Can I use SolarWinds Real-time NetFlow  with a linksys router?

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Can I use SolarWinds Real-time NetFlow  with a linksys router? if it can how ?

If not anyone has an idea of a bandwith by IP monitor software for a small etwork of about 15 PC

THank you
Question by:jdcomp
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    by:Kamran Arshad

    Does your Linksys router support Netflow? If so then you can use Solarwinds or any other Netflow analyzer. If it does not support netflow then there is a work arround of using NProbe;
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    Is there any other software I can use to do this monitoring?
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    let me put it on another way

    What bandwith monitor tool can I use with a linksys router BEFSX41
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    Thanks for the update. If it is just bandwidth monitoring, then you can use any SNMP compatible NMS. Below is a good list;


    SolarWinds Orion      Propriety
    WhatsupGold      Propriety
    Observer      Propriety
    Adventnet OP Manager      Propriety
    CommView      Propriety

    Open-Source NMS            

    Ntop      LAMP based NMS
    Bandwidthd      LAMP based NMS
    Etherape      LAMP based NMS
    MRTG      RRDTool
    Cacti      RRDTool

    Recommended are NTOP and Cacti in Open-source and Orion, WhatsupGold or Observer in paid solutions.

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