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By naveenjasti ·
we are using a cisco router of 2600 series and i wanted to know how much bandwidth we are getting to us and how we are using out of it please provide with an example

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by bwabomba In reply to getting how much bandwidt ...

You can use performance monitoring utility called MRTG(MultiRouter Traffic Grapher). This is a freeware tool that is integrated in another tool called BB(BigBrother). BB is also freeware.

This is how to go about setting it up:
Install Linux on agiven PC on your network. Check out for the Linux flavour and version you wish to use. Also check out for the PC specifications you require.Once you are finished with the installation, assign your Linux Server a static IP address which it will use to communicate to the network.

Next install BB on your Linux. BB comes in three zipped files which you need to extract before you install. There are elaborate guidelines/documentation that comes with the files on how to perform the installation.What BB basically does is to give a resource utilization of various hosts on your network much like Performance Monitor that comes with NT 4.0. (Wait, you asked about a Cisco 2600 series router. I will come to that once I integrate MRTG into the BB). Using BB, you can monitor the CPU , harddisk ,services, and all sorts of resources on your hosts and give send alerts when set thresholds are exceeded. Obviously this is not what you wanted!

Now integrate MRTG into your BB.Again there are elaborate steps on how to do this. But in a nutshell, you will enable the SNMP Protocol on your Cisco router. You will set the community name,community contact and other SNMP parameters that are supported on your router. Next, under your MRTG, you will setwhich WAN/LAN ports you wish to look at. MRTG gives you a graphical view of your traffic on each of the ports you specified. Traffic will be captured on a five minute interval and spread over a 24-hour period. Again this will be spread over a seven day period.

To view your traffic, you will use any commercial browser e.g Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator etc.

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by James_Randy In reply to getting how much bandwidt ...

The real problem with bandwidth is the size of the silly stage. If there are real big fellas in the band, then the stage has to be big enough to hold 'em all. If the band members are little fellers' a smaller stage will do just fine.

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