Monday, February 14, 2011

How To Track your Internet Usage

In my last blog post I talked about a 24 hour test that I ran to track my internet bandwidth usage.  The program I used is called NetStat Live, it is a free program and will keep track of your daily usage of incoming and outgoing traffic.  Now if you have multiple computers at home, you will need to install this program on each of them and then add up the results from each PC to get your total usage.

Here is what the company has to say about their product:

Have you ever wondered just how fast your network connection is? Not just how fast the modem is connected at, but how much data you can actually get? Does your internet connection sometimes seem slower than normal? Forget hacking the registry or using counter-intuitive tools to get the information you want - enter the world of AnalogX NetStat Live (NSL)! NSL is a small, easy to use TCP/IP protocol monitor which can be used to see your exact throughput on both incoming and outgoing data - whether you're using a modem, cable modem, DSL, or even local network! NSL doesn't just stop there, it lets you see how quickly your data goes from your computer to another computer on the internet; it even will tell you how many other computers your data must go through to get there! But wait - there's more! NSL also graphs your CPU usage of your system! This can be especially useful in identifying if your computer is what's slowing things down, or if it's your internet connection.

NetStat Live works on all versions of Windows, from Window 95 to Windows 7 and everything inbetween (including XP, Vista, Win2k, etc).
If you are interested, you can download NetStat Live from AnalogX's website

This is yet another free app, that is pretty useful!

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