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Solarwinds Bandwidth Monitor Setup Help

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Tyharo, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. Tyharo

    Tyharo Thread Starter

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    I came across some free bandwidth monitoring software by Solarwinds while doing some reading on other sites. I installed the software and now im stuck at setup. The Softaware is asking for...
    Ip Address/Hostname
    SNMP Version
    Community string

    I'm assuming the IP Address/Hostname would be my computers IPv4 on the network and as far as the SNMP Version goes im not sure, I can either choose from SNMP v1/2c or v3. For the community string, I'm assuming its Public but im not completely sure.
    When I attempt to go to the next step is says the credentials test failed So obviously something I entered is incorrect. Could someone please give me hand with setting this up?

    Note: this is on my own home network. Im using a Comcast all in one router and modem.
     
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor

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    Unless you load some sort of SNMP service on your PC (never heard of this done) or server, you're not going to get this to work. SNMP is a protocol used in business environments to monitor and manage servers and network devices.
     
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