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shunx

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Does anyone know any software that tracks download/upload bandwidth to the internet but ignores activities within the LAN, ie transfers between local IPs? This is something that DU Meter doesn't do for people who use a router.

So far I have found this software, Bandwidth Monitor Extreme:
http://www.lp23.com/bandwidth_monitor.php
But it is not free. Anyone knows any free solution?
 
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DDR-PIII

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I do't know of one either, Linksys and other router companys that build home routers really need to have some sort of built in system that allows you to limit bandwidth and monitor it too.
 

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that's the one I use... and as far as I know and what that website stated, IT IS FREE, only if you want extra features that you have to pay.
 
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shunx

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Well I guess if no one knows any alternative software, $10 is not too much to ask.
 
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shunx

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Chris said:
th eonly one i know of is DU Meter however it is not free, im not aware of any free ones but DU meter is excellent for monitoring bandwidth.

Chris if you read my post again I did mention DU Meter, but it does not ignore traffic within LAN IPs.
 

su root

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My solution was to use a computer as the router, and put DU Meter watching only the NIC connected to the internet. May not be applicable in this situation.. :-/
 
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shunx

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I'm now using the Bandwidth Monitor Extreme software as in the first post. However, it appears to be buggy: the software does not log any traffic when I turn on the IP exclusion. I'm waiting for the author to reply.
 

su root

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don't exclude the router's IP address, 192.168.0.1, otherwise you'll be excluding all internet traffic
 
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shunx

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su root said:
don't exclude the router's IP address, 192.168.0.1, otherwise you'll be excluding all internet traffic

Certainly, and I didn't exclude it. The author said it's a issue with Windows and he's working on a fix.
 
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shunx

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Update: after a month of bug testing for the author, the software BMExtreme is now working fine and gets the job done (ie. ignoring local traffic). Recommended for those who need to track internet usage but ignore LAN usage. http://www.lp23.com/bandwidth_monitor.php