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By rtb8252 ·
I am looking for an inexpensive, easy to use software utility to help me locate bottlenecks on my LAN. If you have a NIC card that goes bad and starts broadcasting across your LAN, How can you determine the point of origin of the broadcast. If any, What Native NT tools are available to pin point the screaming NIC or any other misbehaving device?

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by cdcents In reply to Broadcast Storm

NT's network monitor would do the job for you. But the version that you get on NT's CD's does not support promiscuous mode. You should try obtaining a copy off the SMS CD. That version supports promiscuous mode. I am not sure if it does come with the Resource Kit.

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by rtb8252 In reply to Broadcast Storm

I thank you for your answer, I was aware of the SMS Version. I was looking for something a bit less busy. Thanks for your help though. BB

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by dbowlin In reply to Broadcast Storm

Look into monitoring and analysis software for your switch or hub. I use HP Pro Curve switches, which come with software to watch just such things. If your hub/switch is recent enough there may be sofware available from the vendor.

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