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Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Arius1
Guide

Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

I'm coming from Google Wifi and could see how much bandwidth each device used per day, week and month.  I can't seem to find that option in the Oribi system with firmware 2.1.4.10.  It looks like it used to be there but not anymore?

 

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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budy
Luminary

Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Any kind of traffic-metering is only available in router mode. If the Orbi runs in AP mode, there actually zero traffic monitoring. Since I am running my Orbi an AP mode, I never even had a chance to look what the Orbi has in stock for that, but it doesn't seem to be too much, anyway.

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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Arius1
Guide

Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

I'm in router mode. On the phone app and logging on to pc it shows overall usage but not per device from what I can see. Older firmware used to have an option from older posts I saw.
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DarrenM
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Orbi can only show overall use not per device.

 

DarrenM

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Arius1
Guide

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Thanks DarrenM.  It seems like it used to maybe?  Just not sure why they wouldn't put that in there.

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Adventuneer
Tutor

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Netgear, please enable per device traffic monitoring for Orbi, this is important when troubleshooting or checking for infected computers or other issues.  I have had this ability in all other routers I've had in the past but am disappointed it does not exist with my new Orbi RBK53 network.  Thanks

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Beanbrown
Tutor

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Been troubleshooting disconnects. Bumped internet speeds from 25 to 75 which helps a TON, but cant figure out what is taking up all that bandwidth
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Might enable traffic meter. 

I would disable ALL devices. Then enable one device at time and see if you notice any bandwidth issue...

Check for streamers or downloaders or any malware on your PCs if there is any. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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zaq_hack
Guide

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Look, the archaic "disconnect everything and then find the hog" method doesn't work in 2018. @netgear needs to get their crap together and provide this feature. This is actually infuriating. I have nearly 30 connected devices spanning 2 properties (router + sat). Our home, our rental property, our 2 renters, 4 kids, ourselves, and that's not to mention visitors. I can't just go to every phone, xbox, computer, smart TV, thermostat, and tablet and shut it off until I find the offender.

Orbi is a "premium device" even if considered SOHO. I don't consider this a "premium feature" in 2018. I'm already over my 1 Terabyte/month with Comcast, and I NEED TO KNOW what is sucking up the bandwidth. Come on, @netgear. Don't make us go elsewhere for this.

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

You can post this here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home


@zaq_hack wrote:

Look, the archaic "disconnect everything and then find the hog" method doesn't work in 2018. @netgear needs to get their crap together and provide this feature. This is actually infuriating. I have nearly 30 connected devices spanning 2 properties (router + sat). Our home, our rental property, our 2 renters, 4 kids, ourselves, and that's not to mention visitors. I can't just go to every phone, xbox, computer, smart TV, thermostat, and tablet and shut it off until I find the offender.

Orbi is a "premium device" even if considered SOHO. I don't consider this a "premium feature" in 2018. I'm already over my 1 Terabyte/month with Comcast, and I NEED TO KNOW what is sucking up the bandwidth. Come on, @netgear. Don't make us go elsewhere for this.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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douglasw
Guide

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How on earth can bandwidth monitoring BY DEVICE not exist? I have 30 connected devices (yes, big family) and the kids somehow managed to tear through 1TB with Xfinity in just 18 days. I NEED TO BE ABLE to see who's the culprit! Ideally, track apps using the bandwidth too, so "laptop" device could eventually show just what it's doing. In the meantime, I'll happily take a report that shows daily by device!! This seems like table stakes for such a "high performance" triband Wifi system...

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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zaq_hack
Guide

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greenerm
Aspirant

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Similiar issue at our house. Eventually had to bite the bullet and pay the extra $50 to xfinity for unlimited internet. Family of 5 with 3 gaming teenagers.

 

Would love to be able to monitor each device. 

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Betreff: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Have you tried Circle? 

 

Please vote for this here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/Bandwidth-monitoring-by-device/idc-p/1675405...


@greenerm wrote:

Similiar issue at our house. Eventually had to bite the bullet and pay the extra $50 to xfinity for unlimited internet. Family of 5 with 3 gaming teenagers.

 

Would love to be able to monitor each device. 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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Knarf51
Aspirant

Re: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

Firmware V2.2.1.210

I contacted Netgear support and simply asked a couple direct questions.

Q: "Can the Orbi AC3000 monitor individual devices?" A: "No" 

Q: "Are there plans to include this in the future?" A: "Not that I am aware of. The device is not capabile of having this functionality."

Maybe they will provide individual device monitoring capability when they roll out the new Armor product. 

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Bandwidth monitoring by device for Orbi

New FW is available that has Armour I believe:

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/RBK50.aspx#download


@Knarf51 wrote:

Firmware V2.2.1.210

I contacted Netgear support and simply asked a couple direct questions.

Q: "Can the Orbi AC3000 monitor individual devices?" A: "No" 

Q: "Are there plans to include this in the future?" A: "Not that I am aware of. The device is not capabile of having this functionality."

Maybe they will provide individual device monitoring capability when they roll out the new Armor product. 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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