Solved

How to audit the bandwidth that is consuming each computer

Posted on 2008-10-23
11
323 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
HI

We have a LAN in which we have noticed since a few days ago that the bandwidth use has increased dramatically.

Is there any software in order to audit consumption per each computer?

Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:dimensionav
  • 5
  • 5
11 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ampranti
ID: 22799225
What switch are you using? Is SNMP cpable to monitor the traffic on each port?

If yes, give a glance to cacti
http://www.cacti.net/
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 22800320
The switch is a 8 port linksys, model SD208 and the computers are getting DHCP from a DSL 2WIRE router model: RG2701HG-00

Thanks
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:kdearing
ID: 22803464
The Linksys is an unmanaged switch, I'm not sure about the DSL router.
You may not be able to do anything without adding another device to your network to monitor things.
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
ampranti earned 125 total points
ID: 22803963
The only thinkg you can do is to emable SNMP service to each computer and then monitor the traffic of each computer using for example cacti
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 22804023
Great ampranti !

Considering that is my first time with cacti, which values do you consider would be a good and a bad network performance?, in order to do a correct interpretation.

Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 22855974
HI ampranti, any coments?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ampranti
ID: 22857656
Depends on the network and application you are using

If you are using video streaming is tottaly different from using http based applications.

If you set cacti you will find easily those who use too much bandwidth
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 22859275
So, do you mean that people that it uses alot of video streaming wouldn´t be indentified by cacti or any SNMP application ?

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ampranti
ID: 22859645
The opposite.
I mean that will be identified because of their high bandwidth usage
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 22862334
ampranti:

In case that I could have an SNMP device:

1. how cacti and SNMP services should be installed?
2. Which switch/router would be an economic and a good device?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ampranti
ID: 22862533
1.  Information about installing cacti:
http://www.cacti.net/spine_install.php

2. This requires information about your network and design. Please open a new post
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
One way audio - wireshark capture 5 121
Speed testing 26 101
Cisco MAC address finding 5 82
How analyse your IT Outsourcing provider 3 31
In this tutorial I will show you with short command examples how to obtain a packet footprint of all traffic flowing thru your Juniper device running ScreenOS. I do not know the exact firmware requirement, but I think the fprofile command is availab…
Network ports are the threads that hold network communication together. They are an essential part of networking that can be easily ignore or misunderstood, my goals is to show those who don't have a strong network foundation how network ports opera…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

770 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