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Topic # 31180 7-Mar-2009 23:02
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hey guys I’m just trying to find a programme or something that I can use that will measure the actual internet usage for our network. I have had a look at the usage of our internet on the ISP website and it does not seem to add up quite right. I am almost constantly streaming to my ps3 from my computer but the net meter I am currently using still seems to read around the same as the usage recorded by our ISP. I am the only one who uses our internet really (my partner only uses her laptop maybe once a week to check her emails) and I don’t think I am using as much as it says.

so basically I’m looking for a net meter that will only read the data sent to the internet and not any local usage so that i can work out whether anyone else is on our network. I am using wap2 encryption and the password is 15-20 characters long with letters, number and symbols in it. I have also recently sent the wireless to only accept certain MAC addresses.

Thanks for any help you can give.


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  Reply # 200790 12-Mar-2009 11:33
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anyone?

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  Reply # 200794 12-Mar-2009 11:53
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Have you had a look at http://ipaudit.sourceforge.net/ Not sure if it is any good but looks like it will do what you want.







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  Reply # 200795 12-Mar-2009 11:54
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  Reply # 200808 12-Mar-2009 12:51
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What sort of router do you have? They often have stats for WAN / LAN usage. 

If its just a case of checking whether anyone else has access to your network, some routers will also have this information built-in.

Or just change your wireless password and see if that makes a difference?



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  Reply # 201595 17-Mar-2009 12:12
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hey guys i got it sorted. i went away for a couple of days and checked the usage while i was away and there was about 5gb used while i wasnt there so i have changed my password and set my router to only accept connections from known ip addresses. thanks for all your help

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  Reply # 201601 17-Mar-2009 12:46
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wow so you are saying that someone has broken into your WPA2 network? Although I know it is possible I would not have thought people would bother...  Unfortuneatly if they have broken in though WPA2 they will likely overcome the mac filter too (is easier then breaking into WPA).
You might need to look at turning the wireless off when not using it.







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  Reply # 201627 17-Mar-2009 14:55
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hmm might be the easest thing to do if the bother getting in again. ill just have to run a cable for my ps3 which shouldnt be to bad.

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