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Regarding Saturation or Full bandwidth usage



Hello... I have some questions on :

1- How can I know I faced to saturation issue.

2- I have 70Mbps Download International Bandwidth. How can I know I am Used total traffic, because of many of users Asks for Slow down.

3- What mean traffic in is mean Download? or traffic out Upload?

4- What is total traffic?

thank you for answer...

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prtg-network-monitor snmp wmi

Created on May 12, 2020 10:55:33 AM

Last change on May 13, 2020 7:43:46 AM by  Chan Siau Hen [Paessler Technical Support]

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Hi Shamal,

Thanks for your KB thread,

1. While monitoring a device with traffic sensor, from the graph you will be able to monitor the utilization.

2. I am afraid there is no easy answer for this. What you can do is to deploy packet sniffer or Netflow sensor to have an overview of the bandwidth usage. Please check this KB thread for more information. https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/2923

3 - "Traffic In" shows the amount of incoming traffic through the network interface, so for the device it means means download and "Traffic Out" shows the amount of outgoing traffic through the network interface, which means upload.

4 - Total traffic is the addition of Traffic In and Traffic Out.


Created on May 13, 2020 9:06:25 AM by  Chan Siau Hen [Paessler Technical Support]

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