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I am looking for a good bandwidth monitor. Have tried Google but everything is either paid for or doesn't show enough Info.

I have installed BitMeter OS and I'm using that for now but it doesn't track per program. Only total bandwidth.

I need it because I recently started using spotify and found out that it has P2P features, ISP's in my area are rubbish, best speeds are 8Mbit/s and because of that all hosts cap. My cap is 40GB down and 20GB up per month. (They are not strict with this as I am always over, but they have started sending warning letters now)

I'm afraid that using spotify might send me over. So I want to be able to track what Spotify is using then I can decide whether to keep using it or not.

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pretty sure netlimiter gives details per process -- there is a free monitor only version. But you might want the paid version where you could limit the traffic that spotify can use. http://www.netlimiter.com

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Better than Bitmeter as the only way to view data with that is via browser.

However, NetSpeedMonitor doesn't log traffic from each individual program either.

pretty sure netlimiter gives details per process -- there is a free monitor only version. But you might want the paid version where you could limit the traffic that spotify can use. http://www.netlimiter.com

This is absolutely perfect.

Got 30 day trial of Pro and its great. Have limited Spotifys upload to 5KB/s

Thanks!

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I used to use something called BWMeter back when my data plan was capped. It used to give me a breakdown of hourly usage as well, so it was great to track who was using how much and when and for what.

http://www.desksoft.com/BWMeter.htm

Doesn't seem to have changed much.

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I used to use something called BWMeter back when my data plan was capped. It used to give me a breakdown of hourly usage as well, so it was great to track who was using how much and when and for what.

http://www.desksoft.com/BWMeter.htm

Doesn't seem to have changed much.

I use http://www.softperfe...oducts/networx/ it is portable and works great. It is free :D/

Thanks for the suggestions.

Going to try those out too :)

I have been using NetLimiter suggested by BudMan but I swear its slowing my connection down. Websites load faster when I close it :wacko:

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Yup I use it too. I keep it on my thumb drive.

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Thanks for the suggestions.

Going to try those out too :)

I have been using NetLimiter suggested by BudMan but I swear its slowing my connection down. Websites load faster when I close it :wacko:

Check if it has a setting that's putting a cap on your bandwidth.

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Goretsky, which ones do you recommend?

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Hello,

I never regularly used one because I never have made use of P2P file sharing applications or been a heavy user of streaming media, but I tried out a few of the programs many years when asked and found that the ones from AnalogX, Locktime, Mitec and ReadError seemed to work well.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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you stated you were wanting to limit your spotify, etc. - so what did you limit? My guess is you put in the wrong limits? Then sure it could slow you browsing down.

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Hello,....snip....

Aryeh Goretsky

Thank you for the huge list! That must have taken some time. Its much appreciated.

you stated you were wanting to limit your spotify, etc. - so what did you limit? My guess is you put in the wrong limits? Then sure it could slow you browsing down.

Only thing I limited is spotify to 5KBs upload.

It may be all in my head, but I'm convinced that websites load quicker with it closed.

however, speedtest.net gives the same result whether NetLimiter is open or closed.

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Probably in your head in that case, although browsing speed vs downloads speeds tend to vary at times, you might get a very slow browsing speed while file downloads might be going just fine.

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If you're still looking, DU Meter on the previous page is a good tool. Used it before in the past, it's been around for a long time - and keeps very good records.

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