Local Area Network Monitor

Posted on 2003-12-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-29

Does anyone know any software that can monitor internet traffic from each PC on the LAN summarizing it on the server and giving full details on each PC activities.

I have the Internet connection which goes through hardware firewall (it is a separate device on the network). The only chance how I can monitor traffic is to collect traffic data from each machine.
I am sure there should be a kind of software to have both server and client part.
If you know any just let me know.
I appreciate you help.

Question by:Terrible_macro
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Pete Long earned 50 total points
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Hi Terrible_macro,
Network monitoring and troubleshooting


Fluke Gear

One Touch (approx $5000)

NetTool (approx $1400)

OptiView (approx $17000)

Optiview Workgroup analyser

DSP-4300 Tester (approx $5000)

Wave Runner Wireless Tester (For Compaq Ipaq) (approx $4000)


Fluke Optiview (Network Inspector) (approx $8000),mss__cat_id--320,prod_id--6609426,rf--wgg.html

Ethereal (FREEWARE) - Best for sniffing traffic in and out of an interface

Sniffer Pro - Investigator (approx $5000)

Sniffer Basic (approx $1000)

Solarwinds Engineers Toolkit (price £688.00 sterling)
(This is a fantastic product - I use it every day)

MTRG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) (FREEWARE)


NetworkActiv Scanner 4.0  (FREEWARE)



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Great job PeteLong,

I will try all of them to find the best one.


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Let us know which one you decide
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by:Pete Long
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I recommend Solarwinds

An ThanQ


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Looks like Solarwinds is a good idea.
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by:Pete Long
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Its my favourite piece of softare and very cheap for what you get, theres a new product called ORION but Ive not checked that one out yet :0) (same company)


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