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individual WAN usage tracking

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Millsie, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Millsie

    Millsie Networkin' Nut Member


    I'm making a decision between installing DD-WRT or tomato on my WRT54G V2.Both seem to allow bandwidth tracking but only only meters the WAN as a whole. My question is tomato able to separate the connections so I can see which users have used all the bandwidth? (I live in a country that has horrible bandwidth caps)

    Thanks :)
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Tomato doesn't have this, although it has good realtime monitoring. I hope it will be added one day. I believe that DD-WRT has it, but the QOS is awful so allowing the bandwidth that you wish to monitor to be consumed quicker. It's hard to pick one - best try them all and see which one suits you.
  3. Millsie

    Millsie Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for your reply :)

    I thought DD-WRT basically does the same thing like tomato and just monitors all traffic..
    But with the help of a script on DD-WRT is seems to be possible to make it monitor individual ports
    but that's going to take some serious time to get up and running...

    Wait, tomato just monitors WAN traffic as a whole, right?
  4. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    Tomato can monitor total inbound and outbound Wan traffic, if I understand you correctly. It can help to keep tabs on your daily, weekly, and monthly usage to watch those bandwidth caps. You'll need to change the default location of the bandwidth logs to JFFS or to a USB drive to preserve them after a reboot.

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