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Ed_BC

@shawcable.net

Shaw Traffic Usage Monitor Alternatives?

There used to be a great little extension called "Shaw Traffic Usage Monitor" for Google Chrome. However, for some reason, the author deleted it from the webstore.

Does anyone know if there are alternatives? What I loved about that extension was it also estimated whether I would go over the cap or not, based on that cycle's uploads/downloads.

I log into the Shaw Customer Centre to view my usage now, so it has been a real hassle.

Any help is appreciated.


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
Best way will always be a firewall solution that tracks. I personally use pFsense as my main firewall and it has packages to track usage. Live traffic graphs, built in VPN, etc. It requires a machine with a dual port network card, but can run on any old PC. Mine runs on an old P4 and runs very well. It's the best way to track usage, as everything through WAN passes through it. May be other software solutions, but I'm not sure how accurate they would be.


Juggernaut
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Kelowna, BC
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reply to Ed_BC
My NetGear router also tracks usage stats, and updates in real time.
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kevinds
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reply to rustydusty
DD-WRT works well for many existing routers, snmp traps work on some routers.

I have found its better to do your own graphs, rather than Online Customer Care, because you get up to date information, not two or three days behind.
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Ed_BC

@shawcable.net
reply to Ed_BC
OK, thanks for the replies!


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

My NetGear router also tracks usage stats, and updates in real time.

What model? Show real time traffic graphs?


Juggernaut
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No graphs, just stats. It's a WNR2000v3.


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB
reply to Ed_BC
Ahhh, so it will show data consumption, not traffic graphs. I love my real time traffic graphs and free firewall solution