Bandwidth Statistics

To view your Intra-Ohio or I2 Net-Flow bandwidth stats, please visit


Access the Statseeker web page at



OARnet provides three levels of connectivity

  • IntraOhio bandwidth Network traffic that stays within the State of Ohio.
  • Internet (also called Internet1) General public connection.
  • Internet2 Non-profit, national network dedicated to research and education. OARnet is Ohio's access point to Internet2.

Two different services enable clients to view bandwidth and utilization statistics. On-line statistics are currently available to all academic and government members. To access them, you must have a user-id and password. Please contact the Service Desk at 1-800-627-6420 or if you need this information. (Only contacts listed in our database will be given the login information.)

Non-academic clients may contact the Service Desk at and request a stats report for a specific time period. You also can receive statistics by email on the first and fifteenth of each month; also request this service through the NOC.

Leased Line Statistics

Statseeker allows our leased line customers to track line utilization in many different ways. These statistics can help you with things such as:

  • Determining whether or not your current connection is capable of accommodating the amount of traffic on a given interface
  • Seeing the periods of time and/or months when your interfaces handle the most traffic
  • a glimpse of the number of errors a given interface takes in a year

Access the Statseeker web page at

Statseeker User Tips

View utilization reports
Generate a statistics report
Graph color legend
Save graphs
Rate-limited interface
Statseeker Glossary

View utilization reports

  • Once you log into the web site, click on the link in the Statseeker Command Console that says "Network Monitor - OARnet" (Note: You will need to allow popups for this site.)
  • Select a graph option.
    • To quickly see all interfaces without having to format graphs
      • Select a time period using the Historical Reports pull-down menu (in the second column).
      • Choose your device (either the OARnet provided cpe device or the backbone router that connects you) from the device list (fourth column).
      • Click on Utilization Graphs, which is underneath the Port Reports section of the Real-Time Reports page (first column, second section).
    • To view statistics for a specific port/s in detail
      • Select your device using the Device List. If your device is not listed, contact the Service Desk at or 1-800-627-6420.
      • Click on the gray button at the top of the console that says "Graphs." This will open up another window.
      • In this window, you will notice a Port List with all the ports on your device. Select the port/s you wish to view statistics for (Use ctrl+click to select multiple values), the day, month, and year of the graph using the pull-down menu at the top, and the Graphing Options settings.
      • Format your graph using the Scales tool. This tool is particularly helpful for gigabit Ethernet connections with smaller provisions.
      • If you have an interface that is rate-limited (i.e. you do not have a full DS3, T1, etc.), you can change the maximum percentage (the y-axis) of the graph. This is done using the Utilization pull-down menu.
      • Click on the maximum percentage of the graph you wish to view, and it will be set.
      • To enlarge the graph for easier reading using the Zoom pull-down menu.
      • Once these things have been done, you can choose the period of time that the graph will display.

Generate a statistics report

  • Statseeker allows you to view your statistics in a variety of ways.
    • Day option under the Create Graph box will bring up a graph with your selected settings for the day chosen using the pull down menus at the top.
    • Monthly or Monthly (Calendar) option will bring up a graph for the month that was chosen via pull down menus.
      • The Monthly graph displays as one continuous graph.
      • The Monthly (Calendar) graph display the graphs as if they were running through a calendar (with day delineated and positioned according to day of the week).
    • Yearly option will show one graph for the year that was selected with the pull-down menu.

Graph color legend

When you view the graph, different lines correspond to different settings. Here are descriptions of the settings and their corresponding line colors:

Utilization (%) – Receive (blue solid line), Transmit (red solid line)
Average Utilization (%) – Receive (blue dotted line), Transmit (red dotted line)
Total – Receive (blue solid), Transmit (red solid)
Specified Range – Receive (blue w/ lighter blue solid), Transmit (red w/ pink solid)
PVC CIR – Solid fuchsia line
Threshold – Dotted fuchsia line
Network Delay (ms) – Solid green line
Average Network Delay – Dotted green line

Save graphs

Save formatted graphs to a location on your computer by right-clicking on the graph and then clicking "Save Target As."

Rate-limited interface

Rate limits are not reflected on the utilization formats. If you are viewing a rate-limited interface, keep in mind that you are limited to the maximum value for Utilization % (i.e. you have a DS3 (45Mbps) connection, but you are rate-limited to 22.5 Mbps. Therefore, a line that hits the 22.5 Mbps mark means that you are essentially using 100% of your allotted bandwidth. If you do not know whether or not your interface is rate-limited, you can email or call the support center (, 1-800-627-6420).

Statseeker Glossary

Average Delay – Displays a line indicating the average delay times
Average Rx% - Displays a line indicating the average amount of traffic coming into the designated port
Average Tx% - Displays a line indicating the average amount of traffic going out of the designated port
Bytes – Displays byte counts for the designated port
Delay Times – Displays delay times along the port
Discards – Displays discard counts
Errors – Displays error counts for the designated port
FECN/BECN– Displays FECN/BECN information
Frames – Displays frame counts for the designated port
PVC CIR% - Displays PVC committed information rate statistics
Rx Utilization % - Displays traffic coming into the designated port
Show Grid – Displays a grid on the graph in order to make the graphs easier to read
Tabular - Displays average Receive and Transmit percentages, Bytes, Frames, Errors, Discards, and FECN/BECN information in a table format
Thresholds - Displays the threshold of the designated port
Tx Utilization % - Displays traffic going out of the designated port