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Windows 7: can we capture the router download and upload speed as shown in router

17 Mar 2018   #11

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

HI, impressed with your reply with the reasons. What i want, is to get the data on the router on the desktop.For eg, the router shows the upload and download speed at this time, when i write this reply. This is the actual speed at this time. What i want, is just capture this data on my screen to monitor. Could it not be done, like gadgets getting some details from computer.

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17 Mar 2018   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The internet works by constantly downloading data to display in the Browser window you see and uploading the responses you give. The speed that this data is transferred is dependent on many things including what you are using the PC for at the time, the bandwidth of the server supplying the data is a factor but so is every point on the net that the data travels through so the speed is limited to that of the slowest point in the route. You may be able to monitor and log the raw data but it is unlikely that the cause of any delay will be in an area under your control.

The only chance you have to capture that exact data outside the router is if D-link provide such a facility, (this facility shows the current download status even when you are not actively downloading a file,

There is another possibility, but it's not a popular function these days with the availability of high bandwidth unmetered internet services in most of the world,

5 Free Tools To Monitor And Log Your Internet Traffic € Raymond.CC

this link gives some options to monitor and possibly log internet usage, the figure you get may be, (due to technical issues), slightly different from the actual figures you see in the router but should be close enough to provide information to you for diagnostics, ( Also check if D-Link have their own tray application or option in the router for logging).

You need to be aware that however well written any sampling/logging application is, it will have a performance hit on you system. It should not be major but you need to set the monitor/Logging frequency, where possible, to provide an acceptable result
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18 Mar 2018   #13

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi, Suddenly the reply windows closed by mistake. But thanks, that i did take the print screen in the same window, so just seeing the enclosure the answer is there. Please give me the reply to those queries i raised in the screen shot, Barman.
How to know from where i am getting this total speed when i am not downloading anything or uploading anything? Is it from network adapter ? or is it from router?

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18 Mar 2018   #14

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

You will not get any speed reading if you are not transferring data - Either upload or download.

When You enter a website address into your browser and press enter, the data (text is uploaded to the internet where it goes to that address and the site transmits data back to your computer which is then used to draw the page you see, this consists of all the text, images, graphic elements, videos Etc. This is not exactly the same as if you download a file but uses the same process and so is measurable in the same way. If you are not moving data you cannot measure the speed of the movement

Transfer speeds can be measured in many variations of items over time the standards used are based around Bits per second shown as b/sec or bytes per second B/sec 1B/sec is the same as 8b/sec there are also multipliers such as Mega for million (m)/ Kilo for thousand (k) for multiples of bits or bytes. It has become even mox complex lately as the size of Mega or Kilo is variable eg some treat kilo as 1024 traditional computer measure based on Binary and some use 1000 standard decimal value

Check the basics here Bits & bytes explained - A Guide to Internet Connection Speeds
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18 Mar 2018   #15

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi, Thanks once again for helpful reply. It would not only help me, but also so much users who sees this thread as there is really confusion of download speed and mega bytes etc.
There is a setting for megabits and megabytes, in which i chose megabits, which is used for download and upload. Megabytes on the other hand denotes the file size one could download per second. I have chosen the megabits, ie mbps instead of MBps.
But, the DL and UL shows more than the router shows?
From where the total DL speed comes when there is No DL or UL, when i close all internet windows browsers?
I will also mail the bit meter developer in this regard.
Thanks to you for each line of reply. Wealth of information not found anywhere.

Edit: The current speed is shown as nil
It is not Total download speed, it is Todays total download in mbs.
So, i have to check with Dlink, if there is any kind of gadgets or options in the router.
Thanks barman and others for valuable suggestions.
My last doubt: How router captures then
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19 Mar 2018   #16

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

The router captures this information via the internal functionality that was built into it. This is not something that you can do anything with, other than what you are already doing.

Have you tried any of the tools that Barman suggested you try?
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20 Mar 2018   #17

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hi, Now i understand about the internet travel mechanism. Yes. i did try Bit meter in the link suggested. But , it also just captures the current speed in bits, but there is a setting in the program to change the speed in to megabits, which is easy to read like router statistics. But , i could not get it working.
I also noted , even in rainmeter gadget, in their programs, they have included some speed test net sites, through which you are getting the traffic download and upload speed.
Hats off to Burman, to say clearly which made me to look in to the rainmeter gadgets program, in which they have included code to some sites like speedtest net in the skins.
But rainmeter is useful gadget in the way, that it allows user to change the code. I do not know the code to show the download speed in mbps.
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