network latency

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I've been having some network latency issues everyday around the same time. It usually happens between 1-2pm. I assume that is just people playing around on the internet after their lunch break. I am using Solarwinds Network Monitoring, and i see that the network latency will creep up to almost 9ms during that time. To the point when i ping my laptop from the router only 3 of the 5 are successful. Is there anything i can really do?

I'm also looking for a good free network monitoring program that i can use to see which applications/users are using the most bandwidth at that time. I'm not sure if solarwinds net monitoring can do that, i haven't seen. Or is there a good program that can monitor traffic on each switch port so i can see how much traffic comes out of each port.
Question by:ngaba
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    If your Cisco router support netflow then you may check out the below options;

    SolarWinds NetFlow Analyzer                    NetFlow/SFlow
    Scrutinizer NetFlow/Sflow  Analyzer            NetFlow/SFlow
    Caligare Flow Inspector                            NetFlow/SFlow
    PRTG                                                    NetFlow/RRDTool
    Adventnet Netflow Analyzer                    NetFlow

    If it does not support netflow, then for http and ftp logging you can use a proxy server like ISA or Squid.

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