Just picked up an Asus AC3100
That puppy takes the Merlin firmware.
That should put a name on who is using what 🙂
I put on a different pair of glasses (Bee goggles?) and connected the new router.
Really sweet interface but you do have to go through the menu choices carefully.
I opted to not enable the Sync and Remote Access features:
It just opens up to many back doors to suit my taste.
Nor did I enable any of the "AiProtection" features because they access data bases in real-time. I may enable later just to gauge the performance hit and data usage.
These features could also be source of "missing data" as they wouldn't show up in Glasswire or any other monitoring software. It will be interesting to see how this work out and if the Traffic Monitor recognizes the router itself as a "client" consuming data.
Different traffic analysis displays:
By application per device:
Definitely the tool to have for those that are missing data and are unwilling to breakdown their network.
As a test I enabled the following services:
Security Assesment: Done
Malicious site Blocking:On
DNS Fitering:On: OpenDNS
Enabled at 2:37 PM
The router does list itself as a client in the list of devices:
Its not like I'm in danger of running out of data or anything like that.
In fact I just picked up a handful of wayward bytes that fell out of my laptops unused Ethernet port. Fortunately they were full-fledged Bytes and not bits so they were much easier to scoop up and jamb back in the Ethernet port.
Curious to see the amount and pattern of usage.
I have been keeping an eye on the amount od data used by the AiProtection functions of my router.
in the period of 10/6 through the evening of 10/11 it has used 560.41 MB.
That seems like a lot of data used to this Miser:
That 560 MB was consumed by the router itself in the course of providing the following "services":
Malicious site Blocking
At nearly 100 MB per day if someone had a daily plan those services would really leave a mark.
That would have been in addition to data used by my computers and devices.
I'm thinking it could only go up from there.
Those services are accessing some data bases. The more "internet transactions" you make, the more the data base is checked.
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