Wallwatcher Setup?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Buckw2, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Buckw2

    Buckw2 Network Guru Member

    Can someone explain how to get DD-WRT to work with Wallwatcher? or point me in the right direction.
    I had WW working fine with my old befsx41. Bought a WRT54GS, flashed in the DD firmware and all is good with my static ip, except WW.
    WW pings it ok, so that indicates a router config issue? Also shows bandwidth test as pass. The DD firmware is totally new to me so I don't know my way around it yet.
  2. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    1) enable syslog - make sure you put in the STATIC IP of your syslog host (wallwatcher)
    2) enable logging
    3) make sure the local firewall on your PC is not blocking the syslog port. Windows firewall will block this unless you allow the exception
  3. Buckw2

    Buckw2 Network Guru Member

    Thanks, firewall it was, uses port other than 162.
  4. habskilla

    habskilla Network Guru Member

  5. will792

    will792 Network Guru Member

  6. Buckw2

    Buckw2 Network Guru Member

    Also, router does not block outgoing traffic, server 2003 has that available in firewall or at least the outbound port was blocked.....
  7. Gate777

    Gate777 Network Guru Member

    Using a WRT54GSv4 with DDWRT v23, I have got WW working very well for monitoring traffic.

    I can get bandwidth usage via SNMP, but not broken down by local IP - it is all lumped together under the IP of my Modem.

    If I use the logs (rather than SNMP) for bandwidth monitoring, I do manage to get a breakdown per user, but it only counts data sent, not received (the received column is blank! :cry: ).

    So currently I'm using RFlow Collector V3 for bandwidth monitoring, which works well, but is resource hungry. I also don't like having to use two apps to do the job of one. Using Rflow seems to be an overkill... I don't want to use it! But, so far, it is the only way I've found to get Bandwidth per user.

    I'm using the WRT54G/S Svaesoft / HyperWRT router selection in WW. There is a manual configuration allowed for sensor ports. The defaults are br0 (LAN) and vlan1 (WAN)

    In DDWRT, I have logging set high, I have SNMP enabled (with default parameters) and I have syslogd routed to my PC.

    Now to the questions:

    Given that my goal is to have WW give a bandwidth breakdown per local IP,

    1) Is my router selection in WW correct?
    2) Are the defaults router ports br0 and vlan1 correct?
    3) Does SNMP enhance the logs, even if it is not used directly for bandwidth loggin?
    4) Do I need to change the default SNMP parameters?
    5) Do the SNMP OID's affect the log, and are the default values for send and receive correct? ( They end ...10.8 and ...16.8 )
    6) If I use SNMP for bandwidth logging, can I still get a breakdown per network user?
    7) Is there anything else I may have overlooked?

    I feel like I'm so close, but so far.

    If I could just get data in those recieved columns of the bandwidth monitor, per network user, I'll be a happy chap. It doesn't even have to be 100% accurate, just indicative of bandwidth usage. I can always get accurate bandwidth readings from my ISP.

    Even better would be to get Bandwidth logging per user via SNMP.

    Any help or guidance greatly appreciated...
  8. prgoulet

    prgoulet Guest

    Have you found the solution to obtaining bandwidth usage per network user?

    I have a BEFSX41 with firmware 1.52.10 and use PTRG software but ther is a thing I can't understand. PRTG (via SNMP) is showing me only 2 ports ?!??. I have 4 ports, 2 of which are wireless access points. In total, I have 5 computers hooked up.

    Why isn't the (BEFSX41) SNMP sending out data of the 5 network users. It's only showing 2.
  9. spacesage

    spacesage Guest

    SNMP will only give you stats for that port or device that it is monitoring. What you are looking for is more along the lines of packet sniffing.

    For this you need to have a device somewhere between the private interface of your router and and the interface of your switch connected to your router. If you have an ISA server or some other form of proxy server you may be able to set up a software packet sniffing program on it, but generally its a hardware device along the lines of Packeteer equipment. It can be quite pricey but you can drill down as far you like.

    Hope this helps, I would like to be able to capture stats per VPN Tunnel but I don't think its possible, I'm using an RV082 to establish 8 VPN Tunnels to remote offices.
  10. zorglub67

    zorglub67 LI Guru Member

    issue with WRT54G V5.1 DDWRT and PPPoE

    I installed yesterday a WRT54G v5.1 for a friend. It seems not very stable as I could notice many internet deconnection for its PC's and specially for the wired one... :frown:

    I successfully flashed the router with the DD WRT 23sp1 but this version has a big issue: the PPPoE feature has disappeared :confused:
    Therefore no way to connect to my ISP.....

    Any idea on how to fix that?

    PS: I have a WRT54G V2 at home running perfectly since 18 monthes....
  11. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    I think he added PPoE into the micro build in SP2. Try using it.
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