Wireless Router with Bandwidth Monitoring

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Flatshovel

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I am looking for a wireless router that has the ability to monitor your bandwidth and report how much you have used. The reason I am asking is I would like to monitor my usage via my router since the dsl provider I have is going to start capping customers next year. Anyone of any routers that currently do this? I have DDWRT installed on a WRT54G router but cannot install BWlog since it does not have the memory.

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Joey
 

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Depending on which version WRT54G you have you should be able to flash a verision of Tomato onto it. I started w/ DDWRT and moved to Tomato for the superior bandwidth monitoring interface in preperation for the 250gb/mo Comcast cap.

Tomato Firmware | polarcloud.com

You can see realtime, past 24hrs, daily, weekly, and monthly bandwidth use. You can also specify your reset date to coincide with your providers billing cycle.

Goto http://images.google.com and search "tomato bandwidth" to see screen shots of the monitoring interface

Here is some info on finding your router's version info. Its listed on the sticker underneath it;

Autopsy: Linksys WRT54G and WRT54GS Hardware Versions Under the Knife | LinksysInfo.org

If your version is not supported here is a list of tomato compatible routers to consider purchasing;

http://gazguzla.com/tomato-compatible-router-list/
 
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Flatshovel

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Thank you for the information, I have the WRT54G V6 which appears that even tomato is not available for it. I think I might just sell what I have and go with a netgear that does have the monthly monitoring capability in it. Really wish I could get the WRT54G V6 that I have to work but I understand it is a microbuild version of the software and does not have the memory to log the monthly bandwidth.

Thanks,
Joey
 

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You can pick up older WRT54Gs on eBay, Craigslist or the swap meets for $10 usually. Probably make money selling your newer one off, buying an older one and have rockin performance with Tomato!
 
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