PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-17 06:42:45 - last edited 2019-07-17 07:18:55
Model: Archer VR600
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 0.1.0 0.9.1 v0057.0 Build 160217 Rel.53237n

I live remotely according to Openreach, so I cannot get FTTP, even though the overhead fibre (yes OHF) literally attaches to a pole on my land, just 40m from my front door.. unless I pay them over £10k for the privilege, so I am looking at 4G, but 4G is capped on consumption, so I need to check m,y total internet usage for the average month (not LAN traffic).

I can see the stats page, but that would be a pain to add up and process, so i was hoping someone could point me in the direction of an app that can access my TP Link router, harvest the data and keep the stats in a convenient to view GUI or even a spreadsheet.

 

 

 

 

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Re:PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-17 07:18:44 - last edited 2019-07-17 07:18:55

@Unk 

 

What is the current network topology/diagram?

 

Do you use the Archer VR600 as 3/4G router mode with a 4G dongle? 

 

The VR600 supports Tether app in regular DSL modem router, but cannot use it to view the data which has been used. And in 3/4G router mode, it does not support Tether. 

 

If you want to use 4G connection and harvest the data and manage the device easily, you can consider 4G mobile wifi router, like M7450 or so to verify whether it can satisfy your needs. 

 

 

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Re:Re:PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-17 07:28:44

Currently standard phone line broadband at 5mbps.. lots of devices on the home network, using a 'ring' of 8 hardwired old broadband routers as switches and access points to get around the whole house and across the farm to the barn using a common SSID and password for wireless devices (plus a guest SSID)..

 

I also have a static IP address for reasons I won't go into

 

I just want to be able to see the total consumption of traffic going through the router to the outside world, without copying the table into notepad, saving as a txt then opening in excel as a delimited file, to then add formulae to do the maths for me every time.. I thought that perhaps TP Link or some other genius might have a little app that would go in and do all that i the blink of an eye.

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Re:Re:PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-17 07:33:20
If I do go 4G, I'll buy a specialist outdoor receiver with an ethernet connection into the building.. my farmhouse walls are so thick, mobile signals don't get through, so I have a 3g boostbox that allows me to use the broadband to piggy back my iphone into the providers network.. which is additional consumption, as would be VOIP hence why I want to analyse the consumption NOW, before I commit.. and the walls are the other reason I can't just plug a usb dongle into the archer VR600
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Re:Re:Re:PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-18 13:16:50

Well it turned out to be a great deal easier than I thought.. Plusnet, my current provider, have a tag on my account and momnitor it.. so i simply went online and clicked the 'Broadband usage' button and hey presto, 380 to 500 GB per calendar month (Large family, IPcameras and the use of one-drive) which would take an eye watering amount of money on 4G data sims

 

However, I have since devised an alternative, to get 50mbps for £16 pcm using another TPlink product and i will retain the copper broadband as a backup.

 

Thank you for your responses... case closed.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-22 07:52:30
Is your solution going to be fixed using 4G? What was your solution? I have friends in a similar situation where they have a paltry connection that drops via copper wire, although they pay over what anyone should ask for that. I am looking at ideas to get at least a stable connection for them. Unfortunately BT installed a fibre box a few hundred meters down the road but it will cost the ISPs too much money to actually use the box and connect wires to houses so they have left it defunct.
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2019-07-22 08:30:23

Not 4G.. I already use TP Links CPR510 to link my Barn to the house, for my cameras that monitor the livestock during winter and lambing, so I am buying FTTP, but having it intalled at a friends house 1/2 mile away and then beaming it back to mine, using a separate pair of CPE510.. they get to have fast broadband in return for hosting one end of the link. the CPE510 can send the signal up to 15miles!!! so 1/2 a mile will be nothing, plus the client end at mine will also act as an outdoor access point... I'll keep the copper connection as a backup as I have a static IP on it for other reasons, and will use an edge router to manage the connections seamlessly... the cost to me will be about £120 for the pair of CPE510 then the 32pcm for the broadband (Not £16 as previously mentioned as I was taking into account the deduction of copper line fees to go VOIP, but now keeping the copper)

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2019-07-22 08:33:41
google "better broadband for" they will have the latest information... and a contact point!.. they have direct contact with openreach, that you and i cannot get.. and they have a map of the availability.. do check any variants of the address.. my neighbour bought a pair of semi detatched cottages and knocked them through, so the cottages, separately were listed as ultrafast ready, but the 'one house' was listed but as 'not available'..
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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:PC App to monitor Internet consumption through the roputer
2019-07-22 10:33:05
Thank you for replying to my post and questions. Good luck with the set up, sounds a plan that's good in theory, I wish you the best with it.
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