measuring broadband usage

Jamie ubuntu at
Thu Nov 23 23:44:52 UTC 2006

If the belkin router supports SNMP then your best option is to get statistics directly from this and graph through MRTG or similar. I want to do the same thing with my Netgear DG834 router but have been having issues getting it to "talk" snmp properly.
Also your ISP should really be monitoring traffic and allow you access to the statistics so if all else fails there is that option (but it's not as much fun/heartache as trying to set it up yourself).

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 19:49:58 +0000, Gabriel Dragffy <dragffy at> wrote:
> We just switched to a metered broadband package here. With a limit at
> 40GB (download) per month and rather hefty costs incurred for going in
> excess of that limit.
> Access is via a Belkin wireless router that acts a gateway and provides
> connectivity for the local network.
> I am rigging up another machine to act as a server and what I'm aiming
> at is that it can somehow record the internet usage of ALL the computers
> on the local network.
> I know that this would mean it would have to become some kind of proxy
> system so that connections are made through it BUT I do not want it to
> be a full-blown squid cache. The requirements are:
> 	1. Be able to record download/upload statistics.
> 	2. Provide a web-based admin page so that users can easily see the
> stats from the other computers and administer it.
> What are the options?
> Many thanks and regards
> Gabe
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