Justin Moss

Tracking ADSL Data Usage (Bandwidth) on iiNet

Posted on: January 24, 2009

Recommended software: iiUsage

For those of use below the equator (where data allowances are still measured and capped), monitoring bandwidth usage is usually a case of logging into to ISP control panel page.  iiNet, for example, have Toolbox – a reasonable utility, but a pain to login if all you want to know is our current data usage.

ENTER Tim Hall and Martin Pot – they’ve put together a brilliant bit of software called “iiUsage”.  The list of useful features is illustrated simply by the following screenshot of the application.

The Summary (Main) Screen

The Daily Data screen

The Daily Data screen

Note that pretty much everything you need is available at a glance.  Whilst the relatively compact application can be minimised to the Window System Tray, I find that it’s light enough to just fire up when you need An it.

RSS alternative?

I have heard discussion of a RSS feed version of the service, but I beleive this relies on iiNet actually getting around to publishing and XML stream of data (for each user?) – something that’s barely in beta, and judging from their still-woeful billing system, not a priority.

Download

If iiNet Toolbox is getting you down, do yourself a favour and download iiUsage

Four and half star review rating

Images used with permission.

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1 Response to "Tracking ADSL Data Usage (Bandwidth) on iiNet"

Thanks for the plug 😉

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