How do I limit/moniter net usage?
August 17, 2008 7:51 PM Subscribe
How do I monitor and/or limit Internet usage?
posted by ODiV to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm allowed 20GB up+down per month with my ISP. I get charged extra fees for everything over and above that. My ISP gives me access to my total online, but that doesn't help me find out who has used how much. It also lags behind by a day, so if someone uses a couple GB in a day, I only find out after the fact. How can I track and/or limit how much each device is using?
Currently, I've got a Linksys WRT600N router that I would like to keep on stock firmware (it is serving files via the usb port, which DD-WRT cannot completely do yet), a D-Link 524 802.11g router, and a low powered dual core Intel Ubuntu box running MythTV which might be able to take over routing duties (if it doesn't slow down the media watching, I don't encode anything there).
I'd rather not have another computer running 24/7, so IPCop is out.