- We have a monthly quota that we're constantly in danger of exceeding, and it's very expensive when to go over quota.
- There are 4 people in the house and three times as many devices, plus guests and their devices. We need to know which people and which devices are causing the most consumption, so we can then determine what to do about it. (Exile offending devices or the offending behaviour-on-device, and/or more equitably split the cost.)
- Router should be both LAN (4 ports sufficient) and WiFi. The monitoring feature needs to distinguish local traffic from external (internet) traffic. (I'm curious about local traffic stats, but don't need to monitor it. It's the external traffic that costs.)
- The existing router this will replace typically has 3 wired clients and up to 9 wifi clients. The devices run everything from Windows to Linux to iOS to Android to I-don't-know (DS,wii).
A router feature I would like
The Asus AC3200 appears to have a very nice Traffic Analyzer Statistics page that shows exactly how many mega/gigabytes each device has used. However, in my experience the RT-N56U reported stats don't match ISP stats. This makes me leary, and the $300 USD MSRP is not attractive for our small household.