I have 3 Macs, 1 iPad, and 1 Apple TV (using HD Netflix, mostly).
I need to keep an eye on bandwidth usage. What is the best way to monitor the bandwidth usage (preferably per device) that passes through my Airport Extreme router?
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The Airport Express/Extreme allows monitoring via SNMP if you enable it via the Airport Configuration Utility (version 5.6 ONLY).
Apple removed advanced configuration parameters from Airport Configuration Utility 6.0. Please download a version 5.6 of the utility from Apple’s support page to get a full access to all configuration parameters of your router. SNMP configuration is located under Advanced settings.
From there, ANY snmp polling engine can get traffic as a whole.
You would be hard-pressed to find anything that could differenciate traffic between devices that isn't a real router (Cisco, etc) or custom built Linux box.