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Hey guys,

Just wanting to know if you have any suggestions for software to run on a server and/or the client machines to monitor internet usage, and if there is any way to tell what application, or service is hogging the bandwidth?

We have been doing some work for a company with a small server and 2-3 computers connected to the network at any given time. All that is done on the internet is E-mails and browsing for stock on suppliers websites.
We have just recently discovered that the internet usage has been in the vicinity of 6GB plus PER DAY (far too high for what they are doing)

We have changed the static IP for their domain and changed the password on the wireless router but yesterday the usage was another 6-7 GB

if there is anything that I can download for free/cheap that can monitor this, that would be grand.

they say no one is on youtube or video streaming websites etc but we cant be sure rolleyes.gif

I will be doing some googleing (is that a word?) but OCN was the first place I thought of

If there is a similar thread regarding the same issues I would love to know

Cheers guys
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What kind of router/firewall do you have?
    
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Hoping someone can answer it! Want one too frown.gif
U can enter ur router and check if it has QOS.
Maybe QOS can help u!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

What kind of router/firewall do you have?

They have a Tp link modem router

Would this have Qos as Cupup said?
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post #5 of 8
Dependse on what router model that have! The easiest way to check is enter the router 192.168.0.1 and select the advance option see if has QOS !
post #6 of 8
There are a few programs I can think of. Some you may need to pay for though.

1. If they are using win7 they could use Resource Monitor and tab over to Network.
2. DU Meter (pretty descent internet/monitoring program)
3. Network (IMO a free version of DUmeter)
4. Netlimiter (provides details on IP/up and down bandwidth on every file that uses the net. You can also use it like a firewall and limit the use of those files.)
One thing about netlimiter is that even though you would never need to limit anything it does provide you detail information about every file that is interacting with the internet. Which I think is something you might find interesting.

There is another program that is more network oriented. As it will allow you to access all computers connected to your network and let you see what's going on. It's may take some of your time to figure out. You would need to watch a few youtube videos and tutorials to get an idea of how to operate the program. The name is PRTG Network Monitoring Software. Make sure you get your free key once the download starts.
post #7 of 8
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We have found that it is one of the computers that is downloading/uploading the data at this stage.

@ EastCoast: thanks for that mate, will be going over the list with the boss man today to see what would best suit the customer. Its a small business so if we can make use of a free one that would be best. +rep thumb.gif

@Cupup: looks like QoS was already enabled, but thanks for pointing it out wink.gif


Looks like I'll be logging on remotely to their server today and have a play biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiffinberg View Post

We have found that it is one of the computers that is downloading/uploading the data at this stage.

@ EastCoast: thanks for that mate, will be going over the list with the boss man today to see what would best suit the customer. Its a small business so if we can make use of a free one that would be best. +rep thumb.gif

@Cupup: looks like QoS was already enabled, but thanks for pointing it out wink.gif


Looks like I'll be logging on remotely to their server today and have a play biggrin.gif
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