WiFi Usage Monitor PRTG


  • Analyze your WiFi bandwidth
    usage with PRTG

  • Detect WiFi data
    caps and overloads

  • Measure who or what device is responsible for WiFi usage


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.






Who is hogging your WiFi bandwidth

"Who is hogging my WiFi bandwidth?" - maybe you hear that frustrating question over and over again from your users. They are complaining about a slow network and you need to identify the root of the problem.

PRTG Network Monitor helps you determine how much bandwidth your devices and applications are using via WiFi. Depending on your network and hardware, you can use different protocols like SNMP, flow or packet sniffing.

How to check WiFi usage

Most bandwidth and traffic analysis solutions are only able to check WiFi traffic on a single device. For measuring all the traffic in your network, you need to monitor the data directly on your routers. By using the WiFi usage monitor PRTG you get informed about all ingoing and outgoing traffic and see what applications and devices using up your WiFi bandwidth.

Why a WiFi usage monitor is a good idea

These days, many businesses and organizations operate on the "bring your own device" principle. Tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices must however also be granted access to the WiFi network.

Furthermore, laptops are often used for presentations in conference rooms and likewise require an WiFi Internet connection. As a result, WiFi usage monitoring quickly becomes an very important issue for administrators.



Why WiFi Usage Monitoring?

WiFi Usage is a method for measuring the actual bandwidth available on a local WiFi system. The WiFi usage monitor PRTG tracks and analyzes all the relevant data automatically at a glance and displays, reports and alerts your whenever you want.


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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.



Measuring WiFi usage: 3 out of many situations
where PRTG comes in handy

With PRTG's WiFi usage monitor, you'll be able to promptly identify potential bandwidth overloads. React easily before problems occur.



Your co-workers complain that the applications used internally on mobile devices are too slow? Then the problem probably lies with your WiFi bandwidth.

Malfunctions when
backing up

As you know as IT professional, no Sys-Admin can do without backups. In general, backups or database synchronizations require a great deal of bandwidth. By doing this on mobile devices, the amount of WiFi usage of your bandwidth can be just too high - PRTG will let you know.


Problems with large file transfers

Practically every company sends large files. These files also consume a correspondingly high amount of WiFi bandwidth. But bottlenecks lurking in every network slow down transfers.


Here's what WiFi monitoring in PRTG looks like


“Hey Gerald, what would you tell administrators looking to use PRTG to monitor their wireless network?”

“Those looking to combine several monitoring statuses into one can use our Business Process Sensor. With this sensor, several sensors – such as for the router, access points, and other end devices – can be represented under a single, comprehensive sensor status. This means it only takes a quick glance to see if everything is alright.”

Gerald Schoch works as a technical editor at PAESSLER AG.



PRTG in a nutshell

PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure

Traffic, packets, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, uptime, ports, IPs, hardware, security, web services, disk usage, physical environments, IoT devices and almost everything you can imagine.

PRTG supports most technologies

SNMP (all versions), Flow technologies (i.e. NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow), SSH, WMI, Ping, and SQL. Powerful API (Python, EXE, DLL, PowerShell, VB, Batch Scripting, REST) to integrate everything else. See all PRTG features

PRTG is ready for every platform

Download for Windows and hosted version
available. Monitoring via AJAX Web Interface or Desktop Client.



German quality

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


Administrators must compare monitoring tools or search for a free one. There are several suppliers on the market.

PRTG comes with a full range of advantages:

1. Free trial version: PRTG is available in a free trial version. Use this version to get a feel for our network monitoring tool with no risk whatsoever.

2. Over 300,000 administrators: whether in large or small businesses, authorities, colleges or administrations - all around the world, more than 300,000 administrators put their trust in our network monitoring tool, and can therefore also monitor their bandwidth. Read our case studies here.

3. Support: do you have a question? We respond in a jiffy! You can already access a great deal of information online by consulting our FAQs, manuals, videos, webcasts, or knowledge base. You can of course also send us a message. We'll do our best to get back to you within 24 hours on business days.

PRTG – your network monitoring tool

PRTG is the Paessler AG all-in-one network monitoring tool. Our software is used by more than 300,000 administrators worldwide, whether it be to monitor their hardware- and server performance , their virtual environments, or the accessibility of their websites. Use PRTG for database monitoring or SQL monitoring.  PRTG is a one fits all network analyzer tool.

Save time, worry, and money. PRTG is configured in a matter of minutes. The trial version is offered free of charge. And you can upgrade whenever you like.



Network Monitoring Software - Version (January 26th, 2021)


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