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WAG54G UK V1.2

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by deskjet, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. deskjet

    deskjet Network Guru Member

    Anybody know how I can get usage statistics on the ADSL connection i.e. showing how much upstream and downstream bandwidth is being used which rereshes every x seconds - my Netgear did this so it was easy to see when all bandwidth is being used and hence why page loads are slow. Linksys tech support in UK have said it doesn't have this function - period. Thanks
  2. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Hi DeskJet

    Activate SMNP and use a reporting tool to log the data flow - graph or table options can usually be had.

    However WAG V1.2 is a bit flakey in the SMNP area I believe, so try a freeware logger before you consider a purchased product.

    Have FUN!

    The WAG V2 is ok at smnp logging - at least mine is!
  3. deskjet

    deskjet Network Guru Member

    ok thanks for the help David. I need a little further info on this - how do I get the SMNP reports out - do I need to get a special application - if I go to a site like Tucows what am I looking for. Having got an application presumably it is browser based and I point it at the IP address of the router - is that correct?? Sorry to ask such basic questions! John
  4. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Hi Deskjet

    you can get a freeware smnp report utility from - http://software.ccschmidt.de
    you want 'InTraf.exe'

    it's quite staightforward to use - as you sugest set it to the router (default then click 'first contact' button. pick a channel - mine gave 10channels.
    it polls 3-300 sec and will graph/table(well log to text file - you can import this to excel or the like).

    Never worry about asking we all have to learn at some point or we never grow. - Just never forget to pass on your knowledge when someone asks!
  5. deskjet

    deskjet Network Guru Member

    Great got it and the monitor is working fine. Thanks for your help David - John
  6. komUnec8

    komUnec8 Network Guru Member

    Hey, Deskjet. I'm interested to know whether you are seeing traffic in both directions on the ADSL line?

    I've been using PRTG (see www.paessler.com) for quite a while now, and find that while I can see Incoming (from the internet) traffic very well, I do not seem to get high volumes on my graphs when sending significant Outgoing traffic.

    Now, the thing to remember is, of course, that the amount of traffic we send to the Internet is typically very small, so tends to be dwarfed by the scale of the traffic being received. And when my incoming traffic drops to nothing and the scale on the graph is just a few kB, then indeed I do see some outgoing traffic registered. (So that's probably why Linksuss Support keep trying to telling me that it really works.)

    But the problem I find is that, when I send a large file out to th' net, ie several MB in an FTP transfer for example, I don't see the large Outgoing traffic spike that I would expect.

    Are you seeing this too? If not, then I need to look for other reasons.

    What firmware are you running? (I'm on 1.02.7, tho I have tried 1.02.9 but reverted, coz it didn't work either and I got other problems)

    I have also tried other SNMP monitors, but they seem to give me the same result.
  7. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Hi KomUnecB

    Have you tried 'NetMeter (beta2)' or something similar

    you can get it at http://readerror.gmxhome.de

    it is freeware and it monitors data flow through your lan port to the router
    therefore if netmeter shows a flow spike to the router but the router does not mirror this the router smnp is in error.
    You could try InTraf for this test as it logs faster than PRTG.

    Have Fun!!
  8. deskjet

    deskjet Network Guru Member

    Hi komUnec8

    I have a WAG54G (UK) – and the firmware is 1.01.6 Feb 09 2004.

    Linksys UK have offered firmware 1.02.1 or beta 1.02.7 but I haven't changed anything yet.

    You are right about the large file sending and seeing the outbound traffic - I have tried that and it might be a problem with what is 'in' and 'out' at the interfaces. I can see 3 interfaces WLAN presumably the interface to the radio modem, SAR_ADSL - which I assume is interface to the ADSL modem and K32_MAC not sure what that is. I will have to play around with this more although I mainly want to be able to check for downstream traffic i.e. to me so the software is fine for me. Thanks John
  9. komUnec8

    komUnec8 Network Guru Member

    Thanks Deskjet and DavidC. Will give NetMeter a shot sometime.

    I have always presumed that the K32_MAC interface is the Ethernet switch port, probably the 'uplink' (aggregate) of the 4 port switch?

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