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Windows 7: Know any Network Usage Monitor Freeware?

06 Jan 2010   #1
dee2809

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business
 
 
Know any Network Usage Monitor Freeware?

I have been looking for network usage monitor freeware that is compatible with Windows 7 with no luck. I need it urgently to report my own monthly usage to my landlord so that my flatmates cannot lie about their usage in working out porportions of the broadband bills. Please post download links if you happen to know any. I have had though luck with any Windows XP only freeware of this sort.

Thank you

Dee


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06 Jan 2010   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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06 Jan 2010   #3
dee2809

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Thanks for this link. I browsed the list, but could not identify which tools output usage. Would you please point me to a few which do that?
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06 Jan 2010   #4
ely

Windows 7 (64-Bit)
 
 

I use Netmeter myself, just do a Google for it.
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06 Jan 2010   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dee2809 View Post
I have been looking for network usage monitor freeware that is compatible with Windows 7 with no luck. I need it urgently to report my own monthly usage to my landlord so that my flatmates cannot lie about their usage in working out porportions of the broadband bills. Please post download links if you happen to know any. I have had though luck with any Windows XP only freeware of this sort.

Thank you

Dee
You could do it through a router running DD-WRT firmware. It will keep track of usage by IP or MAC address. It's not too hard if you do some homework. It's an option.

The router MAY already have a monitor inside. Check it out.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Ch@n

 

I have used Bandwidth Monitor.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

As another poster said, I recommend NetMeter also
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06 Jan 2010   #8
mmgood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i didn't check the ones that have been posted here but most i have found are mainly for a one computer set up and do not show network usage...i stumbled upon one that when installed on all your computers gives u a pretty good picture of your network usage (minus things like an Xbox or PS3...and other devices you cant install it on)Cisco - Speed Meter Pro
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07 Jan 2010   #9
dee2809

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business
 
 

Thank you guys. I have tried NetMeter and Cisco Speed Meter, but I could not figure how to install the former and the latter failed to install. NetStat Live is now running on my PC, but it does not reset whenever you want it to and I do not know if my total usage is just the addition sum of the incoming totals and outgoing totals shown on the monitor...
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07 Jan 2010   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm no expert, but if you have access to the router, it seems like that would be the best way to do it.

You could point to all the usage by IP or MAC address. You could show that report to your landlord.

If you have access to the router, I would take a look at what's available to monitor usage.

Good luck
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