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Setting up SNMP for Windows for bandwidth monitoring



Hi I am trying to monitor bandwidth using SNMP on a windows machine. I found this article https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/663-how-do-i-install-the-snmp-service-on-windows-systems which tells how to enable the Service which I have done but PRTG can't connect to it. I get a message saying

Sensor does not get response from device. SNMP credentials are wrong or device does not support the required uptime OID ( for traffic sensors. I am using 2012 R2.

I have left the default credentials as public and port 161


bandwidth prtg snmp windows windows2012

Created on Apr 5, 2017 10:24:03 AM

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Needed to put the ip address of prtg server in the host list on the security tab.

I am now having a problem adding a new community name. The add, edit and remove options are greyed out and ideally I don't want to be using public.

Created on Apr 5, 2017 2:49:16 PM

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