This screen appears if you have chosen SNMP as the protocol and is where you tell PeakHour which device you wish to monitor.

PeakHour supports two methods of finding SNMP devices:

Automatically discover ticked.When Automatically discover is ticked, PeakHour tries to determine your 'default gateway' or router by looking at your computer's network routing table. If it can determine this, it will automatically try to query this device with SNMP to see if it responds.
Manual (Automatically Discover untucked)In this mode, you enter the hostname or IP address of the device. If you don't know the hostname or IP address, it is usually the name / address you type into your web browser in order to manage and control it.

SNMP Community (SNMP v1/v2)

The SNMP community string is essentially a 'password' that must be included in each SNMP packet for the router to consider the request and supply a response.

If the community is incorrect or missing, the device will simply ignore the request.

Security Name / Auth Key (SNMP v3)

SNMPv3 provides must stronger security, authentication and encryption of data. SNMPv3 is still relatively new and is only supported by high-end and enterprise devices. If your router supports SNMPv3, we recommend that you use it due to these enhanced security features.

Configuration ItemDescription
Security NameEssentially, the 'username' to query the SNMPv3 device with
Auth KeyThe 'password' associated with the Security Name

PeakHour also supports both MD5 and SHA for authentication.

Checking the settings

Once you've specified the hostname / IP address and security configuration, click the Check button to have PeakHour test those settings against the device.

If the check is successful, click Next to proceed to SNMP: Choose Interface.