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Old 06-07-2006, 05:43 AM   #1
Zmyrgel
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Bandwidth usage monitor?


Hi,

I'll be getting an broadband internet which has a monthly usage limit. I was wondering is there a some program which could monitor how much data has been downloaded using the connection in the current month? I would need it to work for 3 to 4 computer wireless network.
That would be quite nice but I'll settle for a program which would only monitor my own laptop. I only need the total amount of transferred data so I don't exceed the monthly download limit.

It would be nice if the program would present the data transferred in bytes instead of bits as AFAIK the limit is in bytes.

Thank you

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Old 06-07-2006, 06:07 AM   #2
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Gateway

Do you have a linux or windows gateway ?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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Absolutely no idea. Not sure even what gateway is. Something to do with the modem.

We're getting an cable based broadband connection. Not sure about the modem yet but it will be wireless model as we're using laptops. One of the laptops will be plain windows, other dual-boots with linux and mine is all linux. We're connecting the cable modem to the wall and connect into it wirelessly from within our house.

But to the question, I don't know.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 10:09 AM   #4
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the way you going to be setup, you are going to have to monitor every PC, and do the total yourself. most likely. except if you had an extra computer to act as a router/firewall ( linux preferably... or windows ) then you could install a bandwidth monitoring tool on that PC which would give you the total.
my 2cents.

ideal setup : cable modem -> Linux Router/Firewall -> Switch(wireless) -> PCs

on the Linux box ( or windows... ) you would have your monitoring tool
 
Old 06-07-2006, 10:21 AM   #5
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If you use proxy server squid on your network to access to internet, you could monitor each computer using 'squint' and also limit bandwidth tranfert for each using 'delay option' on your squid configuration
 
Old 06-08-2006, 04:12 AM   #6
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Yeah, I thought that I couldn't check the other computers. We don't have extra computer to act as a router and were not getting one. We're working abroad for 11 months so this is quite temporary setting.

Do you have some tool to recommend to use monitor my own gentoo laptops data transfers?

Other question would be, can we share files with LAN with wireless connection? I haven't been able to do this ever but I think it's somehow possible to do. Would be quite a bit faster to do this straight to one computer to other without sending the packets through internet

Just learned how to connect to wireless networks too Slowly learning...
 
  


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