I'm on a switched LAN. Is CommTraffic capable of gathering statistics for all the stations connected to the switch?
Unlike hubs, switches prevent promiscuous sniffing. In a switched network environment, CommTraffic is limited to capturing broadcast and multicast packets and the traffic sent or received by the PC on which CommTraffic is running. However, most modern switches support "port mirroring," which is a feature that allows you to configure the switch to redirect the traffic that occurs on some or all ports to a designated monitoring port on the switch. By using this feature, you will able to monitor the entire LAN segment. We wrote a white paper, Promiscuous Monitoring in Ethernet and Wi-Fi Networks, which covers these topics in detail.
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