.

Amd max, i think i understand basically what your saying. In short, if im just monitoring one computer i can just google it and download any old software, but to monitor multiple ones id have to download on all of them? I dont understand what your saying about the lan tho? Are you saying that it wont monitor anything thats on wifi or something? aka other computers?

And i have no idea what snmp is so i have no clue, My router is the one by vizio if that helps at all?
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SNMP is Simple Network Management Protocol, if you could poll the information with your router it would allow you to see the bandwidth used be each interface that is active. However your router does not support it
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Wow i always forget how technical you guys are on this site, Hm my service provider is videotron.

Amd max, i think i understand basically what your saying. In short, if im just monitoring one computer i can just google it and download any old software, but to monitor multiple ones id have to download on all of them? I dont understand what your saying about the lan tho? Are you saying that it wont monitor anything thats on wifi or something? aka other computers?

And i have no idea what snmp is so i have no clue, My router is the one by vizio if that helps at all?
No I was just saying that the ones you download to the computer only monitor what comes in and out of the network interface card no matter where its going... so if something say a file is going to another computer on the LAN or Wireless then it still gets counted on the bandwidth meter. that causes a misreading in the bandwidth meter because it didn't go to the internet or download anything via your ISP thus rendering your meter useless.

But if its just one computer and its connected to the modem directly or one computer on a router then you can use it...

A good solution in part of this is to buy a cheap router that supports ddwrt or tomato or someother 3rd party firmware load it to the router and it monitors all trafic via the Wide area network port.
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post #8 of 10
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Alright so if im understanding this correctly vizio is being mean and not letting me pull the correct data so i gotta use 3rd party software. Only my readings might be wrong if i file transfer between my computers? So if i was to download the same monitoring program on all computers in my house and then no one moved files from one computer to the other and everyone just used there own computer for just there own it would record everything properly and all id have to do is add up the total of each computer?
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yea you got the jist of it...

and you could use a external or a flash drive... if you need to move anything...

I dont think ddwrt supports the vizio... :/
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Awesome thanks, So i guess ill start looking for a program now, any ones that anyone can recommend?
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