Need IP Traffic logging to a USB stick

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MillerTime79
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Need IP Traffic logging to a USB stick

I need to find out how to log daily IP traffic reports to a USB stick for every device connected to my Netgear Nighthawk r7000.  I have about 5 wired connections and about 10 wireless connections.

I'm a NOOB so tinkering with open-source firmware is not my strong suit.  I did manage to install Version 125 Shibby build on my r7000 by watching the video on how to do it, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to create a shared folder on a USB stick plugged into the router and then have daily IP traffic logs saved to that USB folder.

Do I need to use CIFS to do this?  I tried setting up the CIFS Client but I couldn't get it to work -- I created a username & password and custom folder but it hung up on mounting.  I know the stock Netgear Genie GUI makes it easy to set up a ReadySHARE custom folder on an attached USB stick, but I have no idea how to do this in Tomato.

I also need to be able to remotely access the daily IP logs when I'm away from home.

Can anyone post a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this, or point me to a video or website that explains it in detail?

Mastec
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I have the Toastman version

I have the Toastman version but they should be the same when it comes to USB. To start I made the directory iptraffic on my USB flash drive. Log into your router and go to USB and NAS/USB Support page. Make sure to check Core USB Support, USB 2.0 Support, USB 1.1 Support, OHCI and UHCI. Go down to USB Storage Support, File Systems Support Automount, Ext2/Ext3, NTFS and FAT and make sure those are checked. Attach your USB stick and click on Save. Your USB stick should appear Attached Devices.

Go to USB and NAS/File Sharing... Set Enable File Sharing to Yes, no authentication. Make sure Auto-share all USB Partitions is set to Read/Write. Click on Save.

Go to Administration/IP Traffic Monitoring. Check Enable. In save history location set to Custom Path then enter the path to your stick. Mine as an example is /tmp/mnt/FLASH_DRIVE/iptraffic/. Then check Save On Shutdown, Create New File (Reset Data) and Create Backups. Click Save.

Your USB stick should start showing IP Traffic.

MillerTime79
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Mastec said: I have the Toastman version but they should be the same when it comes to USB. To start I made the directory iptraffic on my USB flash drive. Log into your router and go to USB and NAS/USB Support page. Make sure to check Core USB Support, USB 2.0 Support, USB 1.1 Support, OHCI and UHCI. Go down to USB Storage Support, File Systems Support Automount, Ext2/Ext3, NTFS and FAT and make sure those are checked. Attach your USB stick and click on Save. Your USB stick should appear Attached Devices. Go to USB and NAS/File Sharing... Set Enable File Sharing to Yes, no authentication. Make sure Auto-share all USB Partitions is set to Read/Write. Click on Save. Go to Administration/IP Traffic Monitoring. Check Enable. In save history location set to Custom Path then enter the path to your stick. Mine as an example is /tmp/mnt/FLASH_DRIVE/iptraffic/. Then check Save On Shutdown, Create New File (Reset Data) and Create Backups. Click Save. Your USB stick should start showing IP Traffic.

 

 

OK thanks I will try your suggestions.

How do I access the log reports on the USB stick so I can download them to my desktop hard drive?  I assume I will need to type something like this into a browser window, right?

192.168.1.1/tmp/mnt/FLASH_DRIVE/iptraffic/

Mastec
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You can access the folder in

You can access the folder in Windows Explorer under Network. Most likely it will be called Unknown unless you gave your router a name in Identification. I am not sure about downloading logs though. Sorry

MillerTime79
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Mastec said: You can access the folder in Windows Explorer under Network. Most likely it will be called Unknown unless you gave your router a name in Identification. I am not sure about downloading logs though. Sorry

 

OK cool it sounds like it will just be another shared network folder in Windows.

I assume the IP logs are written in HTML format?  I'm an Excel geek so eventually I'd like to store all the logged data as spreadsheets so I can look at it graphically to spot trends as to which devices are using the most data over time.