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Topic # 19063 3-Feb-2008 22:40 Send private message

Hello all,

Is anyone aware of a low-mid end DSL router or router which allows one to measure internet usage by IP address? I'm aware of software solutions like MS ISA, or linux solutions but would like something that doesn't require a machine on 24/7.

Any ideas?




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  Reply # 108371 3-Feb-2008 22:49 Send private message

The N1 Vision from Belkin does that...

Don't think it's a "low-mid end DSL router" though. Very expensive, but full featured.




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  Reply # 108372 3-Feb-2008 23:08 Send private message

Thanks, its worth considering.

Its just I'm considering buying a house and possibly getting a few boarders, and would like to set boundaries on the interwebs since its a metered plan.




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  Reply # 108494 4-Feb-2008 14:21 Send private message

You need Zenbu.  
Its just I'm considering buying a house and possibly getting a few boarders, and would like to set boundaries on the interwebs since its a metered plan.


For $249 you can get a router with vouchers which you can print for $zero and give or sell to your boareders so they have a fixed amount of data per month to use [or any amount you want to give them or sell them]. 

That way they won't be chewing up your data cap and won't block your ADSL downloading movies so others can't use it.

Your problem is exactly one  of the  problems  Zenbu is designed to solve.  

Have a look at http://www.Zenbu.net.nz

There are no ongoing charges or any other costs involved other than the  $249 purchase. 

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  Reply # 108497 4-Feb-2008 14:28 Send private message

On reading my post again, it's not clear.   Printing vouchers costs the zone operators nothing and they can print vouchers in amounts of $10, $20, up to $100.  You can sell or give away those vouchers, keeping all the money you receive from them.   The Zenbu  system monitors each voucher's usage  and  debits the voucher at 10c a megabyte.  When the value of the voucher is used up, that voucher is  canceled. 



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  Reply # 108517 4-Feb-2008 17:11 Send private message

Is it possible to use WEP or WPA with the hotspot? And is it possible to allow for communication between computers (file sharing)?




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  Reply # 108525 4-Feb-2008 17:31 Send private message

cokemaster: Is it possible to use WEP or WPA with the hotspot? And is it possible to allow for communication between computers (file sharing)?


Zenbu acts as a PUBLIC hotspot, as therefore there won't be security (I'm not sure if you can personalise it, so this is not definite)

Zenbu is Internet Hotspot service, so naturally, no file sharing. Could use Ad Hoc networks to do that.




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  Reply # 108526 4-Feb-2008 17:34 Send private message

In that case, a N1 would be much more attractive. Potentially not all of the users would be wireless (would be using cable).





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  Reply # 108527 4-Feb-2008 17:37 Send private message

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I just installed a Netgear DGFV338 and it has a monthly allowance and will cap usage at that and either stop all traffic or stop everything except email.

Not ideal but a start.

DS

Should let them use as much as they like, then charge the overage for it. Tongue out




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  Reply # 108534 4-Feb-2008 18:06 Send private message

This is what im using with my Linksys WRT54G

Tomato is great :)

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  Reply # 108539 4-Feb-2008 18:35 Send private message

Does Tomato show per IP usage?




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  Reply # 108541 4-Feb-2008 18:37 Send private message

It looks great, but my WRT54G is a v7... Frown




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  Reply # 108555 4-Feb-2008 20:02 Send private message

cokemaster: Does Tomato show per IP usage?



No.. i dont think it can..
But maybe   DD-WRT

Anyways if you have or are going to buy a WRT54G.. this sites the best

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  Reply # 108589 5-Feb-2008 01:38 Send private message

You could configure each lan port onto a different vlan so they get seperate IP's etc. You would then need to get it to nat those which is something I have no idea on since I have only set vlans up on my wrt's to give seperate ssid's for different ethernet segments. I am sure its doable if you ask on the openwrt forums however.




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  Reply # 108614 5-Feb-2008 09:23 Send private message

probabably more than you want to spend, this is the router i install for my business customers where internet is critical

Breaks down by PC, Traffic, Port etc on Daily, Weekly, Monthly basis. Monitored Router + much more

http://www.makonetworks.com/html/the_mako/introducing.htm

Great product

adsl and ethernet to ethernet models available

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  Reply # 108615 5-Feb-2008 09:30 Send private message

Hi there

I use a sonicwall firewall to track usage by IP address on the LAN. These are cheap as chips on ebay and are ICSA certified firewalls. I use an eight year old one and it works fine. I see there's a SOHO3 w. 10 client license on ebay for $US25 at present.

My setup

phone line > dynalink 4 pt DSL > sonicwall soho > 10/100 switch > patch panel > Linksys WRT54G router/access point

I turn filtering and firewalling off on the dynalink and linksys and do everything on the sonicwall

I turn DHCP off on everything except the sonicwall which allocates DNS and both static and dynamic LAN addresses

The sonicwall shows usage by the IP addresses it's allocated for whatever period you choose to track. The usage is only for WAN-LAN traffic passing across the firewall i.e. internet usage in this case

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