Bandwidth Log (with WAN disabled)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kim_tpham, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. kim_tpham

    kim_tpham Network Guru Member


    I have the following setup:
    Internet <> ZyZEL-router (with VOIP-phone) <> Linksys wrt-54g <> PC’s

    ZyZEL and linksys are connected through the LAN<>LAN ports.

    The Zyzel-router is a requirement from my internet-provider, so I’ve got the following settings:
    (DHCP-server is the ZyZel-router)

    Under Bandwidth, I can see RealTime and Last 24 Hours, but it won't log in the Daily, Weekly and Monthly.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Does anyone know why?
    I'm pretty sure, it's because I've disabled WAN/Internet, because it worked before, when I had another ISP that didn't require a modem/router infront of the Linksys.

    But is there a way to change how it logs?
    By that I mean, can I change so that instead of logging the WAN-port, it logs LAN1-port.

  2. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Since it is a LAN<->LAN connection between the modem and the PCs, you're only using the WRT54G as a switch, by-passing all of Tomato's features (except Wireless, which isn't on the switch obviously).

    In order to log that traffic, you'll need to connect it to the WAN port. I have cable internet, so I don't know much about DSL setups. However, I think I've read many threads on this forum about setting your DSL modem to half-bridge or full-bridge mode to get everything working properly there. You may try to go that route.
  3. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    As you can see in the 2nd screenshot, it says "WAN bandwidth", so unless you use that port it will show nothing.

  4. kim_tpham

    kim_tpham Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the suggestions..

    The reason I have the LAN<>LAN is because the ZyZel also is a router, and I read that there could be some NAT-problems when you have two router connected to each other.

    I can't set the DSL-modem to bridge due to my ISP (strange I know...). Every now and then my ISP sends a "reset default settings" to the modem. (not all settings gets reset, but bridge-mode does)
  5. az2008

    az2008 Addicted to LI Member

    I've heard of people doing it without problems. I did a quick Google search and found this discussion:,14669587?hilite=befsr41

    It sounds like the befsr41 is connected to the external network, and the wrt54g is connected to a LAN port on the befs41.

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