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Windows 7: Free - Network Bandwidth Meter x86/x64

28 Aug 2009   #1
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Free - Network Bandwidth Meter x86/x64

Networx is a very light-weight and powerful network monitor tool for Windows 7 x86/x64. Much like DUMeter, it has many logging functions or can simply be used to quickly determine network activity. I've used it since v5.0 and have found it to be very stable and reliable. It also fully Aero compatible (I included snapshots of the meter on my desktop). It can be run as a fully viewable meter or simply as a tray meter, very handy!

A few highlights...

- Free
- Windows 7 x86/x64 friendly
- Powerful and easy to use
- Able to monitor all network traffic via any connection
- Clear graphic and/or numeric display
- Usage reports with export functions
- Network information & testing tools

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NetWorx is a simple and free, yet powerful tool that helps you objectively evaluate your bandwidth situation. You can use it to collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of Trojan horses and hacker attacks.

The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The software also features a system of highly customizable visual and sound alerts. You can set it up to alert you when the network connection is down or when some suspicious activity, such as unusually heavy data flow, occurs. It can also automatically disconnect all dialup connections and shut down the system.

The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged to a file, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration. The reports can be exported to a variety of formats, such as HTML, MS Word and Excel, for further analysis.
More info and free download here.


V5.03 released September 1, 2009
  • Added drop-down month list in custom reports to quickly access monthly usage.
  • Added import of DU Meter Backup files (*.sqbackup) and NetMeter files (*.csv) under the Restore button in the usage report.
  • Added IP address manager to exclude custom networks as local traffic.
  • Short-term notifications now can apply in a wider range. Now 'more' conditions trigger even if they occur before time elapses
  • Playing a windows sound when quota overused message shown.
  • Some fixes related to sleep and hibernation issues when the Ignore LAN option was turned on.
  • Volume unit multiplier made customisable (1000 or 1024 bytes per KB).
  • On/off-peak hours menu item in the usage report now causes the tray tooltip to display on/off-peak usage info accordingly.

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01 Sep 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Bumped for new version.
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05 Sep 2009   #3


Cool, thanks, Netmeter has been givin' me grief in Win7 and this might fit the bill. Are you the author? If so, am I imagining things or are all network meter utilities flat out wrong in their readings sometimes in Win7?

I can tell you DUMeter and Netmeter are, especially on the upstream. Here's to hoping Networx is a bit better! I like so far, except the text readout looks plain at the bottom without a description (like kB).
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06 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Thanks for the info I love soft perfects soft ware but yet i never used this one. Great tool for my server XD.
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07 Sep 2009   #5

vista, windows 7

I came back now just to say how pleased i am with Networx.
its almost all that i ever wanted from a info.meter.

Thank you for sharing this man. :)

Now i remember what i was missing. (as in ALMOST)
The Option to set how many Minutes/Seconds you want shown
graphically on the Visual.Graph
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2009   #6


Please, tell what your think about this ?

PC Desktop Metar
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06 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM

lol I created something similar to this awhile ago :P... its not that much but its usable ;p

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2010   #8

windows xp, & FreeBSD 7.x

Search on google for "bandwidth meter for windows 7" and this is the first result that came up... this is a GREAT replacement for DU meter...

Make sure to donate if you appreciate the software!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This is great man, thank you!

This one is excellent too, you should check it out. XIRRUS WiFi Monitor (Gadget).
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