Graphing your LAN with Cacti

Cacti non-Unicast Traffic

It’s so much easier to see what’s happening when you setup Cacti to graph network traffic.  Netflix keeps pausing?  Kids are on the Playstation?  Check out network traffic to see who’s hogging all the bandwidth.  The newer routers have some traffic prioritization capability which supposedly will load-balance based on preset preferences (e.g Netflix before Playstation) as well.  Either way, a DD-WRT capable router and a layer 2 switch that supports VLANs and SNMP (if you need more than 4 wired devices) is all you’ll need…

Kids blurry eyed in the morning?  Who was watching Netflix at 2am?  Stay tuned…

 

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