Working online requires internet connection and costs you too much or less depending upon the needs. Minimizing the cost of internet connection totally depends on you and this will only be controlled by tracking and monitoring it every day. There are some tools available for this purpose which helps you in monitoring and controlling the flow of your internet bandwidth and speed.

Here are some cool tools to Monitor Bandwidth Usage of Internet Connection:


1. Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

This simple utility shows you how much bandwidth your network adapters are using. Upon launch, Bandwidth Monitor Pro pops up a small window showing you information regarding your average download and upload speeds, including a graph.

2. BitMeter

Simpler tool not much configuration to make and easy to use this monitor your download and upload speed and configure them but it requires .NET Framework. A bandwidth estimator is included. One of the most popular bandwidth monitors on internet.

3. Netmeter

One of the best bandwidth monitoring software that’s widely used, very efficient and also consume very less memory.

4. NetLimiter

You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their internet traffic. Along with this unique feature, Netlimiter offers comprehensive set of internet statistical tools. It includes real-time traffic measurement and long-term per-application internet traffic statistics

5. vnStat

One of the best for linux users and seems to be working from the terminal, and has quite extensive features.

6. Ntop

Displays statistics in a web browser interface, can display the stats according to various criteria.

7. Surplus Meter

If you have a broadband internet service with a monthly download limit, you may find SurplusMeter comes in handy.

8. Net Monitor

Simple and up to the mark. Supports traffic logging, has a traffic calculator in-built, many graphics options included as well.

9. XRG

Helps in monitoring not just network bandwidth, but also memory, temperature etc. Looks like a sidebar loaded with lots of data.

These are some of the software and tools which helps you in monitoring and tracking the bandwidth usage of your internet connection. Let us know which one of them you use to monitor your internet connection in the comments section.

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  • Grr

    Thanks Vivek. I’m going to use one of them.

    Thanks, Grr

  • http://linuxexplore.wordpress.com Rahul Panwar

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting these software name, i was looking exactly like this.
    I start using bitmeter as it is free. I am also trying bandwidth meter beacause of it email alert feature.

    Thanks again
    Rahul Panwar