[ILUG] Problems with Three Mobile-Broadband Router
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Tue Jul 21 14:28:56 IST 2009
On 21 Jul 2009, at 13:43, Michael Watterson wrote:
> On my home Broadband I switched from a Dlink Router to a OpenWRT
> based Router connected to the cable modem
> On the Luci Interface I setup Monitoring and fiddled with the WAN
> Accept / reject / Drop settings
> Before on Dlink I was getting small traffic overnight apart from
> With the OpenWRT and adjusting the Drop/Reject etc the amount of
> packet arriving hasn't changed (about 300 per second), but traffic
> from them is now near zero (flat line overnight).
Your playing with the words "traffic" and "packet" is puzzling,
really, as internet traffic arrives in packets. Perhaps you're
defining "traffic" as data you're interested in, and "packets" as all
incoming data, and as you now use a router which drops more "packets"
you're getting less "traffic". However, from the POV of the OP this is
all irrelevant as he's being billed by his 3G provider for every
arriving "packet", not just for "traffic". Hence Kenn's information
about O2's two different APRNs is quite useful, as unwanted "packets"
are dropped by O2 using the 'internet' APRN, so all of the incoming
"packets" presumably contain "traffic". Sadly the OP isn't using O2,
but perhaps his provider has a similar option.
> Packets and Traffic are not the same thing.
To enlighten me (and possibly others) could you maybe clarify the
distinction as you see it?
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