Windows 10: Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor Solved


  1. Posts : 27
    Win 10 Pro x64
       09 Oct 2016 #1

    Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor


    comcast as of november is implementing a 1tb monthly cap(bs i know when the average broadband user uses at least 2tb monthly). i have looked at various monitors and they leave a lot not to like. all i want is something that sits in the systray and when i mouse-over the icon i see what my accumulated usage is, and to be able to click on the tray icon and have it open a small display of only down and up no additional info. thank in advance for any help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    09 Oct 2016 #2

    I've been using a free tool called Networx. If you've already looked into this and it's not for you, I apologize for wasting your time.

    NetWorx : bandwidth monitor, connection speed test traffic usage log
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 27
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       09 Oct 2016 #3

    marsmimar thanks no i haven't heard of this one. as for apologizing when you're just trying to help don't. i'll give this a look, and thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    09 Oct 2016 #4
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 27
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       09 Oct 2016 #5

    marsmimar said: View Post
    I've been using a free tool called Networx. If you've already looked into this and it's not for you, I apologize for wasting your time.

    NetWorx : bandwidth monitor, connection speed test traffic usage log
    installed and working perfectly. just what i was looking for.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    09 Oct 2016 #6

    LOTN said: View Post
    installed and working perfectly. just what i was looking for.
    Glad to hear it meets your needs. Thanks for posting back.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    09 Oct 2016 #7

    LOTN said: View Post
    comcast as of november is implementing a 1tb monthly cap(bs i know when the average broadband user uses at least 2tb monthly). i have looked at various monitors and they leave a lot not to like. all i want is something that sits in the systray and when i mouse-over the icon i see what my accumulated usage is, and to be able to click on the tray icon and have it open a small display of only down and up no additional info. thank in advance for any help.
    First, any meter is only going to tell you how much your actual computer is using. Not what other devices (tablets, TV's, DVR's, etc..) are using as well. You can also see this by going into Windows Settings->Network & Internet->Data Usage (no, it's not as simple as a tray item, but it's right there as part of windows).

    Some Firewall/Router's will also tell you how much you're using. For instance, Asus has a great mobile tool to monitor your traffic from your phone.

    Secondly, I highly disagree that any average user uses anything close to 1TB, much less 2TB. I am a pretty heavy user, with lots of Netflix and 3 different people with various devices. I also download a lot of multi-gigabyte ISO's and what not directly from Microsoft every month. I had 300GB cap with Comcast for a longtime, and I often went over it, then they raised it to 600GB and I've been within that ever since. They've now raised it to 1TB and I still don't break 600GB.

    If you're breaking 2TB per month, I would suggest something else is going on, as I don't see how I could come close to that, much less it be an "average" for most people. To put this in perspective, 2TB/month means downloading 66+GB per day, every day. It means downloading nearly 3GB per hour 24 hours per day every day. How is it possible that you consider this "average"?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 27
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       10 Oct 2016 #8

    Mystere i do not need a lecture. i'm quite aware of what this meter does. in the house 1 tablet and 1 phone both have meters that come with them that are easily accessible. next time assume i know all that and either actually help or ignore the thread. i honestly did not ask for your opinion, and i trust my numbers. this thread was marked soled for a reason. marsmimar as i said thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    10 Oct 2016 #9

    LOTN said: View Post
    Mystere i do not need a lecture. i'm quite aware of what this meter does. in the house 1 tablet and 1 phone both have meters that come with them that are easily accessible. next time assume i know all that and either actually help or ignore the thread. i honestly did not ask for your opinion, and i trust my numbers. this thread was marked soled for a reason. marsmimar as i said thank you.
    First, you are not the only person reading this, so giving more information than is strictly necessary is good for the whole community. Grow a thicker skin, and don't take offense because I provided more info.

    Second, I *DID* help, by showing how this can be done in Windows without using any tool (other than the taskbar function). I also suggested a way to monitor your whole houses bandwidth use by checking out any tools provided by your router manufacturer, and gave an example of Asus's tools.

    Finally, I disagreed with your assessment of "at least 2TB" being an "average" for users, and gave factual information to support that disagreement. I didn't want other users to think that using 2TB of data per month was usual, because it's not. You opened this door by stating this, so if you didn't want disagreement, you shouldn't have said anything about it.

    If you come into a forum and ask for help, and spout unsupported claims along with it, you should expect to get some comments on it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Every once in a while since the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 decides it's time to download, well, I don't know what. I'm on a mobile connection, so not only makes this the internet completely unusable (sites will barely load, videos not at all,...
I just got this pc and it has windows 10 and is always running something in the background that is using all my costly wireless broadband. I had windows 7 before and never had this problem...please help.
Let me elaborate it first. I have decent internet connection with bandwidth: 35Mbps Down & 5Mbps Up. Luckily I have a connection with dedicated QOS by my ISP. Problem: Unable to utilize maximum bandwidth available to me. Note: No problem...
This may be really old news (sorry if it is) but I've not turned anything up using TenForums search facility. Have we covered or discussed this anywhere. ...
Hi, can you all recommend me a tool that will help me monitor my CPU and GPU temperature? Previously on 7 I used to use gadgets but I no longer want to use them or they cannot be used with Windows 10 either. I also want to monitor my bandwidth....
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:52.
Find Us