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Which Sensor should I use to monitor Bandwidth usage on my Router by connected device?



I want to monitor bandwidth usage (both upload and download) on my router by each connected device for all devices that connect.

flow packet-sniffing snmp

Created on May 24, 2015 5:50:38 PM

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You can use the SNMP Traffic Sensor to monitor the interfaces of your router. If you want to add a sensor for each device which is plugged in for the first time, you can use the Auto-Discovery and schedule when the discovery should run.

This will work with all auto-discovery settings:

  • Automatic device identification (standard, recommended)
  • Automatic device identification (detailed, may create many sensors)
  • Automatic sensor creation using specific device template(s) (after creating a template with the SNMP Traffic Sensor)

PRTG will create a new sensor if there was any traffic on the interface.

Best regards

Created on May 26, 2015 8:21:54 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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