Solved

network monitoring

Posted on 2003-11-06
4
330 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Hi, I have win2k and a small LAN. is it possible to monitor all the computers with details like how many kb/s are going through which computer, total kb's transmitted and other tools which also might be helpful? Any advice is appreciated. Thank you

cempasha
0
Comment
Question by:cempasha
4 Comments
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:qwaletee
qwaletee earned 50 total points
ID: 9698839
Yes, using a sniffer type of product, e.g., Ethereal.  You may have trouble monitoring the LAN if you use a switch, unless it has an "unswitched mode" for one of the ports.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott_V earned 120 total points
ID: 9699020
If all you'd like to monitor is the bandwidth usage, try the following:

Start->Settings->Control Panel

Go to Administrative Tools

Choose Performance...

After that comes up, theres a "+" button to add counters to the real time graph.  You can add counters for the PC you're logged into.  You might be able to connect to your other PC this way as well, from the same PC!  Anyways, the counter you'll want will be "Performance object: Network Interface" and you'll want "Bytes Total/sec" (or you can add both bytes sent and received).  Its a great tool, and can be used for much more than network monitorting...

On another note that Ethereal sniffer is also a great tool, especially if you'd like to see WHAT is being sent, to who and from where...  Indespensible.

-Scott
0
 
LVL 49

Assisted Solution

by:sunray_2003
sunray_2003 earned 50 total points
ID: 9699346
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:juanmamerino
juanmamerino earned 30 total points
ID: 9699926
The freeware solutions is install MRTG on one of your Windows 2000 boxes (also available in other flavours) and montior your switches. Then you'll know how manny incoming and outgoing traffic is generating every computer in your network.

If you have hubs and no switches this is not a valid solution. Also, your switches must support SNMP (very probably they support).

Links:

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/

Good luck!

Juanma Merino
Barcelona
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SonicWall Max Connection Setting 7 39
asset tags - importance 3 55
Windows update hosed the internet connection to my VMs. 9 64
Network over eigrp 100 topology ? 3 57
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
Use of TCL script on Cisco devices:  - create file and merge it with running configuration to apply configuration changes
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question