[ILUG] minimal requirements for a Wireshark-only router netbook?
jm at jmason.org
Thu Jul 23 17:23:07 IST 2009
hi Bren -- I was able to run "iftop" directly on my WRT54G when I was
running OpenWRT. I've since switched to Tomato firmware, and haven't
been able ot check if it can still run this, but I think it probably
could. iftop would be perfect for you.
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 15:20, Brendan Kehoe<brendan at zen.org> wrote:
> We're in Maine for a trip and are using a satellite-based Internet
> connection to be online. It's got a nasty bandwidth cap in place. I'm
> looking to use a netbook running distro-du-jour to run Wineshark to be
> able to catch sudden traffic bleeding.
> Right now I've got a laptop running Vista set up between the HughesNet
> HN7000S satellite modem and our Linksys WRT54G wireless router for
> actually using it. On the laptop and its two interfaces (one being the
> regular Ethernet port, the other a Linksys/Cisco USB300M adapter) I've
> got Wireshark running with name resolution enabled so I can see in a
> glance what the highest traffic is at the moment. I'm finding
> high-bandwidth things (AVGFree updates, Mozilla updates, or even a
> family member's Mac doing an OS X update) and can then tweak the
> computer/laptop to disable those things. It also works when our nephew
> was with us and his Mac had "Top Sites" enabled in Safari, which gets
> the full contents of 12 pages simultaneously.
> Anyway, I'm looking to take back the Vista laptop (needed for work) and
> replace it with a netbook which would have enough energy to do the job.
> Have any of you used something like this as a router or anything which
> processes network traffic? Are there limitations to any particular
> processors which ship in these? (Atom, Celeron, etc?)
> Thanks for any suggestions,
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