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I am the 'wizz' of my flatshare. We have around 6-10 attached devices at any given time connected to a Netgear DGN1000 router.

By 'Network Security and Administration' I mean things like: monitoring bandwidth usage on a home router to each MAC address, monitoring packets sent/received between devices and viewing usage logs of each attached device.

I do NOT mean simple things like seeing the attached devices or MAC addresses as that can usually be done on the router's firmware.

The reason for this being that I suspect one of my flatmates is torrenting and severely lagging the network even though I told him not to!

Would it be possible to do this on a Windows machine or would I need a Unix distro?

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Why not just block torrent traffic through your router? –  kobaltz Oct 17 '13 at 20:45
opendns filtering makes this really easy.... –  da Boss Oct 17 '13 at 20:48
@kobaltz because we all use it :P but when we're sleeping or at work. This guy however does it when we're home –  Evil Washing Machine Oct 17 '13 at 20:50
@kobaltz FYI: "Mute" and "moot" are not synonymous. –  Aaron Miller Oct 17 '13 at 20:59
I blame Google Keyboard autocorrect. –  kobaltz Oct 17 '13 at 21:06

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