Ok … So I’m needing / wanting to track the total data transmitted out / in from my ISP. I’m not caring about local ( internal traffic ) data.
It looks like GW is the tool I might need and if it is and I can get it figured out … More than willing to purchase full product. So to begin.
First … I’m not a total nooob to computers / networking / programming. In other words I have some knowledge and ability others might say I’m a jack of all trades a master at none.
This is my router: Linksys WRT 3200ACM
My laptop is running Windows 10 home.
My network contains a NAS, Roku, Wifi Blu Ray, Multiple tablets, multiple phones etc ( more than I want to have to “PUT” a tracking software on and more OS’s than I know )
I need to track data usage as my ISP gives me a data cap and charges, IMO, exorbitant fees for going over. I’m also on a trial plan with larger data caps atm and will need to determine if I can go to another plan with lower caps and still protect my pocketbook.
So I’ve installed GW on this laptop and have it running.
- What happens when my computer goes to sleep / hibernate. Currently I let my laptop hibernate ( which I prefer but can change if need to )
- So on the USAGE tab it has 2 columns labeled Apps and Hosts
a. On the APP’s column I’m seeing program names so that’s fairly ok ( atm not
interested in what app is using the internet.
b. The Host’s column has just a crap load of stuff. But I can find local IP numbers in the list. I’m assuming that the “HOST’s” data for IP’s that aren’t local are logging data coming into my router / system ( router is the hope here too )
Ok well I’ve just seen a link that states that GW can only “TRACK” data in/out of devices it’s installed on? Can it be confirmed that GW does not track data in/out of router to ISP from all devices on the internal network.