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Windows 7: any good bandwidth monitor software?


12 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
any good bandwidth monitor software?

does anybody know a good bandwidth monitor program that is free?

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12 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Um, other than a simple sidebar gadget, I personally have no idea. This little thingy has everything I need.
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12 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Um, other than a simple sidebar gadget, I personally have no idea. This little thingy has everything I need.
when i restart the internet, does the bandwidth count reset?

I need a software that tells my computer the total bandwidth usage.

EDIT: k my friend recommended this: http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

seems to fit my requirements.
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12 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Um, other than a simple sidebar gadget, I personally have no idea. This little thingy has everything I need.
when i restart the internet, does the bandwidth count reset?

I need a software that tells my computer the total bandwidth usage.

EDIT: k my friend recommended this: Bandwidth monitor, bandwidth speed test, bandwidth and traffic monitoring tool for Windows

seems to fit my requirements.
I have been using Networx for a few months and it is an very good program.

Jim
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12 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What are you measuring it for? The reason I ask is I noticed you are also Canadian, and so many of us are getting stuck with bandwidth caps. I faced that problem a few months ago, but found the biggest weakness with software monitors is they only report the bandwidth used at your computer's network port. This is fine if you only use one device on your internet connection, but if you have multiple computers, WiFi mobile devices, ethernet connected external drives, people using their laptops when they visit or W.H.Y, the software monitor isn't enough. Also, if you transfer files through your home network they will also be measured; not good if you, say, keep movies on your PC and send them to a media extender attached to your TV or do backups to an external drive connected to your router.

What I did is I replaced my router with one that has its own bandwidth monitor. That way all internet traffic to and from all devices is measured, and the internal network traffic is ignored. This is the only way I know of to get an accurate reading.
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12 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sprockett View Post
What are you measuring it for? The reason I ask is I noticed you are also Canadian, and so many of us are getting stuck with bandwidth caps. I faced that problem a few months ago, but found the biggest weakness with software monitors is they only report the bandwidth used at your computer's network port. This is fine if you only use one device on your internet connection, but if you have multiple computers, WiFi mobile devices, ethernet connected external drives, people using their laptops when they visit or W.H.Y, the software monitor isn't enough. Also, if you transfer files through your home network they will also be measured; not good if you, say, keep movies on your PC and send them to a media extender attached to your TV or do backups to an external drive connected to your router.

What I did is I replaced my router with one that has its own bandwidth monitor. That way all internet traffic to and from all devices is measured, and the internal network traffic is ignored. This is the only way I know of to get an accurate reading.
i don't need a software to monitor my whole network's bandwidth (my router and rogers do that for me) But I'm measuring mainly for curiosity and making smarter bandwidth uses. Sumtimes i notice my household hit high bandwidth when i'm home for most/all of the day by just gaming.
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12 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post

Sumtimes i notice my household hit high bandwidth when i'm home for most/all of the day by just gaming.
Coincidence? I think not...
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12 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post

Sumtimes i notice my household hit high bandwidth when i'm home for most/all of the day by just gaming.
Coincidence? I think not...
even when i'm playing single player games mainly. But haven't been playing single player games mainly since i got back into BF 2142. Which was like mid to late August 2011
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