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Any free software which will tell the upload/download status of all the computers in the network ?

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- We have a windows network
- Around 15 computers in the network
- All are windows XP workstations
- Windows 2003 server
- Internet is T1
- Gateway firewall is  Linksys ( basic).

We have noticed that our internet speed is slower sometimes and when I called the ISP, they said we are using around 90% of the bandwidth of what we have been provided.


I wanted to know if there is any free software which I can install on my PC and which will scan all the computers in the network and will give a report as what the upload/download status on that PC.

All I wanted to find out is which particular PC in my network is doing lot of internet activity ( either browsing, upload, download ..etc )
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Not a heavy Wireshark user, but it is free. Should be able to spot the systems with the most traffic....

http://www.wireshark.com

Id be willing to bet you that you would probably find it is a small grp/few people, and should be able to build a pattern of activity over a day or two.....
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Does this software will be able to give me a report will all the PC's on the network
and show me the bandwidth activity.
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No, its a acket sniffer, but you should be able to see the IPs of the systems doing the most traffic.....
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Which particular software you are referring to in the link you had provided.


http://www.wireshark.com

It has 3 products:

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      Network Sniffer Software Troubleshoot Network Congestion.  
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      Packet Capture - Download Free software monitors & analyzes your network traffic.
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      Optimize Network Analysis Analysis of Routers, Switches & Firewalls. Try NetMRI Free.
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