The Best Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

Seamlessly monitor Internet bandwidth and ensure you’re getting the bandwidth that you paid for.

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Network Bandwidth Monitoring & Much More

Bandwidth is only theoretical; it’s not a measurement, it’s just a promise.

Bandwidth is the theoretical, expected amount of data that can be transmitted over a network connection in a given period of time. Typically measured in bps, bandwidth is the metric sold to you in your Internet Service-Level Agreement.

Think of a pipe carrying water. Bandwidth represents the maximum, or theoretical water capacity the pipe can handle. However, the actual amount of water that passes through (throughput) and the speed at which it travels (network speed) can be affected by congestion, packet loss, or even ISP oversubscription or throttling.

In practical terms, the actual data transmission through the pipe may be lower than the theoretical capacity (bandwidth).

Obkio's bandwidth monitoring tool addresses this by allowing you to set a maximum bandwidth and conduct speedtests to compare your actual network speed with the amount of bandwidth sold to you. It helps you identify, without a doubt, if you’re getting the amount of bandwidth you paid for, and if you’re not, why that is.

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Obkio's solution is designed to be the easiest network monitoring tool on the market, making it the ideal choice for businesses of all sizes, from IT professionals working from home to managing the complexities of large-scale corporate networks.

  • 14-Day Proof Of Concept
  • Single and home offices
  • SMEs with less than 3 locations
  • Mid to large multisite networks
  • MSPs & large businesses
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Colleges and Universities

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Deploy Network Bandwidth Monitoring in Minutes

Start Your Free Trial. Deploy Obkio. Monitor Network Bandwidth in 10 Minutes.

Ensure you’re getting the bandwidth you paid for! With Obkio, deploying your Network and Bandwidth Monitoring Tool is a breeze. Kick off your journey in just 10 minutes with our easy-to-follow onboarding wizard, ensuring a swift setup and immediate access to all premium features during your 14-day free trial.

Looking for additional guidance? Schedule a demo or an onboarding session with our network experts to enhance your monitoring capabilities to the fullest.

Take the first step – Start Your Free Trial with Obkio now!

Obkio Network Bandwidth Monitoring tool - Onboarding Wizard
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Measure Bandwidth Using Scheduled SpeedTests

Establish your maximum bandwidth and perform speedtests to measure your actual speed.

To determine your theoretical bandwidth, start by reviewing your contracts and understanding the expected bandwidth outlined in your SLA. Next, configure your maximum bandwidth in Obkio to initiate speedtests.

You can then use Obkio’s SpeedTests to evaluate throughput over a defined timeframe, and compare your promised bandwidth with actual network speed. Because you can’t just look at how much bandwidth you have available - you need to measure your actual network performance.

If your network is already using 50 Mbps out of its 100 Mbps bandwidth capacity due to user activity, you can't expect to achieve the full 100 Mbps, even under ideal conditions. This means your maximum achievable speed will be limited to 50 Mbps. That’s why Obkio monitors throughput as well to determine if you're truly reaching your maximum bandwidth of 100 Mbps.

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Are You Reaching Your Expected Bandwidth Measurements?

Analyze the data to identify if you have bandwidth issues.

At this point, you’ll now have an end-to-end network monitoring and bandwidth monitoring solution to measure bandwidth, as well as other network metrics affecting your expected bandwidth utilization.

You need to know what your expected theoretical bandwidth is, and then what your actual speed and throughput are to understand if you’re reaching your expected bandwidth. And if you’re not reaching that bandwidth, then why? This is the point where you identify that you have an issue.

During speedtests, strive to achieve your maximum bandwidth, and use your expected bandwidth as a reference point. Obkio can generate alerts based on discrepancies between recorded measurements and expected bandwidth, ensuring you stay informed about your network's performance relative to your contractual obligations.

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Troubleshoot & Diagnose Bandwidth Issues With Ease

So your network isn’t getting the amount of bandwidth you paid for - now what?

To begin the troubleshooting process, use Obkio's Bandwidth Monitoring tool to pinpoint the exact moments when bandwidth issues occurred. Analyze your speedtest results, real-time network monitoring dashboards, historical data, and network alerts.

When conducting a speedtest for bandwidth measurement, you're only testing the performance from point A to point B. However, the true network performance relies on other network metrics (throughput, packet loss, and latency) that provide insights into your actual performance. This is why Obkio monitors end-to-end network performance.

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Uncover Where Bandwidth Issues Happened

Use Obkio's bandwidth monitor to pinpoint if bandwidth issues are in your network or your ISP’s network.

If your network has less available bandwidth than you expected, it’s time to identify where the source of the problem is. Use Obkio to examine your throughput to detect any congestion or resource issues. If congestion isn't the culprit, use Obkio’s Visual Traceroute Tool to identify potential bottlenecks further along the network, possibly within your ISP's infrastructure.

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Uncover What’s Affecting Your Internet Bandwidth

Obkio’s Bandwidth Monitoring tool helps you get to the source of the problem.

Now that you know that you’re not getting the amount of bandwidth you expected, the next crucial step is to understand why. Obkio's Network and Bandwidth Monitoring tool is your key to unravelling the root cause so you can troubleshoot internally, or reach out to your ISP for some answers. Either way, you’ll now have the proof you need to troubleshoot low bandwidth due to:

Bandwidth Limitations

Bandwidth Limitations

When ISPs fail to deliver the bandwidth you paid for as per your subscription or service agreement. This could be due to network congestion, technical issues, or overselling bandwidth, leading to lower than expected speeds and capacity.

ISP Throttling

ISP Throttling

Some ISPs may intentionally limit bandwidth for certain types of traffic or during specific times, known as throttling. This can occur due to network management practices or contractual agreements with customers.

High Usage

High Usage

When your actual bandwidth usage exceeds your subscribed capacity, like when your network uses more data than your plan allows, you'll face slow speeds and congestion. To fix this, consider upgrading your plan or optimizing network usage.

ISP Bottlenecks

ISP Bottlenecks

ISPs manage large volumes of traffic from multiple users and networks. During peak usage times or in areas with high demand, the ISP's network infrastructure may become congested, leading to reduced bandwidth for individual users.

Limited ISP Speeds

Limited ISP Speeds

Sometimes, the speed provided by your ISP is insufficient to meet the demands of your network, especially during peak usage periods. This limitation in ISP speed can result in slower Internet speeds and decreased performance for users accessing the network.

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Say Goodbye to Bandwidth Issues (For Now)

Measure and optimize your bandwidth usage with Obkio's Monitoring Tool.

Take control of your network's performance by using Obkio's Bandwidth Monitoring tool to understand if you’re getting the bandwidth you paid for - and if not - to get to the root of the problem. With proactive alerts and continuous monitoring of complete network performance, Obkio ensures that you stay ahead of potential Internet and network issues, optimizing bandwidth usage to enhance your network operations.

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It's not a question of if bandwidth limitations will arise, but when.

Obkio understands the dynamic nature of network demands. By acknowledging the inevitability of bandwidth challenges, the Obkio empowers you to proactively manage bandwidth usage, ensuring readiness to tackle future network demands effectively.

Proactive Bandwidth Notifications:

Obkio's tool keeps you updated with proactive notifications, alerting you to potential bandwidth issues in real-time. Stay proactive and take immediate action to optimize bandwidth usage and minimize any impact on your network.

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Continuous Network Bandwidth Monitoring:

Obkio's tool doesn't just detect bandwidth issues once—it continuously monitors your network to ensure consistent performance. Enhance long-term network efficiency by addressing bandwidth issues promptly and preventing future interruptions.

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