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Need to Monitor downloads accross network

by foffcnetidontwantac / March 23, 2008 9:16 AM PDT

Can anyone point me to some software that i can install on one pc but that can monitor the downloads of all pc's within a network. I don't really need to see what is being downloaded but how much data is being downloaded. Also as a bonus if it has a way I can limit downloads between certain times for specific pc's that would be great.

Any help would be most appreciated...


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Today that's not possible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 11:14 AM PDT

Most networks use a switched hub so you can't see all the packets. Maybe if you replaced the router?

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What about software for each PC?
by foffcnetidontwantac / March 23, 2008 6:53 PM PDT

Ok, if I can't do that can I get software that will install on each PC in the network and e-mail reports to my PC to tell me how much is being downloaded?

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For Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 10:07 PM PDT

You already have the bits and pieces that any IT staffer could use to get that done. Most won't since they have to enable performance logging and then write some scripts to collect the information.

Maybe you were looking for a non-IT level solution or "click here"?


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Simple solution required
by foffcnetidontwantac / March 24, 2008 12:19 AM PDT

I am not an IT guru so all I am looking for is a simple point and click solution. There must be some software out there that can do this?

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This will cost you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2008 12:55 AM PDT

We have to exchange dollars for ease of use. for the software and then a compatible router that the SNMP that it needs.
There are some hundreds of softwares like this but you wanted easy.

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Bridiging mode is suitable
by istamitra / September 2, 2009 3:30 AM PDT

For the solution you can use two NIC card in the PC and connect one to the switch where the other PCs are connect and one to the main source of internet like server, router .... etc. Set the two NIC in Bridging mode by

type ncpa.cpl
select two connection
right click and Bridging mode

OK, now u can track the other network and their downloads...
Try it and Enjoy it..


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by interlync / September 3, 2009 1:54 AM PDT

You may want to look at MRTG (FREE).

We use MRTG (At to monitor traffic data on our local LAN. It may not be the easiest to setup/install, but give us a call and mention this post. We would be happy to help you get it setup.

Does require SNMP on all your machines (Which is easy to setup as well).

Good luck, and dont hesitate to call for help.

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