So my story is simple. I switched ISP and now I have a data cap. we are 4 students with at least 2 devices each and I want to know who takes how much data. I thought IP traffic did that but it looks like it is seeing traffic where there is none.
I have a RT-N16 with Tomato Firmware v1.28.7497 MIPSR2-Toastman-RT K26 USB VPN
I have set up mac address static ip.
Take today for example, we were all at school and this is the data tomato got for me:
Well apparently I can't post links to the picures of the data because i'm a low-karma user. So here imagine a picture with a total of 130GB download/upload across 11 hosts for 23/05/2013.
This is the data my ISP is giving me to monitor my data usage :
Here you have to imagine a picture of my isp's website with a total of 2.5GB download/upload for the 23/05/2013.
I have very little knowledge of how tomato works. Some of these devices were not even there that day (like our cellphones and tablets and laptops) and most of them were off(desktop).
The Bandwidth usage of tomato is not doing this, but he is not acurate as far as on what day the data goes. I mean if I downaload 10gb one day, it will appear as such on my isp's website but on tomato the data may be split among 2 days like if he would not register that the day ends at 23:59:59. Take note that I don't know when my isp's website refreshes its data so maybe there some error there too.
Please help me get this straight.
I really hope this is clear and that you have some information for me. If you need more info it will be my pleasure.
Thank you all.