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How can I see the amount of data being downloaded on my EVDO uplink?

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Question:  How can I see the amount of data being downloaded on my EVDO uplink?

 

Product and Software: This article applies to ArubaOS 5.0 and the RN code release prior to 5.0 and only applies to RAP-5WN and AP-70s.

Many customers who use EVDO cards on the remote access points (RAPs) have capped bandwidth plans for the cards. So, it is very important to check the amount of data on the RAPs to not exceed the bandwidth cap. Currently, the only way we can check the amount of data on the RAP is through the ppp stats in the "show ap debug system status" output or through the console on the RAP.
The following example was taken over a 2-hour period:

#show ap active ap-name BWTest

Active AP Table

---------------

Name Group IP Address 11g Clients 11g Ch/EIRP/MaxEIRP 11a Clients 11a Ch/EIRP/MaxEIRP AP Type Flags Uptime Outer IP

---- ----- ---------- ----------- ------------------- ----------- ------------------- ------- ----- ------ --------

BWTest bwtest 172.33.2.3 0 0 70 RCE 2h:0m:16s 70.6.140.186

======================

#show clock (11:42 local time)

Tue Mar 9 14:43:45 EST 2010

~ # ifconfig ppp0

ppp0 Link encap:Point-Point Protocol

inet addr:70.6.140.186 P-t-P:68.28.49.85 Mask:255.255.255.255

UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1464 Metric:1

RX packets:106 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:681 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:10

RX bytes:23432 (22.8 KiB) TX bytes:151498 (147.9 KiB)

After 2 hours

#show clock

Tue Mar 9 16:42:24 EST 2010

~ # ifconfig ppp0

ppp0 Link encap:Point-Point Protocol

inet addr:70.6.140.186 P-t-P:68.28.49.85 Mask:255.255.255.255

UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1464 Metric:1

RX packets:7734 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:10595 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:10

RX bytes:1233258 (1.1 MiB) TX bytes:1898202 (1.8 MiB)


The same data can be obtained from the "show ap debug system status ap-name" command on the controller as well.
#show ap debug system-status ap-name test
.........

Interface Information
---------------------
Inter-| Receive | Transmit
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
face |bytes packets errs drop fifo frame compressed multicast|bytes packets errs drop fifo colls carrier compressed
lo: 83364 558 0 0 0 0 0 0 83364 558 0 0 0 0 0 0
eth0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ethsw: 6191019 19803 0 0 0 0 0 3 1490426 3748 0 0 0 0 0 0
bond0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ap0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
am0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
gre0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38321 0 0 0 0 0 0
eth1: 5755353 19803 0 0 0 0 0 0 1490426 3748 0 0 0 0 0 0
eth2: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
eth3: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
eth4: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
br0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
wifi0: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ppp0:25225792 69925 0 0 0 0 0 0 11273626 40123 0 88 0 0 0 0
tun0:23825620 69903 0 0 0 0 0 0 8437147 40390 0 0 0 0 0 0

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