Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


350 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


Topic # 151227 18-Aug-2014 15:02
Send private message

Sister trying to find out what one of her kids are using internet for (going over the datacap). Could people recommend a wireless router i can get that is good for something like wrt or tomato so i just run bandwidth monitor on it.




Balm its gone!

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
'That VDSL Cat'
8243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1747

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1110557 18-Aug-2014 15:07
Send private message

Without going into any form of deep packet inspection, or monitoring based on ports (which isnt accurate anyway) a router cant tell you that the data is being used by X Service.

narrowing it down to a certain member in the house is possible depending on implementation however...



if the household is large enough, would moving to an unlimited connection not be a better option than going on a witch hunt however?

a simple steam game could easily be 20GB+ a decent quality youtube video could easily be a GB or so a pop.






#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.




350 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 1110585 18-Aug-2014 15:44
Send private message

hio77: Without going into any form of deep packet inspection, or monitoring based on ports (which isnt accurate anyway) a router cant tell you that the data is being used by X Service.

narrowing it down to a certain member in the house is possible depending on implementation however...



if the household is large enough, would moving to an unlimited connection not be a better option than going on a witch hunt however?

a simple steam game could easily be 20GB+ a decent quality youtube video could easily be a GB or so a pop.




What i may of not explained myself. Looking for a router that allows my sister to monitor bandwidth usages, that is all, a simple chart showing MAC address/IP Address and how much data has been used within 30+ days. Thinking a WRT or Tomato Router asking here for some ideas.




Balm its gone!

'That VDSL Cat'
8243 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1747

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1110590 18-Aug-2014 15:52
Send private message

Ah well then. Got the wrong end of your question.

I'm particle to tomato since my last use of it.

Have not toyed with any recently though...




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


Meow
7611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3700

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

658 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1110655 18-Aug-2014 16:56
Send private message

We have Tomato 1.28 running.
I can look at data totals per IP on a daily basis (periodically saved to a USB drive for persistence). I map static IPs so I know how much data a specific node is using.
However, these are just overall totals. There is web log, which you could use to determine surfing behaviour.

For more fine grained analysis I think you'd either need a more expensive switch or setup a transparent bridge of your own for capturing traffic (not as hard as you think).

208 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1110666 18-Aug-2014 17:12
Send private message

Beside tomato, you also can check out Gargoyle .

472 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 86


  Reply # 1110695 18-Aug-2014 18:04
Send private message

gargoyle is perfect for what you need but you need a specific router and version# to get it working. http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/doku.php?id=supported_routers_-_tested_routers
I have been using it for a couple of years but now that I'm unlimited i dont even use it anymore

3532 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1292

Subscriber

  Reply # 1110698 18-Aug-2014 18:09
Send private message

Gargoyle is the best choice for this. Has the best bandwidth and quota tools and can be run on a $100 router.



350 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 1111035 19-Aug-2014 08:34
Send private message

michaelmurfy: Meraki ;)


how does a MDM client work?




Balm its gone!

72 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1111966 20-Aug-2014 12:25
Send private message

zaptor: We have Tomato 1.28 running.
I can look at data totals per IP on a daily basis (periodically saved to a USB drive for persistence). I map static IPs so I know how much data a specific node is using.
However, these are just overall totals. There is web log, which you could use to determine surfing behaviour.

For more fine grained analysis I think you'd either need a more expensive switch or setup a transparent bridge of your own for capturing traffic (not as hard as you think).


Agreeing with zaptor for daily totals.

I set this up for a friend using Tomato, specifically Shibby's version, on a Netgear WNR3500L.

Tomato has a wide range of supported routers (just be careful of the specific versions, e.g. it runs on a E4200v1 but not an E4200v2)

See  http://tomato.groov.pl/?page_id=69 for supported routers.



Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44


OPPO brings advanced technology to the smartphone market with new device
Posted 24-Jul-2018 09:20


Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.