Hard bandwidth usage limit/Monitor per IP/Mac

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fysloc, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. fysloc

    fysloc Networkin' Nut Member

    So I have been googling/searching around and cannot find the correct information (mostly because bandwidth limiting refers to QOS and throttling speeds) about setting a hard limit on how much bandwidth a single computer can use up total per month. Heres my situation:

    ISP sent me a warning for excessive bandwidth usage (180gb used past 2 months for 75gb limit) and I had set up a QOS in hopes of somewhat aiding this. However, while it does as I programmed it to, the problem is mostly streaming videos (so all the p2p limiting guides dont work). So I currently set up my QOS so that streaming video does not hog the entire bandwidth at any given time (original problem which is solved using QOS) causing slow internet. Now the issue is I set it up just enough that its watchable, but I do not know how to set a hard limit on how much data transfer they can use (which is what ISP is complaining about). So what I want, mostly since its 2 computers that are causing all this, is a way to set, for example, 15GB of TOTAL bandwidth usage per month and then heavily throttle their internet or cut it off entirely until end of month.

    Even just a simple total bandwidth usage monitor per ip/mac will help me alot as I can manually limit it then so I dont exceed the bandwidth limit per month set by ISP.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. slam5

    slam5 LI Guru Member

    you need to give us more info.. what make of router, ver. dd-wrt, etc. why don't you say to the user of that computer to stop using that much video?
  3. fysloc

    fysloc Networkin' Nut Member

    Its a WRT54GL running tomato 1.28

    And its more of them not knowing how much is too much, as well as a language barrier. They dont understand concept of bandwidth usage here in Canada because in China, they didnt have such low limits in the city and could basically get by without worry (at least from what I can understand).
  4. fysloc

    fysloc Networkin' Nut Member

  5. ecnav

    ecnav Networkin' Nut Member

    The Tomato 1.25 VicTek version can monitor total bandwidth usage. I've seen screenshots of it, but I haven't been able to do it myself. I think it's the format you view the logs.

    You can also cap internet speed on a specific computer (not just based on services).
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