Only getting upload data in IP Traffic

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by callan.a.brown, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. callan.a.brown

    callan.a.brown Reformed Router Member


    I'm trying to monitor devices for bandwidth to figure out who the hog is. I have a WRT54G and a GS and I've tried the latest firmware (ND, 2.4 kernel, vlan, standard) for both devices and I get the same result.

    I have a cable modem/router with DHCP disabled, which goes to a LAN port on the router. DHCP enabled on the router, and internet all works fine. I set up a CIFS share with a reserved IP and it's recording OK.

    Anyway the problem I get is that IP traffic is recording Upload traffic only. Download traffic is flat and just returns "0" when I check the raw data.

    Any idea?
  2. callan.a.brown

    callan.a.brown Reformed Router Member


    I've tried Toastman, Shibby and Teaman and I get the same thing. Everything works beautifully except the one feature I need which is to watch IP traffic!
  3. ghoffman

    ghoffman LI Guru Member

    why the lan port? if your router is handing out addresses, is it not the gateway, and don't you want NAT and other firewall protection for your LAN? you get none of this if you connect your modem to a LAN port, and sooner or later you'll get an address conflict.

    if you want up/down transfer stats, i think you'll have it if your internet traffic is via the wan port in gateway mode.

    i have never looked specifically for LAN traffic at the individual IP level. i might have a chance this afternoon.
    koitsu likes this.
  4. callan.a.brown

    callan.a.brown Reformed Router Member

    That was the answer. I moved it over to the WAN port and set it up appropriately. Thanks for the info!
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