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Monitor GB usage by IP RRS feed

  • 問題

  • Hey all.  Hope I am posting in right sub-forum.  I have home network with "standard" devices.  Desktop PC, couple of laptops, streaming TV's, Xbox, kids tablets, cell phones, etc.  Amazing how much stuff is connected these days!  We have a generous data plan through Comcast, but I still like to keep an eye on total monthly GB.  The last couple of weeks, our usage has spiked a bit higher than normal but nothing has really changed.  Good news is I have reserved IP addresses through router interface.  What I'm looking for is a simple utility to MONITOR those IP addresses.  Trying to figure out which device is pulling all the data.

    Does anyone know of such a utility, or is it harder to do than I think?  Preferably freeware, but willing to spend maybe $50 or so if it's a REALLY good tool that does other stuff too.  I've poked around on google, but all the stuff I can find is meant for corporations.  $1,000's of dollars for annual subscription.  I don't need anything with remotely that horsepower.  Just a simple IP device monitor.

    Thoughts?  Thanks in advance.

    ~Vol

    2019年10月12日 上午 03:13

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  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days is available.

    So you can download and use this All-in-one router
    monitoring software PRTG

    https://www.paessler.com/router_monitoring

    See also:

    https://windowsreport.com/bandwidth-monitors-windows-10/


    S.Sengupta,Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT, Windows Insider MVP




    2019年10月12日 上午 04:13
  • as you also want to monitor Wifi connected devices, software on a Windows PC will not help.
    This will either require support from the router, or a managed switch (offering bandwith monitoring) between the router and DSL modem.
    When your router firmware is DD-WRT (or related), you can use YAMon.
    Tomato has this build-in: Using the Tomato Firmware to Monitor Bandwidth by IP Address
    Maybe other router firmwares have this, too: contact your router manufacturer.
    2019年10月12日 上午 05:23
  • Hi Vol4Ever,

    This is topology of my home, actually more devices. I guess your home network is like this. 
      
    If we want to know the traffic usage of each device, we have to get all packets passing through the router (red rectangle).
    I'm afraid almost all of home routers don't provide such feature like sniffer. 

    Regards, 

    Ashidacchi -- https://ssl01.rocketnet.jp/hokusosha.com/default.html

    2019年10月12日 下午 10:32
  • So this will work given the 2 additional replies below?  Especially the latter as his diagram is exactly the type of network I'm talking about.  Thx!
    2019年10月13日 下午 01:48
  • Your diagram is EXACTLY what I'm trying to describe.  Sounds like I may be out of luck with what I want to do.  Kinda surprised my router won't work. It is a relatively expensive Linksys EA9500.
    2019年10月13日 下午 01:52
  • Hi Vol4Ever,

    I have no idea about Linksys EA9500.
    How about consulting Linksys support? https://www.linksys.com/us/support/

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com


    • 已編輯 Ashidacchi 2019年10月14日 上午 02:27
    2019年10月14日 上午 02:25
  • Hi Vol4Ever,

    Thanks for your question.

    As the research, please check the following articles to see if it helps.

    How to Check Bandwidth Usage on a Network by IP Address

    https://www.solarwindsmsp.com/content/monitor-bandwidth-usage-on-network-by-ip-address

    Three Free Network Tools Every Admin Needs

    https://www.networkmanagementsoftware.com/three-free-network-tools-every-admin-needs/

    Hope above information can help you.

    Highly appreciate your effort and time. If you have any question or concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Michael


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    2019年10月14日 上午 03:12
  • Hi,
    Could the above reply be of help? If yes, you may mark it as answer, if not, feel free to feed back


    Best Regards,
    Michael


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    2019年10月15日 上午 06:06
  • Hi,

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

    Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance.

    Best regards,

    Michael


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    2019年10月24日 上午 02:27
  • Hi,

    How are things going on? Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    If you find any reply that helps, could you help mark it as an answer so that other community members could find the helpful reply quickly please ? Your contribution is highly appreciated.

    Thanks for your support and understanding.

    Have a nice day!

    Best regards,

    Michael


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    2019年10月29日 上午 10:24
  • Michael -

    No, unfortunately it didn't work.  Other replies appear to be correct from those saying it's not possible to do IP bandwidth monitoring without routers of a specific type/firmware (which mine doesn't appear to be).  SolarWinds *may* do it, but they are one of those companies that work with corporations to the tune of $1,000's of dollars per year subscription fees.  This is a simple home based network practically identical to @Ashidacchi's example sketch above.

    And then some of the freebie tools are set up to monitor ONE IP address which doesn't really help either.  I'm wanting an aggregate solution that watches all devices with some type of simplified chart or graph showing which ones are drawing the heaviest GB loads.  Something is drawing way heavier than normal data right now & I can't figure out what it is.

    Thanks.

    ~Vol

    2019年10月30日 下午 08:48
  • Hi Vol4Ever,

    We have many network connected devices at home, such as router, network hub/switch, computer, smart phone, printer, game machine, TV, etc.
    I'm afraid we (home user) don't have a device that can capture all packets and sum up the packet volume per each network device. Such device is for enterprise network administrators. 

    Have you contact to LinkSys support?

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com

    2019年10月30日 下午 10:42
  • Hi,

    Just want to confirm the current situation.

    Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance.

    Best regards,

    Michael


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    2019年11月15日 上午 06:59