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Track WAN Data Usage by WAN Budget

Published On: Jan 14, 2015 

It is common that ISP set monthly limits on the amount of data for their users, and users who go over that limitation may experience a slower data speed or be charged an overage fee.

The WAN Budget application helps Administrator to manage the data usage in a specific period of time. It allows the administrator to set a quota of traffic for each WAN interface, and the router will send notification message or shut down the interface when the quota is exceeded.

To set up WAN Budget for a WAN interface, go to WAN >> WAN Budget. In General Setup, click on the WAN interface you would like set a budget.

  1. Enable WAN Budget on this interface.
  2. Enter a Quota Limit.
  3. Select the actions to be taken When Quota exceeded.
  4. Set the billing cycle.
  5. Click OK to save the configuration. (Note: Please note that after clicking OK, the counter will be reset. So if you want to keep the traffic count please click Cancel instead.)

To monitor the current traffic, go to WAN >> WAN Budget. In Monitor Page, Administrator could check the usage of each Interface.

Please note that the traffic counter will be reset when:

  1. On the day selected in monthly or custom cycle
  2. Click OK in the setting page
  3. Reset the router to factory default

However, reboot the router, restore configuration or upgrading firmware with ".all" file will keep the traffic count.

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