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Abyss1992

join:2012-08-18
Walton, WV

No good desktop usage meter

why is there not a desktop that doesn't need to have access to your Viasat account for it to measure data i mean if Hughesnet can have one why can't Exede



EarthSignal
Earthsignal
Premium
join:2002-10-03
Burlington, IA

Maybe you could explain your question a bit better?


OldSatUser

join:2012-05-10
Fresno, OH
reply to Abyss1992

I believe the question is is there a usage meter that can be placed on the desktop to show usage. The answer is yes, and it can be found here...

»realityripple.com/Software/Appli···Monitor/



Abyss1992

join:2012-08-18
Walton, WV

i mean one that doesn't need to have a username and password just like the one with Hughesnet that goes what what the modem says and not what home base says



wm4bama

join:2012-05-10
Goodwater, AL

There is a desktop utility that fetches usage from your SB2 modem counters and displays it...but it's not free...DR Strangelove left a link in one of his posts.

But if you just want to monitor what your modem sees as usage you can do that..just bookmark this link, when you access your modem status you can see the current count in lower-right hand of the "Modem" tab...but be aware that these counters reset to zero on power-cycles and also when new firmware is downloaded.

Click this link:

»192.168.100.1/
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Exede12, ViaSat-1, beam 342, Albuquerque Gateway, Denver AcceleNet servers



Abyss1992

join:2012-08-18
Walton, WV

i know that but the byte counter in the modem itself is inaccurate and what can't people put out free tools


OldSatUser

join:2012-05-10
Fresno, OH
reply to Abyss1992

I am not sure how it could be done without the username and password to access your meter. I suppose they could program something in the modem firmware to access the meter (if the usage request was coming from it), but beyond that, I think Reality Ripple is the best you are going to get, and that is not even from Viasat.



Abyss1992

join:2012-08-18
Walton, WV

what a crappy design in software


DrStrangLov

join:2012-03-28

said by Abyss1992:

what a crappy design in software

Now buy one, and report back your comparison findings: »QuotaSatellite


wm4bama

join:2012-05-10
Goodwater, AL
reply to Abyss1992

If you use a router in your LAN then you have another option.

Install ddwrt in your router...it will keep excellent records and also show you what device is using what.

Download the correct version for your router and read the installation instructions carefully:

»www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
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Exede12, ViaSat-1, beam 342, Albuquerque Gateway, Denver AcceleNet servers


RandyH

join:2013-02-03
Decorah, IA
reply to Abyss1992

Try NetworX


DrStrangLov

join:2012-03-28

said by RandyH:

Try NetworX

Try NetworX...after buying this cheap router and converting it to DDWRT : ASUS RT-N10+

After converting it to DDWRT, you can use SNMP option, found in Networx's hidden menu.


caruso
Premium
join:2003-08-22
California
kudos:1
reply to Abyss1992

Her's live broadband usage meter for desktop. I use it for two years, and is saving me a lots of embarrassment.
»www.rackeys.com/



wm4bama

join:2012-05-10
Goodwater, AL

said by caruso:

Her's live broadband usage meter for desktop. I use it for two years, and is saving me a lots of embarrassment.
»www.rackeys.com/

The problem with this gadget, like most others, is it only measures usage on the computer it's installed on.

Most folks have a wireless router with many devices capable of using your internet connection and using a lot of bandwidth (usage).

A router based measurement tool is the best for those using wireless devices and more than one computer,
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Exede12, ViaSat-1, beam 342, Albuquerque Gateway, Denver AcceleNet servers

RandyH

join:2013-02-03
Decorah, IA
reply to DrStrangLov

Nice!

Neat free program also.


DrStrangLov

join:2012-03-28

Software programmers of NetWorx are from Australia, where ISPs count databytes.

Sony Thinks It’s ‘Crazy’ That Aussie ISPs Have Usage Caps

When Planetside 2s multiplayer functionality went live last week, Aussies had a pretty terrible time of it. Between the massive lag and the issues logging in, the game was close to unplayable on the Australian server. The multiplayer service was eventually fixed, but not before Sony Online Entertainment threw a bit of mud at Australian ISPs.