Network monitoring software

in Solar Winds can you monitor network usage on PC's and users on a network?
derekjrAsked:
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pseudocyberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Probably not.  What do you mean network usage on a pc?  You can put an snmp agent on a pc and see the pc's cpu and memory and how much of the nic interface is used - but not what its used for.

Solarwinds doesn't monitor users on the network - it monitors devices on the network.  Probably not the same - not what you want.
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derekjrAuthor Commented:
what would be a good program to use to monitor users and there network usage?
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pseudocyberCommented:
What do you mean - monitor users and their network usage?  Bandwidth, where they go on your network, Internet surfing?
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lrmooreCommented:
Yes you can use SolarWinds, if you enable SNMP on each workstation PC.
You might try NTOP as a better solution because it breaks down the traffic by type, not just by quantity.
http://www.ntop.org
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derekjrAuthor Commented:
are network seems to be running slow and im looking to monitor wich PC it is coming from
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matthewgulinoCommented:
I really like a combination of IPMonitor and MRTG (www.mrtg.org)

- Matthew Gulino
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lrmooreCommented:
NTOP = Network Top Talkers
This will definately show you exactly who's using the most bandwidth and doing what with it.
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