877 - monitor how much I download?

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Jul 23rd, 2009


At home I have a Cisco 877W and want to calculate how much we download a month as my ISP can't and I want to see if I can reduce my tariff.

At work I use Netflow on a server as it is always on, I thouht about using netflow on my laptop, but I'm not the only user at home who has a laptop. Can the router do some calculations?

Otherwise I'm not sure how I can capture my household usage.


I have this problem too.
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If your ISP cannot tell you how much you are d/l - then how can they impose tariff limits, and sell tariff based services; this sounds like a case for the Office of Fair Trading.

I think the 877 will only gather interface stats over a 5 minute period (typically) You need to monitor the device from a system that can collect the interface stats.

There are several - personally I use Cacti.


whiteford Thu, 07/23/2009 - 04:22

I've just downloaded Cacti, looks good from their website, I've downloaded the files, however their install instructions aren't the best I will battle on.



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