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See current bandwidth usage for entire network?

Hi again. Just wondering if its possible to see the current internet usage across the entire network in real-time? I have found plenty of programs for computers or for WiFi but nothing that would work for every device including consoles and phones whether they be connected via WiFi or LAN.

I don't care if you can't see the specific programs using the bandwidth but I do need to be able to see which device is using how much.

If it matters i have a Netgear D6200 router which has a traffic meter but won't show realtime usage, only accumulative.
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    It is the router that would have to do it. Some routers are better than others but it really depend what detail you want I guess. Even then it will only be internet traffic the router can not (well without special software) see traffic going between devices in your house.

    You can get very detailed reports using a function like netflow but the only way to get that on a consumer grade router it to replace firmware. That is not a option on your router. Since you need a DSL modem it seems for your internet you will not be able to use third party firmware on any router. You could run a separate modem and router but it is getting more and more complex so you have to decide how much you really need this feature.
  2. bill001g said:
    It is the router that would have to do it. Some routers are better than others but it really depend what detail you want I guess. Even then it will only be internet traffic the router can not (well without special software) see traffic going between devices in your house.

    You can get very detailed reports using a function like netflow but the only way to get that on a consumer grade router it to replace firmware. That is not a option on your router. Since you need a DSL modem it seems for your internet you will not be able to use third party firmware on any router. You could run a separate modem and router but it is getting more and more complex so you have to decide how much you really need this feature.

    Thanks for the reply, probably not worth the cost.
  3. The best solution is to monitor bandwidth in your router. But most routers only have poor bandwidth monitoring features.

    For better monitoring of clients realtime bandwidth, you need third party programs(ie: WFilter).
  4. If you are stuck with that router, a managed switch and separate AP would do what you want (obviously anything using the router's own wifi would not be monitorable so disable it). You'd be able to monitor everything on the switch's webpage.
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