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R8000 data usage by device-- HOW????

R8000 data usage by device-- HOW????

I'm trying this again...somebody marked my question as the "answer" on previous post!

 

 

How do I see how much DATA a specific device has used?  I have enabled Dynamic QOS but it just shows me transmission SPEED by device.  This is USELESS information, Netgear!  People want to know how much data is used, not data RATES.

 

I need to find out which device is using all my monthly internet allowance!

 

I am on latest r7900 firmware, which I assume is the same as the r8000...

 

I've seen this question on the forum, but nobody seems to have an answer.  SO is this feature simply MISSING??

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: R8000 data usage by device-- HOW????

Ash on my head - I was wrong, too. Afraid, we're using the Nighthawks on fast Internet connections, mostly with QoS off. It's indeed showing the "current" used bandwidth - but only with QoS on.

 


@starman2k01 wrote:

How do I see how much DATA a specific device has used? ... SO is this feature simply MISSING??

 

Yes - there is no data volume counter by device.

 

Not sure who marked any answer as a solution - I can't.

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Re: R8000 data usage by device-- HOW????

For the life of me, WHO CARES how fast a particular device is performing.  Cable companies limit total data usage per month, why would a router company NOT give you data on what device is using up data?  I now have 3 dozen device...alexas, roombas, google homes, etc. etc. and have no idea how much data they send/receive.

 

Netgear wake up!  Do something smart.  Replace the "internet speed by device" column with "total data consumed" per day, week, month.

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@starman2k01 wrote:

For the life of me, WHO CARES how fast a particular device is performing. 

 


No idea here, too.

 

@starman2k01 wrote:

Cable companies limit total data usage per month,

Bean counters.

 

@starman2k01 wrote:

Netgear wake up!  Do something smart.  Replace the "internet speed by device" column with "total data consumed" per day, week, month.

The short window throughput numbers are probably easy to get from the automatic QoS system. Reliably maintaining per device (MAC address - the IP can change) does certainly create massive overhead. And then, we need this functionality - regardless if QoS is active or not.

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