I am definitely a newbee here but really like this place. I am not sure if I am in the right place so I apologize in advance if so.
I have what I think is a very simple question but just one that I cannot answer myself. When I try to setup the Bandwidth Monitor, it asks for a Community String and I have no idea what I need to put in that block. I tried public like someone somewhere suggested but it just tells me that the Credential test failed.
You'll have to configure the device you want to monitor first. In my case, i'm monitoring the internet facing port on my Cisco 1841 router. I THINK these are the only commands you need to enter on that particular type of device:
snmp-server community <putyourreadwritepasswordstringhere> RW
snmp-server community <putyourreadonlypasswordstringhere> RO
snmp-server enable traps tty
You would THEN add <putyourreadwritepasswordstringhere> or <putyourreadonlypasswordstringhere> as your community string in the Bandwidth Monitor.
It's been a while since i configured mine...believe this is all you need. It really works like a champ once up and running.
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