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San Jose, CA
·Pacific Bell - SBC
said by aaronwt:
This sounds like a good option since it pulls the info from the router which is needed to truly see what the usage is. Just monitoring a PC usage does no good when there are dozens of other devices connecting to the Internet.
Indeed. We just added a DirecTV HR-21 satellite receiver, and I have already tested the VoD capability. Something running on my HP Pavilion m7590n would only track the BitTorrent and email usage on that computer. I need to watch data movement on that Pavilion, the HP Pavilion a1440n, the HP Pavilion 6745C, the HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One printer (bi-directional Internet access!), the DirecTV HR-21, and
the Sony Playstation 2. I'll have to set it up, and test it.--
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·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Using DD-WRT on my current router (WRT54G) but it's a very new model of WRT54G (right before the WRT54G2 I think) and performance is downright crappy.
As such, I'm getting an Asus WL500W in Wednesday. It is also compatible with DD-WRT, however I bought it mostly for the features (onboard BitTorrent, USB storage...it also does pretty well at N routing, with 32 MB of RAM). My question being, using the stock firmware, will WallWatcher work well with the system? If I were to reflash, it'd be to use DD-WRT (would lose a lot of custom stuff though but the mega build does have a lot included) but if not, how could I pull stats off of the router? This is important because I (desktop and laptop) am not the only one using the router (two more computers, XBox 360, Wii).