Bandwidth Monitoring Software?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi,

Someone in our office are misusing our office bandwidth for their personal use. Watching Youtube/downloading personal stuffs etc.

We cannot manually keep a track of who is doing what. Is there any program that would show us which terminal is using how much bandwidth?

We are on a D-link wi-fi router.

Please help


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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't know anything about dlinks, but on our watchguard firewalls we can watch network traffic in real time, and we can do routing statements so if someone is doing something we don't want, we can automatically redirect them to a page on our own little web server that basically says "No, no, silly network user. Get to work!"
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Is it a software or a hardware?
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The watchguard is a firewall appliance with a special server that has a special software on it that gathers logs from all the other firewalls at different buildings. Then on our computers we have a client side program that connects to the management server and we can distribute mass updates and filter logs and monitor traffic and all kinds of fun stuff. It doesn't come cheap though, the firewall we have in this building was bundled with the management server program and it was over 10 grand, then the cheapest firewall at one other building was $400. And we have a total of 17 of these boogers.

They are cool looking appliances though, bright red looks good wedged in amongst all the black servers.
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ok great but I am looking for a software and not a hardware. Are there any?


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Are there simple incomming and outgoing connection logs in the routers administration panel ?

Even simple home routers have built-in connection logging that logs the last 50 or so connections either way. Including the IP of the source computer on your network and the destination domain name.
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Yes, but we need a real time bandwidth monitoring software. Its not possible for us to login to the router each time and check for logs.


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http://www.programurl.com/ming-bandwidth-monitor.htm

http://www.programurl.com/bandwidth-vista.htm

http://www.pmasoft.net/englisch/tor/Ban ... nitor.html
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Thanx for the links. Will give them a shot :)
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kc0tma wrote:
They are cool looking appliances though, bright red looks good wedged in amongst all the black servers.

Makes me think of The IT Crowd ... On the one Episode they find a goth in their server room ... he's been living there for 3 odd years, just watching the lights blink ...

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