FREE Utility to Monitor Network Bandwidth and Usage

Networx

NetWorx is another one of those portable apps that should be in everyone’s troubleshooting toolbox. This little gem can help you identify possible sources of network related issues. NetWorx is highly customizable and includes network tools such as ping, trace route and netstat. It can be setup to alert you when your network connections have diminished, or when there is an unusually heavy flow of data that is characteristic of Trojan horses or other malicious activity. It can help you evaluate your bandwidth conditions to ensure you are getting what you are paying for. Audible and visual alerts are available to alert you of abnormal bandwidth conditons. As indicated, Networx is available as a portable app that can be carried with you on your portable media (e.g. flash drive).

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Features:

Clear graphic and/or numeric display.

Usage reports with export to a variety of file formats, including Excel, MS Word and HTML.

Permits close supervision of uploads and downloads.

Works with dial-up, ISDN, cable modems, ADSL, Ethernet cards, and more.

Includes network information & testing tools with advanced netstat that displays applications using your Internet connection.

Scalable to your own modem download capabilities.

Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity exceeds a certain level.

Speed meter to accurately time downloads and report the average transfer rates.

Dial-up session journal with detailed information about every session.

Absolutely free and does not contain any adware/spyware/malware.

Troubleshooting examples:

Find out and monitor how fast your Internet connection is.

Find out and monitor how much Internet traffic you consume.

Verify whether your ISP charges your Internet usage fairly.

Detect a suspicious network activity on your computer.

Perform simple network tests such as ping and trace route.

Be notified about excessive Internet usage.

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9 thoughts on “FREE Utility to Monitor Network Bandwidth and Usage

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  1. Thank you.

    You know, I was reminiscing just this morning how a tech’s job was back in the days before these great little tools.. and being able to carry them all on a USB “toolkit”.
    How’d I ever manage?!

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  2. @Paul

    You mean when overwriting DOS with clean copy fixed EVERYTHING? 🙂 Those times were awesome.

    On topic. Have this app bookmarked to check. As always portable is tasty part for me. I am big fan of NetLimiter, it is most excellent at bandwidth monitoring but is completely non-portable by design.

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  3. Rarst,

    I remember those DOS days very well… Amazing how complex it all has become.

    Hope you enjoy NetWorx. I love these apps that are portable (and FREE).

    Rick

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    1. Akshat,

      Thanks for dropping by… Was just checking out your site… I like it and will be adding it to my blogroll (called “Launch Pad”) at the right side of the blog.

      Rick

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  4. Akshat,

    I’m only 8 months into blogging myself. It is amazing how friendly and professional the blogging community is. If there is anything I can do to help; let me know.

    Rick

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  5. Rick: I ran into another first today. I wasn’t sure where to post it so network monitoring sounded kinda close.

    Story: The computer was not connecting to the the server and showing a disconnected or low signal.

    My first thought was the CAT5 wire was shorting somewhere or a bad network port. After testing the line AND plugging into another CAT5 port that I knew was working, it still failed to connect. I rebooted the computer and the BIOS was set to check for LAN boot and there was a message which said something about Ethernet boot corrupted. Right away I am thinking “bad network card or BIOS corrupted”. I left it boot and logged in to still find the same symptoms. I turned the computer off and started to disconnect everything to swap out the Ethernet card BUT noticed the light on the Ethernet card on. Since the card was “wake on LAN”, I decided to pull the power cord to sorta reboot the Ethernet card. I plugged the computer back in, hit the power button, and TADA, no more issues.

    All it took was unplugging the computer and plugging it back in (long story short)

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