Interesting discrepancy in Tomato for Daily Bandwidth/IP Traffic

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by SteveF, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. SteveF

    SteveF Serious Server Member

    I have a puzzling situation with Tomato.

    Client 1 and Client 2 on LAN (br0) both wired
    Client 3 and Client 4 on LAN1(br1) both wireless
    The two segments are completely isolated both ways

    Client 3 scenario at 10 PM:

    1. IPTraffic/Daily: 3,496 MBytes
    2. IPTraffic/Last 24 Hours: 432 MBytes (between 4 Pm and 10 PM, no other traffic)
    3. BW/Daily for all 4 Clients: 610 MBytes (correct sum for individual BW/Last 24 Hours values for the 4 clients)

    Here is my question: should the IPTraffic/Daily not be the same as IPTraffic/Last 24 Hours for client 3? Where does the extra 3,064 MBytes for Client 3 IPTraffic/Daily comes from?

    Is it possible that:

    1. Client 3 gets extra BW from the Internet without Tomato registering it?
    2. Client 3 and Client 4 plays some computer game? But if this is the case this large BW difference should show up for Client 4.

    I may be confusing IP Traffic and Bandwidth.

    If anybody can help me out please do so. I would appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member

    I had this problem with IPtraffic. It somehow records garbage data for one of my laptops on the wireless network. It was recording about a few GB a day, didn't pay attention to the exact amount.

    IPtraffic for last 24 hours and Bandwidth monitor didn't have it show up. Plus the laptop it was recording garbage data for I hardly use (I open it about once or twice every week for a few hours.) Since it was recording data on days it wasn't turned on, and I knew my wireless wasn't being hacked/spoofed as I gave it a static IP and do monitor my wireless traffic, I figured it the IPtraffic was buggy.

    Don't know what causes it, but after a reboot of Tomato it seemed to record proper data usage.
  3. SteveF

    SteveF Serious Server Member

    Thanks Malitiacurt for your post. Looks like you had similar experience to mine. I also have all the possible security features in place, so I am not concerned about hacking by outside forces. I am more concerned about inside forces

    However, the day I started to experience the discrepancy between IPTraffic/Daily (much higher accumulated daily value) and IPTraffic/Last 24 Hours (lower, seemed to be normal value) for wireless Client 3, I enabled Outbound Connection Logging for all Clients and Web Monitor for Client 3 and Client 4.

    What I did this morning is to disable the Outbound Connection Logging feature (left Web Monitor in place) and gave a hard reboot to the router. I think this might have been a false reading by the router as Malitiacurt seemed to have experienced, I shall see what happens.
  4. SteveF

    SteveF Serious Server Member

    Looks like rebooting solved the problem. I do not know what is was but it might be a rare bug. And I do not think that the logging features caused it because I have the Outbound Connection Logging feature on while web Monitor is turned off.
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