All-in-one router monitoring software PRTG
Prevent network failures and bottlenecks with PRTG router monitoring
Overloaded routers (and thus networks) can slow down a company's communication and workflow.
PRTG 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, Yamaha, 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.
Router monitoring with PRTG
Router checking with PRTG supports three methods which come with their own advantages and disadvantages:
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.
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:
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How to monitor router traffic
Here's a quick summary about how to monitor router traffic with PRTG:
Configure and run PRTG Network Monitor.
Choose one of following options for router monitoring protocols according to your router specifications: SNMP, NetFlow/jFlow/sFlow or Packet Sniffing.
See the bandwidth consumption of individual connections and all network activities at a glance and create individual dashboards.
Set up custom alarms and you’ll be notified in case of router errors or overloads.
PRTG makes your job easier
Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.
PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
Prevent network failures and bottlenecks with PRTG router monitoring
Bandwidth 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.
Immediately know the score
PRTG provides automatic alerts when the network crashes or protocol errors take place.
Fix bugs quickly
Meet problems head-on to prevent your network from crashing.
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.
With PRTG, you'll receive and be able to analyze information regarding the intensity of traffic across individual connections.
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.
Modem monitoring with PRTG
PRTG allows you to monitor all performance parameters of your network modem and to ensure a stable internet connection for your company.
Modem monitoring includes the following use cases:
- Check the Quality of Service (QoS) of your internet connection
- Check if your ISP provides you with the bandwidth you are paying for
- Detect unwanted traffic or other security issues
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PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
|Network Monitoring Software - Version 18.104.22.1683 (September 20th, 2023)|
|Download for Windows and cloud-based version PRTG Hosted Monitor available|
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|Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)|
|Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more|
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