Posted on 2006-05-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
How do see the amount of traffic passing through a router. I need the commands involved.
Question by:asans
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    1. It depends on the brand of router (Ciscio, Netopia, Vanguard, etc.)
    2. It depends on how you've got logging set up (Syslog, etc.)

    If you want a good, free utility that can help you with this, check out MRTG at

    Another tool that might help:
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    by:Sam Panwar
    4.      Super network protocol analyzer, Ethereal, to the list
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    by:Joseph Hornsey
    Yeah, but isn't Ethereal mainly a packet capture tool?

    I use it, and I agree that it's a great tool, but can it be used to determine router processing?


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