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Deep_Thought

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Oct 13, 2008
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Hi, I'm looking for some software that I can use to monitor network bandwidth usage for all network devices - I have RubberNet which tells me what I need, however its clunky as there's no overall usage screen, and it doesn't tell me about mobile devices.

I'm using an AEBS - perhaps a different router might help?

Cheers
 

adam9c1

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May 2, 2012
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If you are not using WiFi off the router you could put in a switch between the router and the rest of the network. Then monitor the port on the switch for traffic.

If you own the modem / router you can monitor it via snmp, but if you rent it your tel co / cable co will not share the pass with you.
 

mikepj

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Nov 2, 2004
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Airport base stations support SNMP monitoring, so you should be able to do this with the current equipment you already have.

A quick Google search found NetUse:
http://www.netuseapp.com

I have iNet, which will monitor the current bandwidth being used, but it doesn't aggregate the traffic to tell you the total traffic over a certain amount of time. For aggregate statistics, I have a Linux server running Cacti, which can monitor the Airport base stations and graph the traffic for the last day/week/month/year.
 

Deep_Thought

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Oct 13, 2008
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Thanks - I use iNet as well - but that tells me when someone is hammering our connection - I need something which will tell me who is hammering it - Rubbernet does it but I have to connect to each and every laptop to see whats using all the bandwidth..

Cheers
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Airport base stations support SNMP monitoring, so you should be able to do this with the current equipment you already have.

A quick Google search found NetUse:
http://www.netuseapp.com

I have iNet, which will monitor the current bandwidth being used, but it doesn't aggregate the traffic to tell you the total traffic over a certain amount of time. For aggregate statistics, I have a Linux server running Cacti, which can monitor the Airport base stations and graph the traffic for the last day/week/month/year.

Just as a note, Apple dropped SNMP support with the latest 6th generation "tower" style AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule...
 

mikepj

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Nov 2, 2004
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That’s disappointing to hear the newest Airport base stations don’t include SNMP. That might be a deal-breaker for me ever getting one of the ac models. Might have to jump to another brand the next time I do an upgrade.

As for the original question about monitoring specific hosts. There are options out there, but nothing that is very Mac-like. I use Munin (http://munin-monitoring.org) running on a Linux server. Macs can install the Munin-Node utility using MacPorts, and then the primary Munin server connects to each Node every 5 minutes to get the latest network usage (along with a bunch of other stats). It’s not easy to setup though.

I have a system monitor called XRG (http://www.gauchosoft.com/xrg/) that only runs on a local host. Maybe it’s time for me to add some remote monitoring features to it…
 
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