Network monitoring software for
monitoring your Netgear devices


  • Monitor Netgear routers and switches

  • Uptime, traffic, and more

  • SNMP, sFlow, Syslog

  • Alarm and reports included

  • 100 free sensors
    for life


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Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.






Netgear monitoring at a glance:
Our recommendations

Netgear router monitoring

Routers are a vital part of every network. Router failures or disruptions can immediately wreak havoc on the entire network. Most of the time, problems like this require the full attention of the IT department. Our Ping and SNMP System Uptime sensors keep a constant eye on the uptime of your Netgear routers and switches.

More on ping monitoring and uptime monitoring with PRTG

Netgear SNMP monitoring

In business settings, Netgear hardware is usually enabled for SNMP. Many IT managers are therefore on the lookout for a network monitoring tool that can monitor Netgear devices with SNMP. To monitor with SNMP, you’ll need to convert an MIB file (see instructions below). Our SNMP Library Sensor can read up to ten OID values per device.

More on SNMP monitoring with PRTG 

Netgear traffic monitoring

What kind of traffic flows through your network? The SNMP Traffic Sensor keeps a constant eye on network traffic and immediately sounds the alarm if something goes wrong. The sFlow Sensor lets you filter traffic by Top Talkers, Top Connections, and Top Protocols.

More on sFlow monitoring with PRTG.


Netgear troubleshooting – a thing of the past?

There’s no magic wand for preventing errors. Networks simply have to live with the occasional crash. However, the prompt detection of errors can help. PRTG immediately sounds the alarm at the first sign of trouble, allowing sysadmins to stop problems in their tracks.



“We start managing the existing infrastructure to determine bottlenecks. Sometimes it is CPU, I/O or code-based problems. By using PRTG, we can save clients from making bad decisions, saving headaches, time and money.”

Jon Berry, President and Owner, Green Olive Tree


Netgear network monitoring software: The advantages



PRTG can be used to monitor Netgear routers and switches. But it also monitors the devices of major manufacturers such as Cisco, HP, Dell, and Juniper. You get one centralized monitoring tool for your entire network.

All-in-one software

All-in-one software

Each PRTG license comes with a certain number of sensors, as well as all the software’s features, including reports and the notification system. With PRTG, there are no hidden fees or surprises.

Free trial

Free trial

For the first 30 days, you can use PRTG without restrictions. After that, you can continue to use 100 free sensors for as long as you please. You’ll therefore get a good feel for our software and your monitoring needs.

Über 300.000 Mal im Einsatz

Over 500,000 installations

More than 500,000 IT managers worldwide use PRTG. From small businesses to local government organizations, to corporations with offices around the globe... 


A lot less hassle

Professional monitoring software makes troubleshooting a breeze. Prompt alerts allow sysadmins to immediately intervene, preventing crashes that cost the company both time and money.



Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.



Your investment in quality of service:
PRTG pays for itself in no time

The costs for a one-year PRTG license usually pay for themselves within a few weeks.



Monitoring Netgear devices with SNMP:
How to work with MIBs



 i What is a sensor?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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Check the Netgear device

First of all, verify that your Netgear router or switch is enabled for SNMP. You can usually find this information in the technical details of the device. Netgear also offers a knowledge base where you can learn more about the compatibility and configuration of its products.


Download the MIB file for Netgear

Download the MIB file that corresponds to your Netgear device. Unzip the file and copy all the MIB files into a folder.


Convert the MIB

PRTG comes with an MIB importer that converts the MIB file into an OID Library (OIDLIB). These files are then read by PRTG. The last step involves creating your SNMP sensors (e.g., the SNMP Library Sensor). 


Netgear network management vs. PRTG: An overview


Netgear network management

The Netgear Insight app allows Netgear users to configure, manage, and monitor their devices. It is particularly helpful when it comes to switches. The app is designed for businesses but is limited to Netgear devices. 

PRTG network monitoring tool

Many IT managers use a variety of different monitoring tools, which not only creates confusion but a significant loss in productivity. PRTG is a centralized network monitoring tool for all the devices and applications in your network.   


Your network on a glance –
even on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.


PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!



Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.



Trusted by 500,000 users
and recognized by industry analysts as a leader


“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”

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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, This is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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 Netgear monitoring FAQ

How do I monitor Netgear devices?

You can monitor Netgear devices with a network monitoring tool that is enabled for SNMP. In this way, you’ll automatically receive a notification in the event of errors or malfunctions. There are several software providers to choose from. PRTG is used by over 500,000 system administrators worldwide.

How do I monitor the CPUs of my Netgear devices?

The PRTG SNMP CPU Load Sensor monitors the CPU of your Netgear routers and switches. In the event of a malfunction, you'll be notified at once.

How do I monitor the memory in my Netgear devices?

The PRTG SNMP Memory and SNMP Disk Free sensors monitor the memory in your Netgear hardware.

Can I monitor Netgear with syslog?

Network devices continually send system messages via syslog. This is also true for Netgear devices. PRTG allows for syslog monitoring. Syslog messages are automatically incorporated into your monitoring environment.


PRTG is compatible with countless manufacturers

Cisco monitoring

Many network monitoring tools offer Cisco monitoring – but at an additional cost. This is unfortunate, as Cisco hardware is used in the vast majority of networks. With PRTG, monitoring Cisco routers and switches is easy thanks to several preconfigured sensors – available at no extra charge.

More on Cisco monitoring


Dell monitoring

Many networks use Dell PowerEdge servers and other Dell devices. PRTG comes with preconfigured Dell sensors that monitor overall systems, power supplies, temperatures, and cooling devices.

More on Dell Monitoring with PRTG  


Juniper monitoring

Juniper uses jFlow technology to monitor its hardware. Flow technology consumes little bandwidth and provides for in-depth monitoring.

More on jFlow monitoring


TP-Link monitoring

Netgear or TP-Link hardware? Not an easy question! However, when it comes to monitoring, the answer is clear. Among other things, PRTG uses SNMP to monitor TP-Link devices.

More on TP-Link monitoring



PRTG The Swiss Army knife

PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • REST Custom Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON


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More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

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