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Old February 1, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Someone in my house is taking way too much of my Bell 110 gb/month Internet package an I would like to know which one of my kids or wife is doing so, and mostly show them how much they use it, so is there a software easy to use that I can install in each PC that will give me the daily usage ( upload, download) and most important the monthly one
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Old February 1, 2011, 10:54 AM
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you should be able to log into bell's website and check your daily usage. I know with rogers you can. Cant' see why bell wouldnt allow it as well.
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Old February 1, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Install something like DuMeter on the other machines.
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you should be able to log into bell's website and check your daily usage. I know with rogers you can. Cant' see why bell wouldnt allow it as well.
he want usage per computer not usage in total.

maybe your router has function that would help?
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Old February 1, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Install something like DuMeter on the other machines.
I just download this one and when you reboot the computer you have to put the admin password for make it work, of course my kids and wife don't have an administrator user right ( not crazy enough to do so )
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maybe your router has function that would help?

may be a good idea to upgrade this $%?$?%% Bell Ewire for something with more option , any sugestion of a good wireless router who can monitor every pc ?
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Old February 1, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Bandwidth usage counters installed in computers usually include *both* LAN and WAN traffic, maybe that's all you need to do the job. (BTW You can use Task Scheduler to automatically enter password when starting such apps.)

To get accurate WAN bandwidth usage for each IP, you need to do it at the router. Some routers and most real firewalls have that built in, otherwise you need to try 3rd party firmware, I have not kept up with development on them but I think DD-WRT together with ntop/rflow will do what you want, you'll need to ask the DD-WRT experts.
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To get accurate WAN bandwidth usage for each IP, you need to do it at the router. Some routers and most real firewalls have that built in, .

I check with few model, for exemple a cisco at $ 200 can give me the trafic on the 4 wired port and only the total of all the wifi connections

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When you configure Task scheduler, set the task to run using an admin account and enable it to run whether the user is logged on or not. you'll be prompted for the password when you OK the settings.
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Old February 1, 2011, 05:43 PM
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+1 for Du Meter, been using it for years and I love the little program.
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