All-in-one router
monitoring software PRTG

 


  • Check bandwidth consumption, network traffic, error messages of your routers with PRTG



  • Router monitoring via SNMP, Packet Sniffer, NetFlow/sflow/jFlow

     

  • PRTG detects suspicious traffic

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Prevent network failures and bottlenecks with PRTG router monitoring


Overloaded routers (and thus networks) can slow down a company's communication and workflow.

PPRTG Network Monitor, our network monitoring solution, allows you to check all your router connections. Determine how much bandwidth is used per connection, the devices, programs, or users which generate the most traffic, and where bottlenecks occur in your network. You'll get a ton of valuable information which will make your work as an administrator that much easier. PRTG supports routers from all the major manufacturers like Cisco, Dell, Linksys, TP Link or Netgear.

With its wide range of features, PRTG Network Monitor makes it easy to monitor your router traffic around the clock, log network activities, and calculate network utilization.

Along with traffic and bandwidth, you can also monitor the device itself. PRTG lets you keep a constant eye on computer fans, temperatures, and power supplies, as well as the memory of your router. And thanks to PRTG, you can even stay up-to-date on the status and statistics of your VPN connection.

You'll be notified automatically whenever something seems amiss inside your router or network traffic. PRTG lets you act quickly to prevent bandwidth bottlenecks from paralyzing your network.

Thanks to PRTG, the entire staff can work with peace of mind.

 

 

What kind of data is gathered?
3 important points

With PRTG, you'll be able to recognize when your routers are forwarding too much data - before they become completely overloaded.

 

The bandwidth consumption of individual connections

The bandwidth consumption of individual connections

Network activities and causes of traffic

Network activities and causes of traffic

Router error messages

Router error messages

 

Your routers at 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!

 

 

“I particularly like having breakfast at home and just surveying my domain, and understanding what's working and what isn't.”

Steve Coppin, Oxford University

 

Here's what monitoring looks like in PRTG

 

 

Router monitoring with PRTG

Router checking with PRTG supports three methods which come with their own advantages and disadvantages:

 

i NetFlow is a protocol for collecting, aggregating and recording traffic flow data in a network. NetFlow data provide a more granular view of how bandwidth and network traffic are being used than other monitoring solutions, such as SNMP. NetFlow was developed by Cisco and is embedded in Cisco’s IOS software on the company’s routers and switches and has been supported on almost all Cisco devices since the 11.1 train of Cisco IOS Software.
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SNMP

SNMP

The network protocol SNMP is the easiest way to calculate traffic. CPU and network loads remain low. However, it is not possible to analyze protocols or IP addresses.

 

Packet Sniffer

Packet Sniffer

A built-in PRTG Packet Sniffer lets you examine all network data packets for protocols or IP addresses. But of the three methods, this one generates the highest CPU and network load.

 

Netflow/sflow/jFlow

Netflow/sflow/jFlow

The NetFlow/sflow/jFlow/IPFIX methods belong to the routers of certain providers such as Cisco, HP, or Juniper. Bandwidth utilization is calculated within each device and transmitted to PRTG for analysis and disclosure. The most powerful of the three alternatives when both CPU and network loads are low, this method is especially suitable for networks with a great deal of traffic.

 

 

Router monitoring sensors

The following sensors can also be used for router monitoring with PRTG:

 

Cisco ADSL

Monitors ADSL statistics of a Cisco router using SNMP. It can show:

  • Speed of downlink and uplink
  • Remote and local attenuation, SNR and local power output

SNMP Cisco ADSL Sensor

Packet Sniffer

Monitors the headers of data packets that pass a local network using a built-in packet sniffer. It can show the following traffic types (analyzes only header traffic!):

  • Chat (IRC, AIM)
  • Citrix
  • FTP/P2P
  • Mail, WWW
  • Remote control (RDP, SSH, Telnet, VNC)

Packet Sniffer Sensor

SNMP Traffic

The SNMP Traffic sensor monitors traffic on a device using SNMP.

