December 16th, 2002, 11:45 AM
Bandwidth Usage Monitor Software
I'm looking for a bandwidth usage monitor for my w2k colocation server.
I don't believe on the bandwidth usage figures provided by my ISP.
Do anyone have any tips or pointers?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
December 16th, 2002, 01:23 PM
First add SNMP Service to your W2K Server (right-click My Network Places, select Properties and click Add Network Component). Then install mrtg (www.mrtg.org) and monitor your W2K interfaces.
Note: You can also monitor your ISP router's bandwith usage IF they allow (public, read-only) SNMP access to their router.
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December 18th, 2002, 02:49 PM
I don't have SNMP Service running on my server and to install it I need to go to my colo center or ask one of their technicians to install it for me and be charged £150.00 for it.
I have downloaded a few trials software within my budget but none of them seems to be perfect for me there are advantages and disadvantages.
Bandwidth Monitor from http://www.idyle.com/download/index.html </a> : Good but I can only monitor on Interface and have two Nics
NetGrid from http://www.computersmarts.net/products/netgrid/ Very good but I canít full test it on trial version.
ItCan.Net Monitor from http://itcan.programmer.nl/ Very good but only show bandwidth usage in real time.
If anyone can add any other bandwidth usage tool to this list Iíd very much appreciate.