How it works

The DW6000 Monitor consists of two parts, the server and the client.

The server does all the real work, and is run on one computer on your network.

The server reads usage data from the DW6000, and from that data calculates the amount of data that has been sent and received during the last sample period.

From that information, the server is able to calculate how much of your "bucket" that you have used.  The "bucket" is controlled by Direcway, not by the server.  For most home users of Direcway, your "bucket" is 169 Megabytes.  As you download or upload data, that amount is removed from your bucket.  So if you download 1 Meg of data, your bucket now has 168 Meg left.  If completely empty your bucket in 4 hours, you will be FAP'ed.  However, while your bucket is being emptied, is also being filled back up at a rate of 47000 Kilobytes / second.  So if you download 47K of data in 1 second, your bucket will remain full.  If you empty your bucket, it will take around 8 hours to refill.

The data that is received and calculated by the server is then broadcast to all other computers on your network.  This is where the second part, the client comes into play.

The client is installed on any computer on your network where you would like to observe the DW6000 usage.  It displays Signal Strength, how much of the Bucket is remaining, how much data was transmitted/received, and much more.

The client does not need to be installed on every computer on your network, as the usage information is gathered from the DW6000, not the individual computers.