It would make sense (to me anyway) to have a little box with GlassWire firmware and software pre-installed on it, attached to the DSL Modem/Router, “facing” inwards(to the LAN) and monitor all devices on the LAN (or as many as the purchased license supports). Just throwing ideas around.
Using a firewall appliance, your home network would look like this:
INTERNET----> Firewall Appliance----> Router (with Wifi)----> Your LAN.
The Appliance would be firewalling and protecting everything going to and from the LAN.
Any news regarding OpenFlow, sFlow, NetFlow protocols? I would really loved GlassWire to monitor my Mikrotik as well.
Why don’t simply use the SNMP trap? Some routers (many of them) generate network traces via SNMP, but these traces aren’t exhaustive.
It’s very difficult to log all data transiting on the network, unless your computer is the node between LAN and WAN.
Anyway, your tool is great, thanks!
Are SNMP traps secure and safe to use for most people? Just curious. We are still researching.
Totally safe, this protocol is designed to collect data from network equipments:
[SNMP on Wikipedia] (unable to put link…)
But all routers don’t provide data about inbound/outbound network, neither about origin/destination.
This protocol is also use to collect data from server components, like temperature, fan speed, voltage, RAID status… with special [MIB] (unable to put link…)
Thanks for your feedback. We will take this into account when working on our router version.
Any news in this case??? I will love to use glasswire and pfsense!
check “Fingbox” out on amazon …
fing has an app on google playstore & for iphones to correlate with this piece of equipment…
Fingbox is one of many network appliances or network security appliances that connect to your existing router to provide additional moniitoring and filtering/blocking capabilities. The best known of these boxes is probably the Disney Circle.
By the way, that Fing hyperlink is to a UK reseller; the Fing website is actually at fing.io:
These network security appliances are usually wifi routers. They usually focus on, or are limited to, monitoring wifi-connnected devices. Cable-connected devices are not usually monitored. The Koalsafe is one example which has two hardware options:
There are many websites providing reviews and comparisons under the heading of parental control devices, e.g.:
@Ken_GlassWire, maybe this topic should be split into two topics because these products are very different to software that would install on a router. Instead, they provide their own hardware to avoid all the issues around supporting software that runs on many different routers.
The most accurate way to monitor this would be on your router itself. All the devices on your network connect to the Internet through your router, so this is the single point where bandwidth usage and data transfers can be monitored and logged.
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