Bandwidth log file never updates...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by MelechRic, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. MelechRic

    MelechRic LI Guru Member

    I've tried to figure this out and haven't had much success...

    I've got a WHR-G54S setup as a wirless bridge for my tivo/living room. I've got Tomato 1.06 running on the router.

    Also on my network is a NSLU2 that serves a couple of drives. I've successfully mounted the CIFS on the tomato to the NSLU2. I've told the tomato to store its bandwidth data to that CIFS and it does create the .tar.gz file on the drive.

    However... the file never grows! I've tried telling the tomato to update the file every hour and I still don't see anything change. I've gunzipped the file and looked at it with a HEX editor and there is no difference between it after 5 days and the initially created file.

    What gives?

    Any ideas/help would be appreciated.

  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    since i used Tomato now (nearly 6 months) my Bandwidth log file never ever get bigger than 1KB. I don't know how Jon has programmed that but it seems that the log file never get changed ! So dont think about that anymore or if you still curios ask Jon about it :biggrin:

  3. MelechRic

    MelechRic LI Guru Member

    The trouble is that my file stays around 40 bytes! I never see any information in the bandwidth summary pages either.

    I feel like I've missed some setup step.
  4. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    "tar.gz"?! The file is in Gzip-format only. Mine looks like this: tomato_rstats_001839bcXXXX.gz
    What's the timestamp on your BW-file?

    The web-GUI / bandwidth-stuff will tell you if it's working or not, if the daily and weekly stats show you any information. Not the file-size!
    My file even increases and decreases from size over the day, depending on when I'm using my connection or not. The last 5 hours it has been 924, 922, 925, 927 Kb respectively and my Tomato has been running for over 18 days.

    Since Jon is not too active on this forum,maybe you should ask him how it works, just like der_Kief says...
  5. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    does this ever work since you installed Tomato ? if not then:
    Maybe you should make a "nvram clear" and reconfigure the router.

  6. MelechRic

    MelechRic LI Guru Member

    I think I'll try clearing the Nvram. I hate to do it because I'll have to go get the device out of the living room and hook it up to the main computer.

    Oh well... it's worth a try.
  7. bokh

    bokh Network Guru Member

    You can do it remotely through the web-GUI too!!
    Administration --> Configuration --> Restore Default Configuration --> Select... Erase all data in NVRAM memory (thorough)
  8. MelechRic

    MelechRic LI Guru Member

    Hmm, maybe I'm under the wrong impression about this. I've got the router setup as a bridge. My desktop is connected through my AP to the router. I assumed that if I reset the NVRAM I'd lose all my setup information. The bridge would then not know how to connect to my wireless network and basically be alive but unreachable.

    That's why I figured I'd have to go downstairs and get it. Then I could connect to it wired.
  9. MelechRic

    MelechRic LI Guru Member

    Tried your suggestion... (which can only be done wired)

    Reset the NVRAM and rebuilt the configuration by hand. (I didn't use the restore configuration method.)

    I have basically the same results again. A tiny 40 byte .gz file. The file is updated hourly and I do see that in the timestamp. However, the file never grows at all.

    I'm wondering if this is due to the fact that I have my router setup as a wireless bridge. At this point I think I'm going to have to write to Jon and ask him to shed some light on the situation.

    What's his e-mail address?
  10. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    you should find his email adress here
    and don't forget to send him the CFE & NVRAM dumps you can create under Administration->Miscellaneous.

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