Monitor Internet usage.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by reebzor, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    A couple of months ago, Comcast announced their 250gb monthly bandwidth cap. This didn't really concern me too much at the time, but now I've been watching a lot more streaming content, playing online games, downloading, etc. I'm concerned that I may be coming close to this limit.

    I'd like to keep track of how much I use each month, up and down. I have an AEBS as my primary router, a macbook and a mini. Is there any type of plugin for the AEBS that can track how much goes in and out of it? I DO NOT want to record LAN usage, just basically how much goes in and out of the AEBS's WAN port.
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    The airport does not offer any plug-ins. Comcast should have some sort of meter on their website that shows you bandwidth. For the record, I don't think your going to get anywhere near their bandwidth limit based on what you are describing.
  3. NeverhadaPC macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    Monitor Internet Usage

    Comcast does measure your usage for you if you go to: ---> My Account (log in) --> Users & Settings Tab. In upper right corner click "View Details" of High Speed Internet Data Usage.

    I would like a better tool, if available, to see daily/hourly patterns. For example here is my usage over the past couple months:
    July - 29 GB
    August - 109 GB
    September - 79 GB
    October - 50 GB

    That is rather HUGE variation in usage, yet my pattern of use is rather constant as I do not download anything illegally and only 1-2 songs from iTunes per month.

    PS: 250 GB / month is about 93 KB / sec for the entire month. That is A LOT, yet I somehow feel that if my usage can more than triple from July to August I might somehow reach the limit during a busy month or if we have extended guests...

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