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A few questions about WAG54G

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by spastro, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. spastro

    spastro Network Guru Member

    Hey All

    I was just wondering if anyone can help me out with this router.
    I just got it yesterday in australia and so far im quite happy with it.

    I have got the wireless working perfect, or it seems to be and i got 2 other computers networked together.

    Their are however a few questions i would like to ask .

    1. Is their any way i can check my how long i have been connected to my isp from the router? I have UPnP turned off so i can’t check it from network properties.

    2. I noticed under application and gaming that we are able to forward 15 single ports. What happens if someone needs to forward more then that in single ports?
    Do more lines open up? I tried filling up all 15 lines and enabling them but no new spaces opened for me.

    3. I was looking in the administration reporting section and clicked on the view logs button. However the only thing that it was recording was the UPnP until i tuned of UPnP. I went over to grc to scan my ports to see if anything would be created in the logs under firewall or access but i found nothing listed under anything.

    Their not major issues but i wanted to find out about them.

    I have updated the firmware to 1.01.00, is that the latest firmware?

    I hope that in a future firmware release that they will add a way to check how long you have been connected to your isp and that we can add as many port forwards as necessary.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    Why did you buy it !?

    :rofl:
     
  3. spastro

    spastro Network Guru Member

    ??

    Why not?

    Seems that every router has its issues. Seems to me that allot of the issues in this router has been found because their are more uses using it. and the fact that linksys is releasing firmware to try and fix the problems is a plus and it shows their trying to work out the problems and keep the users happy. Im only using to do basic features and don’t use any of the hardcore components it comes with. So for me the Router is working awesome.

    I just wanted to know about the few questions i posted above, but it seems that you don’t have any of the answers.

    thanx for that your negativity anyway.

    :thumb:
     
  4. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    You wanted it... you got it !

    (in spite of advices on Whirlpool forum)

    :clap:
     
  5. spastro

    spastro Network Guru Member

    ???

    Um yeah and im actually quite happy with it.

    I just wanted to know if i could

    1. check downloads.
    2. check net uptime.
    3. add more then 15 single port forwards.
    :)
     
  6. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    As for port forwarding you can use port range forwarding to forward a single port - just set the start and end as the same port value.

    The best way is to analyze the app you are using and seing if port range applies if you have sequential ports this can cut down on entries.
    I have not tried it but I see no reason why port Triggering cannot be set to forward a single port also this gives you 20 more options (inc. port range) - how many do you want?

    I like the Wag V2 I am still using the factory firmware - But I look forward to a formal Linksys Upgrade not some anonymous Beta which Linksys do not officialy support.
    Perhaps the WRT port will be the answer after all, Linksys upgrades are noticeable by their abscence
     
  7. spastro

    spastro Network Guru Member

    cool

    thankyou for your advise .

    do you know if we can currently check connection uptime or ammounts of downloads?
     
  8. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    To monitor Downloads you could use a third party util such as NetMeter I have version 0.9.9.9 beta 2 its Freeware and does the job OK.

    The Firmware I'm on currently does not do what you ask, If I were you I'd whim Rhod Brown on the whirlpool forum at least he seems interested in the product, as far as I'm aware in europe we don't have any linksys rep contributing to forum's.
     
  9. spastro

    spastro Network Guru Member

    i use net meter allready

    hello again.

    I currently use net meter, the problem is that it also monitors files send from pc to pc. I have a share folder that the other pcs can access.

    Each computer has its own share folder that the other 2 computers can access (3 computers in total)

    the problem with net meter is that it also monitors those files being sent and includes them as uploads/download.
     
  10. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Yep your quite right, it has limitations but it is small and free.

    You could go always go further and try paessler PRTG network monitor, there is a free version - not sure how good it is but worth a try if you can't wait for Linksys to come up with the goods (if ever).

    David
     
  11. Ofloo

    Ofloo Network Guru Member

    Re: cool

    i wrote a small tcl script to check my current bandwidth use using snmp

    Code:
    #!/usr/local/bin/tclsh8.4
    ################################################################################
    #
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    #  modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
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    #
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    #  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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    #  GNU General Public License for more details.
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    ################################################################################
    
    set snmpwalk "/usr/local/bin/snmpwalk" ;# set this to your liking ex: c:\\snmpwalk.exe
    set snmpget "/usr/local/bin/snmpget" ;# set this to your liking ex: c:\\snmpget.exe
    set routerip "192.168.1.1" ;# probably won't have to change this
    set community "public" ;# check your settings in the router you can change this
    
    puts "Retreiving bandwidth info from $routerip.."
    
    if {![catch {exec $snmpwalk -v 1 -c $community $routerip IF-MIB::ifDescr} interfaces]} {
      foreach {x} [split $interfaces \n] {
        if {[regexp -nocase {IF\-MIB::ifDescr\.([0-9]{1,100})[\x20]{1,100}=[\x20]{1,100}STRING:[\x20]{0,100}([a-z0-9]{1,100})} $x -> i n]} {
          set _INTER($i) $n
          if {![catch {exec $snmpget -v 1 -c $community -Oqv $routerip IF-MIB::ifInOctets.$i} inc_s] && ![catch {exec $snmpget -v 1 -c $community -Oqv $routerip IF-MIB::ifOutOctets.$i} out_s]} {
            after 500
            if {![catch {exec $snmpget -v 1 -c $community -Oqv $routerip IF-MIB::ifInOctets.$i} inc_e] && ![catch {exec $snmpget -v 1 -c $community -Oqv $routerip IF-MIB::ifOutOctets.$i} out_e]} {
              puts stdout [format %-10s%s "$_INTER($i)" " : incoming [format %.2f [expr ($inc_e - $inc_s) / 512.0]] kb/s outgoing [format %.2f [expr ($out_e - $out_s) / 512.0]] kb/s"]
            } else {
              puts stderr "error couldn't retreive data"
            }
          } else {
              puts stderr "error couldn't retreive data"
          }
        }
      }
    } else {
      puts stderr "couldn't retreive info"
    }
    you could do uptime in the same way also i think it's sad that it only has such limited portforwards..

    and it is true all routers these days have issues if you ask me they all hired the same subcontracter to write there firmware :rofl: and indeed linksys is trying to fix it so far but there takeing their time if you ask me they should of fixed this a long time ago .. but at least there doing so..
     
  12. spastro

    spastro Network Guru Member

    um

    this might sound really dumb but how do i use that script?
     

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