My router has bandwidth graphs that update once per second. I am building a status screen (as a web page) to be displayed on a TV in our tech department, and I'd like to embed the graph so we can monitor current bandwidth usage. I'd be willing to install DD-WRT, Tomato, or another good firmware if necessary. Are there any prebuilt tools for doing this?

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    It has a URL, doesn't it? :) Jan 27, 2014 at 22:00
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    Simple Network Management Protocol
    – EEAA
    Jan 27, 2014 at 22:04
  • @MichaelHampton Yes, it has a URL. I've tried putting it in an iframe, but it simply doesn't work. I've also tried hacking apart the monitor but was left with a frustrated mess of code.
    – elynnaie
    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:26
  • @EEAA I know what SNMP is, but how exactly does that help?
    – elynnaie
    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:26

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You're sporting the Linux penguin and have not heard of cacti? I... just don't know what to say.

  • Agreed. Get a router that supports SNMP and you'll have more data to know what to do with.
    – EEAA
    Jan 27, 2014 at 22:02
  • Ah, I suppose I should have made a comment about that. I did look at Cacti, but the issue there is that it requires me to set up a MySQL server that sits on my network to gather data. Ideally, I'd like a solution that could just sit in an iframe or poll the router for updates without having to set up a dedicated machine for collecting statistics.
    – elynnaie
    Jan 28, 2014 at 2:23

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