View Full Version : Internet usage monitoring software

24-08-2004, 03:35 PM
Does anyone know of a good internet monitoring software tool (free or a demo) to monitor where your internet usage is going - I need to avoid being stung by a nasty jetstream bill!!!

This must be a reputable program, with no spyware, ads or other cr*p!!! :)

Thanks for yr time and help! I've searched Google and come up with these:

If anyone has used any of these and can give advice/reviews, keep us posted!

24-08-2004, 04:45 PM
Hi Geekgirl,

i tried downloading the meters that you found on google as I've just put new HD in my comp and thought I could try a different bandwidth monitor than i had before...

None of them were any good because you can't set the date range to monitor... ie from beginning to end of your billing period and their graph options are a bit over the top.

The one I used before was Down2Home. Simple and reliable, has icon in the tray and you can hover cursor over icon to get current sessions figures, also has a bar graph for days usage or numerical graph. if you don't want all sorts of flash graphs it should do you.

Can download it from Majorgeeks near the bottom of the 'monitors' page (think it's about 1mb from memory)

24-08-2004, 05:29 PM
Thanks, I'm downloading it now - hope it works ok! there seems to be alot of useful stuff on that majorgeeks site,


I like the quote at the top of one page - "Trying to get a date since 2002" - ah geek humour....where would we be without it.....

24-08-2004, 05:33 PM
unfortuntely the download worked but the installer didnt, saying it couldnt find something, etc etc, so I wont worry about it for now, i'll try again later.

thanks anyway for help and if anyones got more, post them here and i'll try them too!

24-08-2004, 06:22 PM
Sorry you had trouble installing... I run winXP pro and it worked fine,
Yeah majorgeeks like home away from home... probably why I haven't had a date since 2002 :-)

24-08-2004, 07:01 PM

Try getting the full setup from there, it probably inculudes the things that you were missing

24-08-2004, 07:03 PM
Hi Geekgirl

I use Dumeter http://www.dumeter.com
Measures uploads and downloads, has an alarm to warn when you near your limit. The only disadvantage is it measures broadcast traffic between the modem and PC which means it shows a higher usage than actually occurs.