Monitor bandwidth usage of broadband

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
What is the best, most accurate, free software tool for monitoring bandwidth usage for broadband?

Thanks in anticipation.
Question by:Artic
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    MRTG is good, Cacti is good as well. What OS are you looking to install on? What router are you using? Many routers can monitor bandwidth natively.
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    Windows OS
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    PRTG is good, but I think only the trial version is free. I've also heard good things about FreeMeter.
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    does your router have ASDM ,, it's already shows you bandwidth usage ..

    if not,, then i recommend to use the MRTG .. you need to setup snmp on your router ..

    and one of the best commercial applications is the solarwinds (as the netflow) ..

    also softperfect has different applications as networx

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    get zenoss ... with a convenient web interface and a flexible design, the Zenoss monitoring tool is winning converts around the world. Zenoss has an impressive list of features that seem to grow every month. The tool does a great job as a status monitor, and it even supports Nagios plugins. The Zenoss system is also good for monitoring performance and trending. The tool comes stocked with defaults for various types of devices, such as Linux boxes, switches, routers, and even Windows machines, and additional features are easy to add. In the grand tradition of *nix environments, Zenoss is designed with a modular architecture. To add new functionality, just plug in a new module (a ZenPack, in the parlance of the Zenoss masters).


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