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Tomato bandwidth monitor - switching first day of month

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Anserk, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Anserk

    Anserk Addicted to LI Member

    I just found out some flaws in Tomato's bandwidth monitoring tool. I had my "First Day Of The Month" set to 19 which is the start of my billing cycle. However, I recently found out that my ISP counts traffic based on calendar months, so I switched the option to 1. I can clearly see it dropped most of December's traffic count. Yet under weekly usage it still shows what I believe is correct data. It should have around 213 GB for December - the sum of weekly usage.
    monthly.PNG weekly.PNG

    When I switch the start day back to 19, nothing changes. Now, I didn't capture my bandwidth screen before make the initial change, so I can't say for sure what I had previously. But just by looking at the screenshots it's obvious there is inconsistency in calculations.
    Did anyone see the same behaviour? Is there a fix or is it a known issue? At this point the bottom line is: don't change the start day if you don't want to mess up your statistics. Or at least keep it in mind and change the start day on the start day of your billing cycle.

    I'm using Toastman build v1.28.7501 MIPSR2Toastman-RT K26 USB VLAN-VPN

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