Bandwidth Usage

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Hines86, May 21, 2008.

  1. Hines86

    Hines86 Guest

    According to my ISP, one of my client machines is hogging all of our T1
    bandwidth. Does anybody know a good software product that I can install on my
    2K3 SBS to monitor each client's bandwidth usage? Thanks.
     
    Hines86, May 21, 2008
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  2. You may already have what you need. What hardware sits between your
    workstations and the internet?

    -Cliff
     
    Cliff Galiher, May 21, 2008
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  3. I have no experience with the Netopia appliances, but I've heard they make a
    good box. Check its documentation. You can likely turn on some auditing
    and get bandwidth reports from it directly. If not, I'm pretty certain that
    you can esxtract that data from log files it provides and analyze them using
    tools such as sawmill or manageEngine. Hope that helps you get started.

    -Cliff
     
    Cliff Galiher, May 21, 2008
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  4. Hmm, I thought Netopia was a firewall appliance company, in the vein of
    watchguard and servgate. Then again, that is an industry I don't follow
    much anymore since I have a sortof love affair with ISA 2006 appliances.
    Interestingly when I went to Netopia's website to see if my information was
    outdated, they merged with Motorola so I can't tell if they started making
    boxes that weren't firewalls before the merger. And servgate appears to be
    out of business (too bad, I actually liked the edgeforce appliances.)
    So...is the Netopia router you have actually a firewall appliance?

    -Cliff
     
    Cliff Galiher, May 22, 2008
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  5. Hines86

    Hines86 Guest

    Yes, sorry about that. Of course we have a firewall. A Netgear Wireless VPN
    (FVG318) that sits on the server side of the Netopia T1 router.
     
    Hines86, May 22, 2008
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  6. Thanks for mentioning a managed switch.

    I haven't got a firewall, but I do have relatively few workstations--about
    30.

    And, although my switch is not truly managed, it does have a web management
    interface, and I can look at and reset the counters, and that may come in
    useful some time.
     
    Bill Sanderson, May 23, 2008
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