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Can Wireshark tell me the bandwidth being used by every device on my network?

asked 2023-01-30 23:13:23 +0000

gmish gravatar image

updated 2023-01-31 08:24:33 +0000

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I would like to see how much bandwidth every single device on my network is using, without having to go to every single device, one at a time. Can Wireshark do this? If so, how simple is it? How can I do it? Thank you so much in advance!

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answered 2023-01-31 08:44:03 +0000

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updated 2023-01-31 09:50:52 +0000

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I would say, yes it can propably do it if you capture the entire network traffic.

But I can think of a number of reasons why it is not a sane decision.

  1. How can you gather all network traffic?
  2. Statistics are only usefull if you capture for a long time. That is serieus business, make no mistake about that.
  3. Once capture you end up with lot's of data and wireshark will be dead slow.

I suggest you turn to the tools that are suited for the job. Check out: to get some ideas.

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