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Topic # 23930 11-Jul-2008 12:48
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Is there a program where i can monitor my monthly data usage? (instead of going to my ISP's website and logging in and checking my usage) my friend had one that was down in the taskbar and said like 'usage used this month' etc..

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  Reply # 146722 11-Jul-2008 13:02
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Traffic Usage Checker or TUC is what you are probably after.

What is your ISP? They may have one which you can use.



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  Reply # 146724 11-Jul-2008 13:03
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Am on Orcon Wireless at the moment, do they have one?

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  Reply # 146728 11-Jul-2008 13:09
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Orcon is supported by the TUC, but you do not need to log in with orcon, your usage should be on their homepage. Though that might only be for those customers with a fixed IP.

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  Reply # 148370 15-Jul-2008 23:39
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Plugin for firefox:
http://netusage.iau5.com/
Works with most major NZ ISP's


Rather than counting traffic leaving your computers network port, this one auctually pulls the data from the usage webpage by imitating a browser in the background.




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  Reply # 148494 16-Jul-2008 13:37
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BWMeter - one of the best application to monitor ur traffic on pc. u would be able to limit traffic and set up alerts... and etc :)




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  Reply # 148530 16-Jul-2008 15:36
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raytaylor: Plugin for firefox:
http://netusage.iau5.com/
Works with most major NZ ISP's


Rather than counting traffic leaving your computers network port, this one auctually pulls the data from the usage webpage by imitating a browser in the background.

Set up for telstraclear. Right clicking and going visit page works, but it doesnt update, just has an X.

I had a dig through the JS to try and figure out what its doing, it seems to be trying to grab the usage from the URL rather than page scraping. Its all over my head though.

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  Reply # 149723 20-Jul-2008 23:29
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Hello.

After reading this post, I figured this would be an fun little programming project.

I have finished writing a program that displays your usage statistics (as reported by your ISP).
It displays many more statistics, such as rate of consumption and predicted final usage.
The method I used is to read your ISP's usage webpage, then use a regular expression to pick out the numbers and dates it needs.
The regular expression is the difficult part of configuration, but once set up, it's done.

I developed using Visual C# Express 2008, so to run it you would need .NET Framework 3.5. It's a free download from Microsoft Update.

I'm looking for volunteers, before I release the tool proper.
Any takers?


Cheers,
Rob

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  Reply # 150779 23-Jul-2008 21:51
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Im keen to try it out
Although im on slingshot.

In the last few weeks, slingshot changed their layout of the usage reports page and so for me the firefox plugin is only reporting x so i have to right click and click usge page to have it automatically login for me.
Its opensource and from a programming perspective, if you know a bit of java, you can easily download the base files, then update and release them. it would be much easier than making a whole new program.

Unfortunatly my programming abilities go as far as what i remember of BASIC and i couldnt figure out what code i needed to change.




Ray Taylor
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www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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