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How can I where all my Bandwidth is going?



I know I can monitor bandwidth and that's great, but I want to know where the bandwidth is going. I don't want to monitor users Internet activities (like Joe spent 20 minutes on Facebook), but I do want to know where all the bandwidth is going (for example 20 GB of bandwidth was used for streaming radio, or internet browsing, or VPN, or FTP connections). I don't know if PRTG (or any program for that matter) can do this, but it never hurts to ask.

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Created on Nov 16, 2010 8:05:43 PM

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There is no simple answer to this question. The approach depends completely on the setup and topology of your network as well as the software and hardware used. Please have a look at the following article: https://www.paessler.com/knowledgebase/en/topic/2923-how-do-i-discern-excessive-bandwidth-usage-with-prtg

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Created on Nov 16, 2010 8:29:54 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Thanks. That looks like a good starting place.

Created on Nov 16, 2010 8:58:31 PM

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