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By azam.quadri ·
I want to monitor how much of IP traffic and Web Traffic each PC is generating on my network, we have 128K lease line for the internet and most of the time the bandwidth is consumed 100%, Can anyone suggest me which monitoring software is the best in the market.
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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Network Monitoring

Hi,

In case nobody else replies with their favorite network monitoring software... You can go to...

www.tucows.com

and in the windows section, under networking there are many tools you can use. There are freeware ones and also demo versionsof commercial products that you can use for 30days or so.

Give a few a try and see which one you like. They all have descriptions for what they do...

Cheers,
Tim.

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by azam.quadri In reply to Network Monitoring

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Network Monitoring

Obtaining information in relation to useful traffic statistics can be a laborious and long-winded affair. There are several ways of obtaining information, but the best way of looking into traffic statistics is by using a protocol decoder. This will examine the traffic on you LAN and break this down statistically for you into useful data. It will display things such as your ?top talker? and what it is that they are doing.

You may find that some of your users are actually tying the line up with un-necessary traffic (Real Audio, Streaming Data etc? not in line with your business needs) in which case you will need to find the culprit and remove the software that causes this effect. Watch our for Email attachments, they are a great way of pulling the link down through congestion!!!!

If you operate in a switched network, you will need to be careful where you place the decoder, because of the inherent way that switched networks work function (Only passing Broadcast / Multicast traffic to the port that you are connected to unless the Unicast is destined for you). The way around this is to connect a traditional Ethernet hub (which has a shared backplane) in line with the connection to the Internet Router and then plug the decoder in at that point. This will allow you to see everything that goes to/from the router.

I suggest that you purchase Sniffer Pro and install this on a laptop such that you can carry it around easily enough and drop it into the network at any point. Once you start investigating what?s going on with the network, you might be surprised what people are actually up too!!!

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by jastormont In reply to Network Monitoring

I don't know if you have tried this yet but I know that the people we lease line off of actually have this software avialiable to us. You may want to see what you company you lease the line off of can offer you. Also with our HP switches you can monitor the IP traffic with the software which comes with them.

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by azam.quadri In reply to Network Monitoring

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by m.vdb In reply to Network Monitoring

End2End from NetIQ does this when it is used in Application Monitoring.
I am freelance and I can help you to install it, configure it and operate it.

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