How to know which device is hogging my bandwidth?

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  1. Madridi
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    I live in a big house with lots of users, and lots of devices. Sometimes I notice that a certain device is hogging all the bandwidth, and a lot of times I just have no idea who's doing that.

    So, just to keep it simple, any software that would maybe shows a list of all users, and how much download speed they are currently using in real time or something?

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  2. tech3475

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    Check your router, it may offer some kind of monitoring tool.

    If not, you could look at something like dd-wrt which may offer something.

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    Your router may also allow you to limit how much a device can use or some kind of qos.
     
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    Yeah my basic internet search told me as much. But I couldn't find anything related to that.
    Here is the router I'm using:
    http://www.linksys.com/fi/support-product?pid=01t80000003K7eCAAS

    I'm also not looking to limit anything. I would just like to know it on info basis, to talk to that person hogging it, disconnect the device if needed, etc..
     
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    Type 192.168.1.1 into a web browser and have a look at the network monitor. You should see a IP and MAC address of the device that's hogging all the bandwidth.
     
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    I'm guessing you mean my gateway, which isn't 192.168.1.1 .. But anyway, I do see a list with all my devices and their IPs. I just don't see any bandwidth related info
     
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    What's the make/model of your router? :)
     
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    Linked to it above. It's EA6400 AC1600. One of those linksys smart wifi ones :)
     
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    It's the default for your device... Maybe your router web set-up is too basic to show that info. One reason why I always install a custom firmware on mine lol.
     
  9. Madridi
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    Usually it is. This one wasn't :)