How do administrators find bandwidth hogs?
Administrators identify bandwidth hogs through close analysis of a network, looking for IP addresses, devices or applications that may be using more than their reasonable share of bandwidth on a network.
There are various ways to do this. Administrators can use the features of a wireless router to look at which devices and processes are using bandwidth. A firewall can also provide comprehensive information on bandwidth usage within the network.
In general, the best way to find bandwidth hogs is to examine real-time use with visual dashboards. New third-party bandwidth monitoring tools offer these kinds of visual dashboards that make IP address and device usage transparent, and show administrators a real-time view of bandwidth use. This makes it easier to spot bandwidth hogs and manage the network.
More Q&As from our experts
- How can unstructured data benefit your business's bottom line?
- What are some of the dangers of using machine learning impulsively without a business plan?
- What is TensorFlow’s role in machine learning?
- Bandwidth Hog
- Bandwidth Monitor
- Bandwidth Analyzer
- Internet Protocol Address
- Wireless Router
- Digital Dashboard
- Distributed Computing System
Tech moves fast! Stay ahead of the curve with Techopedia!
Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.
- Data Governance Is Everyone's Business
- Key Applications for AI in the Supply Chain
- Service Mesh for Mere Mortals - Free 100+ page eBook
- Do You Need a Head of Remote?
- Web Data Collection in 2022 - Everything you need to know
- How to Protect Microsoft 365 from NOBELIUM Hackers
- 5 Steps to Streamline Security for your Hybrid Network