Can 'bandwidth monitor' show per-user usage? Or is it just total usage of all devices?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by frypan, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. frypan

    frypan Addicted to LI Member


    I have not installed Tomato yet, I'm just trying to understand its features. Please advise if any of these are possible with Tomato on a WRT54GL..

    * Monitor total bandwidth of all connected devices, excluding my own (there are two connected wireless laptops in my house (my flatmates). I am wired connection from a desktop. I pay for the Internet, but only if they don't download too much, so I'd like to know how much they download).:smile:

    * Monitor individual wireless users bandwidth. (I'd like to know which of my flatmates are using all the bandwidth! They both say they "only check email" but that is a lie! )

    * What sites or type of content they are looking at (because I am curious!):biggrin:

    Thanks for any responses.
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Not possible

    Not possible

    Not possible

    Please read the FAQ's :wink:

  3. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    The following post about per user stats is the closest thing I've seen - .
    I haven't tried it and probably won't, just FYI something to look at.
    If it's just too difficult and you can't get what you want in tomato, could build a proxy server to get the info, maybe squid with sarg or something like that. And perhaps the approach suggested at to making it transparent would also work with tomato. This might be a bit ambitious, just some food for thought.
  4. frypan

    frypan Addicted to LI Member

    Ah well.. thanks anyway.

    I'm not savvy enough to set up a proxy or even know what it is. And can't be bothered with anything beyond the router admin interface.

    I'm quite surprised this isn't possible even with basic linksys firmware. I mean, data comes in, data goes out.... but I can't even click something to see how much data! Very odd. It's probably just because I'm not techie and don't understand how it all works, but... anyway, thanks again.
  5. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Call me a cynic but IMHO the only way Cisco/Linksys would provide that functionality would be if they could sell it to you for an extra cost service, not just throw it in the basic firmware.
  6. rippyruckus

    rippyruckus Addicted to LI Member

    per user bandwidth stats

    DD-WRT is able to show at least how many active connections a particular user / IP address is using. Tomato v1.17 shows total number of connections in the QOS pie chart, but doesn't break it down by user. Per user stats would be very helpful IMHO.:)

    Not that this is the thread for it, but I'm also uncertain why so many connections that are destined for a high port (i.e. p2p) are assigned an "unclassified" ranking when, obviously, they are being forwarded to a specific port number that is assigned to file sharing.:confused:
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