Considering exede: SNMP @ uplink?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 4 years ago
We're considering exede @ a remote cabin.
Does the supplied modem have a SNMP hook we can watch for traffic ( etc. ) information.
Photo of caseyd


  • 13 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 4 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Bev

Bev, Champion

  • 3287 Posts
  • 1463 Reply Likes
When you subscribe directly through Visast, you can log in to ESVT and that has usage information including how much was used on what date and, what applications were used to access the internet on your home network.  Your account management page will also have a usage meter that will show the total usage for the current billing cycle.

You can log in to those sites with any device on any internet connection, from anywhere. For more details and to see what plans you could get at the cabin, got to, email or, call them at 855-463-9333.
Photo of caseyd


  • 13 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
wow. ok first I came here from the exede website. Thanks for the insight tho!

I would rather not have my ISP knowing what applications I am using on my network, and I would rather trust my gateway to tell me what bandwidth I was using independently of what my vendor tells me I am using so I have a basis for comparison.

Do you know about SNMP on the provided equipment?
Photo of Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

  • 4281 Posts
  • 4367 Reply Likes
Per the ViaSat literature, the Surfbeam 2 does provide SNMP-based remote management and control but you'd be unable to access it. See:

The eSVT job aid and the original usage meter are the only tools available to consumers. The former does provide a very general categorization of how data is being consumed (but not very useful IMHO to actually resolve usage issues). That tool also does provide some information regarding attached devices and applications - but offhand it appears to be "derived" from unreliable sources (e.g. user agent strings) and is just a guess.        

You'd have to rely upon remote management features, if any, supplied by your router to independently verify/confirm. Look around at most of the usage meter complaints here. Many simply don't trust the usage reported by Exede (and many don't, won't or can't verify independently).

FWIW and at least for me the usage meter has proven accurate; however, my attitude is simply one of trust with regular independent verification.