How can i find out which wifi device in my house is using up the bandwidth? We have an Optus modem - Sagemcom F@ST3864V2. We have a number of housemates but I pay the NBN bill so want to be able to work out who's using it the most.
Any help, greatly appreciated.
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@ourhouseThe post does not have enough info in it, so to help could you please answer the following queries
1) Do you want to split the NBN bill based on your housemates data usage?
2) Are there Ethernet and/or wi-fi connections to the modem?
3) Do you want visitors to use the wi-fi when they visit?
4). Is it okay to only allow specific devices access to the modem (aka internet)?
5) Are you okay to pay for additional equipment? If yes is there a max budget?
Thanks for the offer to assist. Please see my responses below.
1) Do you want to split the NBN bill based on your housemates data usage? - Not necessarily, I want to ensure that if someone is hogging the bandwidth, we can have a discussion to make sure everyone gets sufficient bandwidth for their needs.
2) Are there Ethernet and/or wi-fi connections to the modem? Everything is connected via wifi.
3) Do you want visitors to use the wi-fi when they visit? Yes, I would.
4). Is it okay to only allow specific devices access to the modem (aka internet)? I'd like to allow anyone who I give the password to, to be able to access the internet.
5) Are you okay to pay for additional equipment? If yes is there a max budget? Yes, I would like to keep it under $200 but not sure what is required.
@ourhouseThanks for answering the questions as they helped allot in figuring out what you want to do and unfortunately you will need extra equipment as I am not aware of any of the normal modems that either the RSP supply or people buy from say Officeworks have the feature you want where you can check who is using the bandwidth at a point in time (last x minutes is probably more accurate way of checking BTW).
Sounds like you may want to have a read of the following articles/pages/threads and see if any will help or give you some pointers of where to look or what to google:
https://www.instructables.com/Bandwidth-Monitor (this one read for the software they use).
There are other options, but they will cost allot more and require you to buy commercial networking equipment or buy a PC to do the monitoring.
Another option is to head over to whirlpool and see if anyone else has asked about monitoring bandwidth and what they did if anything about it.