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how much bandwith do u use everyday w/ tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by webazoid, May 20, 2007.

  1. webazoid

    webazoid LI Guru Member

    I recently installed tomato on buffalo router. For the past 3 days, I've notice that daily downloads are 600-900mb spread across one wired computer and two wireless laptops that don't download files/movies but mainly just do regular web surfing like yahoo, espn, newspapers, etc. is this typical, or is someone leeching off my network? I don't see any unidentified mac addresses.
  2. KillerDog

    KillerDog LI Guru Member

    Am i right in thinking that if your downloading using a filesharing prgoram then yes people will be leeching because your sharing files.Hope that helps :)
  3. webazoid

    webazoid LI Guru Member

    no..i'm not using a filesharing program. just cuious why my bandwidth usage is so high for basic web/email/docs/etc. what's urs?
  4. Hypernova

    Hypernova LI Guru Member

    If by web you mean youtube then it could easily go that high.
  5. affer

    affer LI Guru Member

    If you are watching or downloading video files, youtube, iptv, slingboxes or similar. Or using BT or p2p, you could easily end up in this area. Heavy web browsing, to sites that do not have a lot of video content seems to run me about 200 MB /day. And if you are on a cable (rather than dsl) type connection, then "background noise".. ARP traffic, ICMP, script puppies, bots, worms, et al, averages about 40 kbps downstream from my ISP. That would be about 12 GB/month (400 MB/day) that can be discounted from your traffic totals.
  6. webazoid

    webazoid LI Guru Member

    i'm using time warner cable. buffalo router is hooked up to the voip/cable modem.
  7. webazoid

    webazoid LI Guru Member

    where's my network uploading to?

    so tonite i've notice network being intermittently extremely slow. here's bandwitdh for past 5 hrs. where's it all going? blue is upload, green is down.

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  8. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member


    Mr Tomato is telling you that,
    one of you computer are keep uploading somethings to the
    internet. Do you know that? Spyware, worms.......

  9. webazoid

    webazoid LI Guru Member

    how do i find out which computer is doing that?is there a log of which site data is being submitted to?
  10. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member


    1. Make sure all computers is doing nothings for few mins.
    2. check "Real Time graph" to see are there many upload.
    3. If so, Go "QoS|View Detail"
    4. you will see which computer's IP is using most connections or ports!
    5. If there are very few conections, try turning off the computers 1 by 1, check the "Real Time Graph" after each shut down to see if the upload go down, do it until the last computer that you use to check the graph.

  11. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    Unless you have one HECK of a fast broadband connection, I believe you have the graphs reversed. You would be uploading at 94K/sec and that is just plain SMOKIN'. Your download bandwidth would be HUGE and you are barely denting it if green is your inbound.

    If you had something downloading (windows update or some other automoated download going) and you are maxing your download bandwidth then you will have a slow/sluggish internet experience. From the look of the graph that is what you had going on.
  12. affer

    affer LI Guru Member

    That is a pretty heavy upload, which could easily account for your slowdown. Seems like you have a p2p program running in the background or a trojan /virus/spyware. Talon88's advice is good - go find out which computer is the heavy user, then go do some virus & spyware scans. Also a good time to make sure that you aren't missing any critical patches (if running windows). Clues about where your bytes are vacationing can be found in qos|view details or status|logs (if you have logging enabled).

    While it's possible that he might have the bandwidth graphs reversed, I think he'd more likely be aware of large downloads. Perhaps if other users are heavy downloaders & he doen't realize it. But it is possible, 125 KB/s (1000 kbps) upload is common in my area & I know people in some areas that have much higher speeds. Either way, the troubleshooting method will be the same .
  13. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    Enough Said....
  14. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Hey, thanks for that. I didn't even realize that QOS detail screen existed, :) I pulled up that page, turned on the automatic name resolution and saw some unusual connections. I found some hung Internet Explorer windows that someone had left on our family computer. I was unable to close them so went to the task manager and killed them. The unusual connections went away. I don't know if anything bad was going on there but it looked suspicious.
  15. webazoid

    webazoid LI Guru Member

    i check adaware and msft's defender program and both clean. I have a voip/cable modem combo so my upload and download is supposed to be 768kbps. The router is hoooked up the voip/cable modem so i odn't think it should be detecting voip connection.

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