I just purchased this router. Got it up and running yesterday. Thank goodness it was pretty easy even for a dummy like me. But I do not know how use any of the bonus features of this router. I can see all my devices when connected....that is great. And I found a traffic analyzer was included. Beyond that I am pretty clueless. Thank goodness it seems to work well without any input from me. LOL I am wondering do I need to install any software to expand the abilities of this router?
Yes I know how bad cloud can be on data use. But I have "unlimited data" between 2 am and 7am. Setting the upload to only be active during those hours is no problem for me. I do have oodles of large USB drives and gosh oodles of backup hard drives. I even keep a master copy in a fire proof save. LOL Still paranoid of losing thousands of purchased embroidery files and archived photos/documents. Never hurts to have yet one more backup....which is free from threat of hurricanes, tornadoes, and fires. ROFL Once data is uploaded it most probably will not come down again unless my "earthly" backups fail completely.
yorkytime, your devices also have to be ac 5Ghz capable to use that band. Most older devices are not dual-band, most newer ones are. I love the 5 GHz ban for in-house streaming, seems much better to me anyway. Plus the dual-ban lets me pretty much have the wife on the 2.4 band and I use mostly the 5 band.
This is two images of ONE page. Shows all client traffic. Below is device list with MB download per device. Below can see each device by selecting the name...then you see all webpages accessed for that single device. I know there are different settings but I have not investigated those yet.
yorkytime and Phyllis, daily limit does negate most all streaming from places like Netflix even at low definition. I do like my SmartTV for Netflix and don't leave it connected when not doing streaming. Most newer TVs are just as cheap Smart as those that aren't.