Port

The Port sensor monitors a network service by connecting to its port. Depending on your settings, it can alert you either when the monitored port is open, or when it is closed.

Net Flow V5

Shows traffic for NetFlow v5-supported devices, split by type and is able to divide traffic into channels. Traffic types include:

  • Chat (IRC, AIM)
  • Citrix
  • FTP/P2P
  • Mail, WWW
  • Remote control (RDP, SSH, Telnet, VNC)

NetFlow v5 Sensor

NetFlow V9

Shows traffic for NetFlow v9-supported devices, split by type and is able to divide traffic into channels. Traffic types include:

  • Chat (IRC, AIM)
  • Citrix
  • FTP/P2P
  • Mail, WWW
  • Remote control (RDP, SSH, Telnet, VNC)

NetFlow v9 Sensor

IPFIX

Shows traffic for IPFIX-supported devices, split by type and is able to divide traffic into channels. Traffic types include:

  • Chat (IRC, AIM)
  • Citrix
  • FTP/P2P
  • Mail, WWW
  • Remote control (RDP, SSH, Telnet, VNC)

IPFIX Sensor

jFlow

Shows traffic for jFlow-supported devices, split by type and is able to divide traffic into channels. Traffic types include:

  • Chat (IRC, AIM)
  • Citrix
  • FTP/P2P
  • Mail, WWW
  • Remote control (RDP, SSH, Telnet, VNC)

jFlow V5 Sensor

sFlow

Shows traffic for sFlow-supported devices, split by type and is able to into channels. Traffic types include:

  • Chat (IRC, AIM)
  • Citrix
  • FTP/P2P
  • Mail, WWW
  • Remote control (RDP, SSH, Telnet, VNC)

sFlow Sensor

 

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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.

 

How to monitor router traffic

Here's a quick summary about how to monitor router traffic with PRTG:

 

How to monitor router traffic

Configure and run PRTG Network Monitor.

How to monitor router traffic

Choose one of following options for router monitoring protocols according to your router specifications: SNMP, NetFlow/jFlow/sFlow or Packet Sniffing.

How to monitor router traffic

See the bandwidth consumption of individual connections and all network activities at a glance and create individual dashboards.

How to monitor router traffic

Set up custom alarms and you’ll be notified in case of router errors or overloads.

 

PRTG simplifies your day

Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.

 

PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

PRTG saves worry

Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.

 

 

Prevent network failures and
bottlenecks with PRTG router monitoring
 

iBandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps). It refers to the transmission capacity of a connection and is an important factor when determining the quality and speed of a network.
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Immediately know the score

 

Immediately know the score

PRTG provides automatic alerts when the network crashes or protocol errors take place. 

Fix bugs quickly

 

Fix bugs quickly

Meet problems head-on to prevent your network from crashing.

Optimize bandwidth consumption

 

Optimize bandwidth consumption

By adjusting available bandwidth to meet demand and reducing unnecessary traffic, you'll create more stable connections.

Speed up company processes - an optimized bandwidth allows for a company's operations to run quickly. Enjoy an increase in the availability of services and applications.

Traffic transparency

 

Traffic transparency

With PRTG, you'll receive and be able to analyze information regarding the intensity of traffic across individual connections.

Greater security

 

Greater security

Use PRTG to detect suspicious traffic, which is indicative of malware.

 

Monitor hardware, performance and other details of your routers


In addition to the traffic running through your router and bandwidth, you can also monitor the device itself. With PRTG, you can always keep an eye on the fan, temperature, power supplies or memory of your router. PRTG also keeps you informed about the status and statistics of your VPN connection.

 

 

Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG

 

Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.

Recommend PRTG

 

PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

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
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON

 

PAESSLER AG –
German quality
engineering

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

 

Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.

Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.

Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.

Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!

Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.

 

 

PRTG

Network Monitoring Software - Version 20.1.57.1745 (March 24th, 2020)

Hosting

Download for Windows and hosted version available

Languages

English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Pricing

Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

Supported Vendors & Applications

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