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    Default Tracking Broadband Usage

    Hi.
    I have just started using Vodafone's Wireless Broadband Service using a Vodem.
    We are on Prepaid and have noticed that our Balance is going down fast.

    Can anyone suggest a software program ( pref free) that can log all pages downloaded each day showing their size using broadband, so we can gauge what web applications are depleting the balance. We tend to use email and Yahoo Messenger and MSN messenger, as well as downloading the occasional PDF file as well as the usual usage of viewing web pages and doing searches.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Thanks

    Seekwn( Alistair)
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    Default Re: Tracking Broadband Usage

    Don't know many that can monitor BW usage per website.

    You don't use P2P programs do you?


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    Default Re: Tracking Broadband Usage

    This program can't log the usage per page but will do, cumulative per day and the total since the last reboot.

    http://www.shaplus.com/bandwidth-meter/
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    Default Re: Tracking Broadband Usage

    I use this, works great, even if you reboot the pc, it doesnt reset the data meter. This will record everything that passes through your network interface, whether you are web surfing or copying files across a network.
    Last edited by ronyville; 21-07-2009 at 05:59 PM.
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    Default Re: Tracking Broadband Usage

    Thanks for replying. No, I do not use any P2P programs.

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    Default Re: Tracking Broadband Usage

    Viewing web pages themselves don't use much bandwidth, but is anyone going on VIdeo streaming sites such as Youtube?

    Or use the Video chat function in MSN?

    How big are the files you download?


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    Default Re: Tracking Broadband Usage

    If you want the level of detail you suggested, you can try http://www.untangle.com/ - it is free (well - there's a free version), but it is quite heavy.
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