Kitz ADSL Broadband Information
adsl spacer  
Support this site
Home Broadband ISPs Tech Routers Wiki Forum
 
     
   Compare ISP   Rate your ISP
   Glossary   Glossary
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: Which Monitoring Software?  (Read 2148 times)

bbnovice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
Which Monitoring Software?
« on: July 29, 2016, 01:33:32 PM »

Hi,  Bit of advice please.

You may have read about my travails on the Broadband Hardware section of this forum following the installation of a new SmartHub.

Have had to revert to the opriginal HG612/Hub4 set up due to line instability attributed to the SmartHub.

Cut a long story short, but am now getting significantly less speed (especially upload) since all the kerfuffle started. The BT gentlemen in India tell me that there is nothing wrong with my line which I think is nonsense as iw was perfectly stable beforehand.

I think I'll have to get some linestats myself. Its been a long time since I used either ModemStats or DSLStats, and the sofware etc has been uninstalled on my PC.     

So should I reinstall ModemStats or DSL Stats? And what is the firmware version to be used on the HG612 to enable either of these software suites?

Thanks
Logged

William Grimsley

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1489
    • Newton Poppleford Weather
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 01:36:20 PM »

Hi bbnovice,

You'll need to use the HG612 Modem Stats program: http://www.freewarefiles.com/HG612-Modem-Stats_program_84567.html

To unlock the HG612: http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/hg612hacking.htm

Hope this helps!

William
Logged

licquorice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 685
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 03:04:18 PM »

You can use either.  I guess it is personal preference which you use. HG612 stats can be found here http://www.download26.com/modules/wfdownloads/singlefile.php?lid=2334 rather than the previous link or DSL stats from here http://www.s446074245.websitehome.co.uk/
Logged

Starman

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 03:10:14 PM »

Important for me was DSL Stats offering a RPI compatible version :)
Logged

Ronski

  • Moderator
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3239
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 03:46:12 PM »

@William HG612 Stats hasn't been on Freeware files for probably more than a year.

It can be downloaded from the following post.

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,15080.msg293413.html#msg293413

If you have a PC that's on 24/7 you can use either, if you don't want a PC that's on 24/7 you can use a Raspberry Pi to run DSLStats which users very little electricity.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2016, 03:49:52 PM by Ronski »
Logged
Formerly restrained by ECI and ali,  now surfing along at 390/36  ;D

William Grimsley

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1489
    • Newton Poppleford Weather
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 04:47:19 PM »

Oops, my mistake, I simply copied the link. As others have said, you can use either, but I'd personally use the program that's designed specifically for the modem.
Logged

licquorice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 685
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 04:59:28 PM »

Its always a good idea to try a link before posting it.  ;)
Logged

William Grimsley

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1489
    • Newton Poppleford Weather
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 05:07:11 PM »

Ahh, yeah, just one of my many little things I forget. :-[
Logged

bbnovice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016, 06:55:33 PM »

Thanks for the responses guys.

Once upon a time, I used to be familiar with HG612Stats and as there seems to be no overwhelming reasons to use DSLStats I'll try that first.

I dare say I'll be back for some guidance on what my stats look like once I have harvested them!!!
 
BBN
Logged

NewtronStar

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 07:15:14 PM »

And what is the firmware version to be used on the HG612 to enable either of these software suites?

The latest firmware for the HG612 is bcm96368MVWG_fs_kernel_HG612V100R001C01B030SP08_webgui-1407000358 but using all the links above can not find this file to download
Logged

j0hn

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2517
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2016, 07:21:00 PM »

Oops, my mistake, I simply copied the link. As others have said, you can use either, but I'd personally use the program that's designed specifically for the modem.
it's no more made for that modem than DslStats is, it's only the name it was given when that was the only modem available. both programs work with multiple modems, both have their own pros and cons.

I've always used HG612_Modem_Stats but recently tried DslStats and I much prefer it. I particularly like the Error Seconds graphs, and how it gives ES/Hour. However I really like the main connection stats UI on HG612_Modem_Stats, and how it shows the previous minute (delta) all on 1 neat page. So I now run both together, and there's even an option for them both to cooperate with each other.
The latest firmware for the HG612 is bcm96368MVWG_fs_kernel_HG612V100R001C01B030SP08_webgui-1407000358 but using all the links above can not find this file to download
https://mega.co.nz/#F!LdJFDIJL!e_E1twsIg2kTet8mPjrb4w
Logged
Plusnet FTTC 80/20 -  ECI now Huawei cab
retx low @ 3dB target SNRM
Zyxel VMG1312-B10A bridged with 1508 MTU + Asus RT-AC68U running Asuswrt-Merlin

NewtronStar

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2016, 07:33:58 PM »

Thanks jOhn for the link that should help bbnovice.
Logged

bbnovice

  • Reg Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 220
Re: Which Monitoring Software?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2016, 08:47:18 PM »

it's no more made for that modem than DslStats is, it's only the name it was given when that was the only modem available. both programs work with multiple modems, both have their own pros and cons.

I've always used HG612_Modem_Stats but recently tried DslStats and I much prefer it. I particularly like the Error Seconds graphs, and how it gives ES/Hour. However I really like the main connection stats UI on HG612_Modem_Stats, and how it shows the previous minute (delta) all on 1 neat page. So I now run both together, and there's even an option for them both to cooperate with each other.https://mega.co.nz/#F!LdJFDIJL!e_E1twsIg2kTet8mPjrb4w

Many thanks for the link. Saved me a lot of time searching.
Logged
 

anything