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How can I monitor bandwidth with PRTG?



Hi , I would like to know if it's possible to use your product PRTG to see how our bandwidth is being used. We can see the traffic sensors and it gives us the whole bandwidth. What we are interested in is to break it down into protocols/hosts internal/external that are using the bandwidth .

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Created on Mar 24, 2011 10:21:42 AM

Last change on Mar 24, 2011 1:30:16 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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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: How do I discern excessive bandwidth usage with PRTG?

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Created on Mar 24, 2011 12:34:47 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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