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GlassWire

GlassWire

After using GlassWire on my Laptop and finally realizing how usefull it is with HughesNet internet, being able to see what programs are using data and how much, how much data was used over a certain amount of time helps ALOT.   It would be much better if it was full network monitoring though.  With that said, I went and downloaded it for my Desktop and was browsing the GlassWire website.  Learning even more about the software.  I found that there is a User Guide which explains everything.  (User Guide can be found on the Help page on the site).  

 

Anyway to my main reason for this post.....  As I was browsing the website I noticed they now have an Android App available as of March 6th.   They are also in progress of making an Apple version as well.  Hopefully that gets released soon for all. 

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: GlassWire

That Apple version is certainly going to come in handy.  I'm sure the Android one already does, but the Apple one will be VERY helpful, as Apple devices seem to have a mind of their own when it comes to chewing through data.    


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Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: GlassWire

For a novice user Glasswire is worth its weight in gold. It will quickly show just how many background processes that are active. The problem is ... it only will report on the single computer that it is installed on and many novice users are reluctant to simplifiy their network to a single directly connected computer. We now have the wireless aspects of the HT2000w to contend with when trying to reduce the number of potential connection paths.

Even overlooking poor router securiy settings such as having Guest Accounts and WPS enabled or heaven forbid running an open wireless network(s) (2.4 and 5 Ghz)  it does not show usage by any router 'services' that may be enabled.

 

Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: GlassWire

Do you KNOW what your Router is up too?

Many Routers have a number of internal preventive and cloud based services available.

Some items may be enabled by default when using an install 'Geni" as many manufacurers assume an unlimited broadband connection.

Here are the associated preventive and cloud based options from my Asus AC3100:

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These services, if enabled and depending on settings, may use considerable data that just seems to go POOF as it is not being in a location that is monitored by OS level installed software but is readily seen as network traffic by the modem.

 

Re: GlassWire

I was attempting to use the Remote Server feature in GlassWire to show the usage from another computer.  I was unable to figure out how to set it up to get the data to show.  Only thing if I was able to get it to work, you can only set up one Server with the free version. 

 

I was thinking about purchasing it if I was able to figure out how to use the Remote Server but then seen its $49 for 1 PC - $99 for 3 PC and $199 for 10 PC.  I have 4 PC's  but I assume the 3 PC version would probably work.  It shows you can set up 10 Remote Connections, so I guess you can use the Free Version on other PC's and still monitor them from the main PC.  Maybe even the 1 PC option would be just as good.  BUT the paid version does not have much more usage over the free.

Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: GlassWire

While I really find that Glasswire has considerable value I still favor having a router that tracks/reports usage by all devices and install the free version of Glasswire on the Windows based machines that I need really detailed reports on.

For my non-Windows items I can get pretty good details from the Router:

Samsung Galaxy Tab4:

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And my Nook HD+

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For me, that is enough detail to alert me to a rogue app on one of those machines.

 

 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: GlassWire

"It would be much better if it was full network monitoring though."

I agree!  I love Glasswire, but I wish it would monitor the whole network. 

Re: GlassWire

The third party Gargoyle-Router Firmware that I have on my WD Router shows how much data was used by each device, but does not go into full detail of how the data was used.  I am happy with just knowing exactly how much was use.  Also it has a Quota feature where I can give each device a set amount of data allowed per day/week/month and when that amount is reached it will slow that device to download/upload speed that I set  or shut down all internet access for that device.  It works great on my Router.   I am glad it is compatible with my Router! 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor III

Re: GlassWire


@wildcats198308 wrote:

The third party Gargoyle-Router Firmware that I have on my WD Router shows how much data was used by each device, but does not go into full detail of how the data was used.  I am happy with just knowing exactly how much was use.  Also it has a Quota feature where I can give each device a set amount of data allowed per day/week/month and when that amount is reached it will slow that device to download/upload speed that I set  or shut down all internet access for that device.  It works great on my Router.   I am glad it is compatible with my Router! 


Gwalk has an awesome router that montors everything (see images above). It's very cool!

Re: GlassWire

Sorry @maratsade I tagged the wrong person....  Meant to tag @Gwalk900.   so many posts and forgot who I was tagging.