Connection speed monitor?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Pocket, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    So my ping has been pretty bad lately, and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. I'm trying to figure out if I have some hidden program that's sucking up my bandwidth, or if my connection is being throttled by the ISP itself. For this I would need some kind of app that constantly monitors how much data is coming into and out of my computer.

    I found some apps that purport to monitor connection speed, but in reality they check by pinging some server and seeing how long it takes to get a response. Obviously that's not what I need to know.
     
  2. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    I'd like to know this too.
     
  3. Attsy

    Attsy L3: Member

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  4. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    why not just use the windows resource monitor?

    taskmgr > performance tab > resource monitor
    then just hit the network tab and bask in all the data :p
     
  5. Cerulean

    Cerulean L3: Member

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    I've used NetLimiter, but I don't think they've had a free version in a while.

    EDIT: Just checked, looks like version 2 monitor is still available for free:

    http://www.netlimiter.com/download.php


    Sample image from their site:

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  6. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    BitMeter OS. Runs as a service, accessed via your browser, and it has lots of useful features such as being able to track how much you've downloaded by day/week/month/year and a download speed calculator.
     
  7. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    http://www.dslreports.com/tools

    ? I've used it before.