Hi boys and girls,
I have a customer where I am fairly sure they are maxing out their internet connection. At present their network is fairly flat (only a vlan for phones and one for public wifi) and it all goes straight into a Draytek 2860 router.
The problem I have is that the monitoring on the draytak leaves quite a bit to be desired. I can get a current list of which IP’s are using what bandwidth (in and out) or a graph giving total usage either daily or weekly but without any ability to pinpoint actual values.
I would quite like to try and find out who the big bandwidth users are by IP in a given date/time range.
I have provided the customer with a quote to install a pfSense VM but it also requires some server updates (low ram and hdd) so they are reluctant at the moment to give me the OK.
So, to my question…
Do I install pfSense on the current setup which won’t be ideal but which I think will allow me to monitor things more easily AND do load balancing if we decide a second WAN connection is the fix
Can anyone think of a better short term solution to monitor bandwidth usage on the router to prove that a/ the “slow internet” is a bandwidth issue and b/ that someone isn’t pulling(or pushing) a load of data that they shouldn’t be?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.