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How to analyze captured packets from the sniffer?



I've been testing PRTG as a packet sniffer and one challenge I'm facing is how to actually view the captured packets. As it stands, all I can see is a pretty graph, but I can't see any relevant information like any clients responsible for generating the traffic or what protocols/data is actually generating the bandwidth. It may be something obvious I'm missing, but I would like to know how to get this information.

analyzer capture packet sniffer

Created on Feb 5, 2014 4:20:16 PM

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If you would want to set this sensor up to show the traffic you are looking for, you would need to set up a custom Packet Sniffing sensor with filters. PRTG handles packet sniffing data by receiving the data and then breaking it down and displaying it in the tables and graphs. The original data sent by the device or received by PRTG is discarded after it is processed.

Created on Feb 5, 2014 9:44:06 PM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]

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