How to Check Data Usage on D-link Router

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How to check data usage on D-link Router

The router is the device where one can exactly measure the data or bandwidth usage. It is the only device that connects all your devices with the internet network. By following these steps you can check and monitor data usage on the D-link router.

D Link Router

Updating latest Firmware for your D-Link Router

Firmware is a program that communicates with connected devices and collects the requisite data. By following the steps you can update the firmware on your router so far.

1. Download the firmware from support.dlink.ca. Place it on the desktop for easy access
2. Make sure the connection is NOT Wireless. Wireless connection can cause malfunction
3. Go to your web browser
4. Type the IP address of the D-Link router and press enter. If you do not know, type the default IP. The default IP is 192.168.0.1
5. The D-link web page opens. It asks for your username and address. If you do not have a username and address type admin as the default option. You do not need a password for admin.
6. Click on the Tools Tab
7. Click on the Firmware button on the left-hand side of the screen
8. Scroll below and go to the Firmware browse section
9. Upload the Firmware file
10. Click on the upload button
11. Confirm by clicking OK
12. This Update should take around 5 minutes. Do not unplug or close the browser during the process.

Checking Data Usage on D-Link Router

Once you have updated your D-link router with the latest Firmware, you can collect the data you want.

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To find out the exact statistics of Data Usage on D-Link Router, follow the steps so far

1. Go to your web browser
2. Type the IP address of the D-Link router and press enter
3. The D-link web page opens. It asks for your username and address. If you do not have a username and address type admin as the default option. You do not need a password for admin.
4. Click on the Advanced Tab at the top of the screen.
5. Click on Traffic meter (or Bandwidth in some cases)
6. Refresh the page
7. You will get the complete statistics on bandwidth. It gives you daily, weekly and monthly usage for the router and individual devices.

Enabling traffic control on D Link Router

Traffic control decides the amount of bandwidth a particular user of the network can use. The following steps will help you enable traffic control so far.

1. Go to your web browser
2. Type the IP address of the D-Link router and press enter
3. The D-link web page opens. It asks for your username and address. If you do not have a username and address type admin as the default option. You do not need a password for admin.
4. Click on the Advanced Tab at the top of your screen
5. Select Traffic Control on left of the screen
6. There is a traffic control window with entry points for Upstream and Downstream bandwidth
7. Click on Add tab at the bottom of the screen
8. Enter the IP address of the device you need to control on the space for Source IP.
9. Enter the values of bandwidth you want on the devices in the spaces for Up Floor, Down Floor, Up Ceiling & Down Ceiling values
10. Click the add button

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If you do not have the IP address for different devices connected to the Router, the following steps will help you find the IP address for each device.

1. Go to the status tab on the main page of D-link Router
2. It contains all IP address of all the devices connected to the router
3. Copy all and place it on a word file for easy access later

In case, you find unknown IPs using your Router, by following the steps given below, the IPs can be blocked to control the traffic.

1. Log in on the D-link web page
2. Click on the Wireless Tab on the page
3. Click on the Advanced Wireless Tab on the left-hand side of the screen
4. Click on ACL Tab at the bottom
5. Add the devices you want to be connected
6. Click on Enable Wireless Access Control Mode
7. Click on the apply tab. All other devices are automatically blocked.

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