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How can I setup an alert when a PC on the network stops communicating



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I can't figure out how to create an alert. I want to know via a text message when a PC on my LAN stops communicating.

Thanks, Docfxit

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Created on Jul 2, 2017 6:40:36 PM by  Docfxit (0) 1

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Hi Docfxit,

You can configure your own notifications here:"Setup > Account Settings > Notifications. Mark the Send Mail Box at the bottom and fill in the email address. It will also be possible to postpone emails and to collect emails for a defined time.

After that you can add this notification to any object in PRTG (groups, devices, sensors). Just click on the Notification Tab and add a state trigger to the object. Here, you can also decide when these emails are sent out (after 60 seconds, 120 seconds...). This can help to avoid email flooding.

Please have a look at these articles for further, more detailed information:

You might also want to have a look at our video tutorial regarding notifications: https://www.paessler.com/support/videos/prtg-advanced/notification-and-trigger

Best regards, Felix

Created on Jul 3, 2017 11:39:22 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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