Bandwidth Moniter?

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  1. moozxy
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    Does anyone know of a free bandwidth moniter that is easy to use?
    I just want to put it on one computer connected to a router, that shows overall bandwidth usage by each computer connected to the network.
    I'd like something like this http://traffic-counter.digitbyte-studio.qarchive.org/ but you gotta pay for that and I'm not sure whether it will work for networks.

    Mainly I want to use it so I will know whether I have gone over my download allowance. Apparently 3 computers in my house are using over the 40gb cap.

    Oh and also what sort of internet activities aside from actual downloading uses up the most bandwidth?
     
  2. unr

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    Try ntop

    Don`t know how about windows port, but linux version works very well.
    A bit resource intensive though.
     
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    O.o I can't even make sense of the site.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Caps would never do for me.

    Anyhow most routers (which I assume stays on 24/7) will show the amount of data that has gone through them. Failing that your ISP should be able to say roughly what goes.

    As for bandwidth:
    viruses are a big one (you get hit with one that makes your machine a DDOS operative or spam relay and watch usage go up.

    Youtube, myspace and ilk most of these pages are badly constructed with a mess of stuff in them: flv files can easily clock 10 megs and beyond (multiply this by however many you might watch in a row and yeah)

    Games: stuff like MMORPGs are the obvious ones but FPS and such take their toll as well.
     
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    What type of router do you have? I use Tomato Firmware on my old Linksys WRT54G and that has a nice bandwidth monitor in it. Check that site for a screenshot of it. Might be a little easier than trying something like ntop, which would be a little overkill for just tracking bandwidth usage.
     
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    I have the Netgear DG834G. How would I see the bandwidth usage through the router?

    Oh and Fast, what ISP are you with? I've never been on a package with caps until now, and that was only cos the broadband was free with the landline..
     
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    Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.30 is exellent, shows day, week, month, year usage!
     
  8. Urza

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    I use dd-wrt on my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, but I don't think it supports your router.
     
  9. moozxy
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    I'm gonna check out Bandwidth Monitor Pro, thanks for the suggestion!

    Ah question: Do I have to install this on the computer connected to the router or will any do?
     
  10. aligborat69

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    I got it installed on all my machines, it logs all network traffic in and out of your pc. If that is what you want. :-)
     
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    Ah I seeee!

    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  12. cornaljoe

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    Do any of these programs let you to adjust the bandwidth given to each PC aswell?
     
  13. moozxy
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    Ah! that's a good idea.. That would help me keep within the cap..
    I don't think you can with Bandwidth Monitor Pro..