There have been two lines of thought...and I can't confirm, completely, either but either:
- Comcast will shut you down after 250GB/month for total bandwidth consumption
- Or, you will be penalized for overages
Now, I have a couple of PCs running at the same time and do not want to get into a distributed solution. I need something as a hub for all of my PCs to consolidate to from a usage perspective.
Two options came to mind for me:
- Set up a Linux box to use as a concentrator, if you will, for all of the network connections and sit between my wireless router (for the lappy worqs) and the cable modem
- Or, figure out a solution on the router itself
But the really cool thing was... DD-WRT.
Here it the link to the main site:
Hardware compatibility list:
Lifehacker.com has a great write up on the install here:
Example graphing for usage:
Luckily, I have the Linksys WRT-54 so I was good to go.
Now, I am able to track my usage - at least to the point that I trust the DD-WRT tools as opposed to the monitoring tools provided by the same provider as the consumable good...can you smell the conflict with that latter statement?