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Can anyone recommend a good Network Analyzer at a reasonable price for a LAN. Something that would be good at monitoring segments etc...

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by rearviewmirror In reply to Network Analyzers

The Network Monitor agent included with MS SMS which can be run with or without actually having the SMS server loaded is a great network analyzer. But there are so many third party vendors out there, it really depends on what kind of network and which protocols you are using to really determine. But if NT is your primary OS, then Network Monitor of from the System Management Server CD is the best. You can also get the Netmon from the NT server CD. And for monitoring segments, all you have to do is load Network Monitor agent available on all Windows platforms, make those your target machine for your NT workstation or Server running Network Monitor and it will show you all traffic over a desired segment.

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by Ken Hilving In reply to Network Analyzers

EtherPeek from AG Group (http://www.aggroup.com)is an excellent package for turning a PC into a network analyzer. Several add on packages available make it easier for novice users. It also has a remote module which allows a tech to turn a remote user's PC into a network analyzer. If you are trying to resolve performance issues you first need a good baseline for performance. Check out Optimal Networks suite of application analysis tools (http://www.optimal.com). For WAN segments I have found EmCom WAN VISION to be the best tool - it also can do long term trend analysis and doesn't drop packets like some other WAN analyzers do (http://www.emcom.com)

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by dbowlin In reply to Network Analyzers

I would suggest checking out software available from your hardware vendors in addition to the NT monitor already listed. I recently bought some HP Switches, and they came with some very helpful network analysis software. If any of your network hardware is recent, odds are there is some free software out there which may help

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by eshar In reply to Network Analyzers

Network Assosiates "Packet Sniffer"
It is About R3000 In dollars $500
It very good. I get a full stat of my network. eg protocals used and what %of that protocall is used is checks for bottle neck.. i can go on and on Its all that u need to analyse ur lan

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by allen_swain In reply to Network Analyzers

I highly recommend NetXRay, which is bundled together with Sniffer Pro. all of this is sold through Network Associates. Tech support isn't the greatest, not is the documentation, however the software is intuitive enough to use without having to readtoo much.

Overall, compared to MS network monitor agent for SMS, I'd rate netXray a better product.

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