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Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

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Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

I have seen several posts/threads on this subject both here on Comcast's forums and elsewhere

 

Is the montitoring software forthcoming?  I do not (and will not) run McAffee-based software on my Macs, and the office computer is locked from installing anything.  I cannot install any firmware-based monitoring tools on the FVG318 router, either.

 

So, just checking....

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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

If you are referring to the promised bandwidth meter, it will likely be at their server level and not be a software app that gets installed on subscriber's computers.



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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

Thanks.  And yeah - I figured it would be something on Comcast's side.  The term "software' was meant to be a generalistic term.  I am more interested in the status.
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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

It's been almost a year since it was announced.  I don't think that they currently have the capability to do an accurate measurement.  If they did, any programmer worth his salt could have developed an online application in a month to display the data.

 

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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

[ Edited ]

MangyMoose wrote:

Thanks.  And yeah - I figured it would be something on Comcast's side.  The term "software' was meant to be a generalistic term. 


Yeah. It did sort of sound like you were referring to a software app especially since you had mentioned McAfee..

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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

If they ever do implement it, it will probalby just be in your online comcast account showing you how much bandwidth you have used.
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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)


Yeah. It did sort of sound like you were referring to a software app especially since you had mentioned McAfee..


The way I interpreted it is that he wants the Comcast server-based solution because he doesn't want to install an app or modify his router.

 

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Re: Status of Comcast's Usage Monitoring Tool(s)

Good for you !! 



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