NetUse configuration tip for Cisco routers

We receive quite a few questions about SNMP configuration on Cisco routers in particular why NetUse shows only “spikes” one  realtime graph instead of a smooth curve. There is nothing wrong either with NetUse nor a router. Some roters set to 10-15 seconds SNMP poll by default while NetUse requires 1 second SNMP poll  in order to draw a nice looking realtime graph. We plan to add an interpolation option in one of the upcoming NetUse updates but in meantime here is a quick tip on howto adjust router’s SNMP poll settings. We have a Cisco RV110W configured for SNMPv3...

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NetUse and SNMP test are updated to 1.2.0

NetUse just got updated to 1.2.0. This is a major update which includes many big and small ideas and improvements we’ve received requests about as well as some new functionality we’ve planned for this version. To start with we’ve analyzed many network setups and significantly improved and simplified network interface selection ( which seems to be the most common question we get). New interface selection wizard  either auto-detects a proper interface to use or presents you a table with all interfaces available with real time traffic data. You ca download something...

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How NetUse collects data

NetUse utilizes the SNMP feature of modern routers. Most modern routers ( like airport extreme, time capsule, various models of NetGear and Cisco) collect and store network usage statistics. The size of “a buffer” where the usage data gets stored varies from one manufacturer to another but in general it’s not very big. NetUse accesses and counts data reported back from your router or gateway and produces realtime stats as well as stores it locally on your mac. It’s important to understand that NetUse relies on this data and uses wherever values it gets back from...

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NetUse Settings

NetUse is doing great job trying to determine your network setup automatically and usually doesn’t even require any configuration. Just run a simple build in test which you see first time NetUse opens. However or rare occasions it’s required to specify a network interface on a router you plan to use to collect network usage data. We receive quite a few questions about a password to enter in  NetUse configuration wizard. Here are a two screen shots to help: 1. What IP address to enter into the “Internet Gateway” field. 2. What password to use in NetUse configuration If...

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Real-time Usage Statistics

Did you know how much traffic your household used last month? We all have computers, game consoles, cell phone. And all these gadgets are connected to the Internet. NetUse Traffic Monitor provides a simple and easy to understand real-time Internet usage monitoring not only for your personal computer but the whole your network. There would be no surprises at the end of the month with huge bills and calls to ISPs to find out that Internet usage exceeded your current monthly usage allowance which resulted in some overage charges. Monitor your usage and surf the Internet at your own pace.

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NetUse Configuration Assistant

NetUse Configuration wizard provides an easy way to determine your hardware SNMP support capabilities and allows to configure a network interface to collect usage data from and configure various SNMP options. In order to better understand how NetUse operates, please read a few notes on how it works and where it gets the usage data from.

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