Log Internet Access

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by silverjim, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. silverjim

    silverjim Network Guru Member

    Hi. I'm running EasyTomato on an ASUS RT-N16 router. My access is through a small mom&pop cable company that, in turn, connects through Charter. Sometimes all five lights on my cable modem are on, but nothing is coming through. My cable company has requested that I track those times. It looks like the log in Tomato should be able to tell me that. I look at the logging options, and I have not a clue what, if any, I should tick to allow me to log that sort of thing. Is it even possible, and if so, how? Thanks.
  2. Scottmsu

    Scottmsu Reformed Router Member

    You can look at the past 24 hours log in tomato. Not sure if that feature is available in EasyTomato.
  3. silverjim

    silverjim Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply, Scottmsu. EasyTomato relies on AdvancedTomato for ...well, the advanced things which includes the logging capability. My problem is that, with the standard log, I don't see any sort of notification when Internet access is down and when it's back up.
  4. PeterT

    PeterT Network Guru Member

    I don't think any of the tomato logging will show that.

    The best bet might be a script run via from that does some logging of a ping or similar command to an external IP address.

    And yes, I do realize that a ping is not the most reliable means of testing.
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  5. Scottmsu

    Scottmsu Reformed Router Member

    You could set up a computer on the network to have a continuous active connection to the internet- I would legally torrent something large with many seeds and use the torrent client to limit the download rate so it will take days to finish. That way you would know at what periods there is no internet available in the router log.
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