3 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2010 11:14 AM by asolberg

    Large download bandwidth not being reported correctly?

      I just installed SolarWinds NetFlow Analyzer and at first it seems great. I am monitoring the outbound interface on the LAN side of my cisco router (the other interface is connected to the internet) to watch for heavy downloaders who might be using up all the internet bandwidth.

      I'm getting data coming in and when I surf the web on my test computer I see that IP address rise to the top of the "endpoints" list indicating the increased web activity there. So far so good.

      However when I begin to download a huge file from that same test computer I expected to see the "total packets" and "total traffic" for that computer increase dramatically, but this does not happen. Instead it pretty much stays at the same place.

      Why would downloading a large file not show up correctly on the traffic monitor?