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IM Monitoring Sniffer Software FAQ User Guide Network Setup

IM Monitoring Sniffer Network Setup

You have 3 options for setting up Monitor Sniffer on your network:


Option 1: HUB between the Router and the top Switch.
You can put an HUB between Router and Switch, The Monitor Sniffer computer is plugged into the hub, the router is plugged into the hub and the switch is plugged into the hub.

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Option 1 : HUB between the Router and the top Switch.


Option 2: Port Monitor on Managed Switch
If you have a managed switch, you can set the switch to do "SPAN", "Port Monitoring", "Management Port" or similar feature, which allows network administrators to monitor LAN traffic on any computer connected to one designated switch port. You can configuration your switch with the documentation.

How to set the switch to do "SPAN", "Port Monitoring", "Management Port"?
Please read the documentation

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Option 2: Port Monitor on Managed Switch


Option 3: Install the Monitor Sniffer Software on Proxy Server
If you have a Windows-based proxy server, such as Microsoft ISA Proxy server, you can install Monitor Sniffer software directly on the proxy server.

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