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Network Bandwidth Monitoring

Discussion in 'Networking' started by vg19, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. vg19

    vg19 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    This prob is a newbie question, but here it is nonetheless. I currently live in a student house with 5 other people for university. We just got our DSL internet service and we are using the Netgear Rangemax Wireless router.

    We do have a download cap on our internet service. As a result, I just wanted to know if there is a way to monitor the individual bandwidth usage of the 5 people on the wireless network? It's pretty much to make sure no one is excessivley going overboard in terms of downloading/uploading.

    Any software that will do this? Or can it be monitored within the Netgear default gateway page itself?

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You'll actually need a separate machine as a gateway to monitor this. It requires more intelligence than a simple router has.
     
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