Looking for info..

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bennyblanco, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. bennyblanco

    bennyblanco LI Guru Member


    I have a WRT54GL that I'd like to start using with Tomato v1.1.

    Im just wondering a couple things..

    1) Can this firmware allow me to monitor individual IP bandwidth usage? Basically I'd like to know where my bandwidth is being used and limit it's usage. I see a general bandwidth monitor, but nothing more detailed.

    2) I've always found Linksys products to be fairly flaky (or maybe just the poor firmware releases from Linksys) Is there a better router that would allow the tomato firmware to be used as well?

    3) Is Tomato THE firmware of choice among all of you out there?

    Thanks so much!
  2. bennyblanco

    bennyblanco LI Guru Member

    Can anyone help?

  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    #1 I can't help you with

    #2 I used to be a Linksys fan until I bought a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 because Best Buy was out of WRT54GL's when mine died. I find that the HP-G54 has better range with Tomato.

    #3 I am a big fan of Tomato. Access restrictions work, the new scheduled reboot works, HELL... Everything about Tomato works. I don't think you would be disappointed with this firmware.
  4. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    There is a forum here specifically for Tomato. That my be a better place to ask your question.
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    moved to Tomato forum.
  6. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you can classify a MAC/IP address to a certain QOS limitation and then get a graphics representation of the bandwidth/connection usage.
  7. acidmelt

    acidmelt LI Guru Member

    1) currently there is no page for monitoring bandwidth usage per-ip in the tomato web interface. limiting traffic by source ip or source mac is trivial using QoS.

    2) http://www.polarcloud.com/tomatofaq#what_will_this_run_on

    3) thats subjective, different firmwares fit for different needs. tell us what will be the main usage of the router and maybe we could recommend a firmware.

    edit: ah, roadkill came before me, and he's right you can see graphs of the bandwidth distribution if you classify every computer's mac or ip however this only applies to outbound traffic.
  8. mhe_

    mhe_ LI Guru Member

    This is something im missing, a quick way to see what computer is using up bandwidth. To classify every single computer by QoS is simply a bad solution, wastes resources and it as you said only classify's outgoing traffic so it's not only bad it don't work.

    It's not crucial, i will probably not change firmware for this, but is there any other firmware that supports this feature?
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