tomato-ND-1.28.5x-112-VPN on WRT54GL v1.1 web usage logging

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by zingo, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. zingo

    zingo Reformed Router Member

    Hey all, I am relatively new to the world of networking, tomato and bandwidth monitoring etc. I currently have a WRT54GL v1.1 running k24 shibby mod tomato-ND-1.28.5x-112-VPN. I am currently only using this router as a switch to monitor bandwidth usage and for that it is working great. I can see real time and 24 hour info just fine. I have it saving to CIFS. I can not see daily, weekly, monthly (which I am not concerned with as I can figure those stats out based on 24hr).

    I have dhcp disabled, (this is managed by a windows 2003 server), and Bridge WAN port to primary LAN (br0). The tomato router is behind the modem (plugged into the wan port) and in front of a 24 port switch (plugged into #1 lan) with the dhcp server and other devices.

    I would like to monitor web usage but when I enable this I do not see any data. I am thinking this is because the router is acting as a switch and does not assign any leases but I am uncertain of this. I would think maybe it could receive some sort of data as it does measure real time and 24 hour totals passing through it.

    The settings on the tomato router put it outside of the DHCP ip range (same subnet etc.), and the default gateway is set to the modems ip.

    Is there any way to monitor the web usage through this router using it only as a switch?

    Maybe I should install some software on the DHCP server instead? I really like tomato and have no complaints about it what so ever.

    Again sorry, I am new to this.

  2. lancethepants

    lancethepants Network Guru Member

    I believe as-is, tomato can only keep track of wan<->lan traffic.
    Many things won't work in tomato in switch mode; bw limiter, qos, and all stats I'm guessing.
  3. zingo

    zingo Reformed Router Member

    Thanks for the input, that is what I was thinking as well.
  4. darkknight93

    darkknight93 Networkin' Nut Member

    One thing you can try is running a proxy server on your router to filter or log visited webpages.

    Squid would be an option. Just check the entware or optware repository ;)
  5. zingo

    zingo Reformed Router Member

    I will give that a try darknight, thanks.
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