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Home bandwidth usage meter?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:46 am

Is there a way to track how much bandwidth individual devices are using on my home network? I'm trying to see if it's worthwhile to upgrade my internet speed.

I currently get 15/1 MB for $54 a month (we own the modem).

We can have connected to the network, but not always using the network, the following devices:

2 smartphones
1 iPod touch
2 Nintendo 3DSes
1 iPad 2
2 Desktop PCs - one is my gaming PC, the other is the kids XP game box
1 Laptop - my wife streams all kinds of videos on this old beast lol
1 Nintendo Wii - we use Netflix/Amazon video on there quite a bit, with the very occasional online game of Mario Kart.

We haven't had many issues with that amount of bandwidth, but I know Time Warner throttles when I download anything large (torrenting or otherwise, like Origin/Steam games). I get randomly disconnected from BF3, and video streams bog down, and so on.

Even if these devices are all idle, many of them connect for updates and notifications.
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Re: Home bandwidth usage meter?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:26 am

your router *might* have a tool to measure this
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Re: Home bandwidth usage meter?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:30 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:your router *might* have a tool to measure this

I've poked around on the settings page, but didn't find anything obvious. I will do a bit of searching with the router name on Google.

Thanks.
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Re: Home bandwidth usage meter?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:59 pm

if you can load DD-WRT onto your router (look it up - much more intimidating than it actually is) you can do it with that firmware.
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Re: Home bandwidth usage meter?

Postby JeffDFD on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:14 pm

I know my ISP can show me how much data I use, but not per device. Maybe your isp has something better?
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