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NetSpeedMonitor Keeps Your Network Activity in the Taskbar, Shows You Bandwidth Reports On Demand

NetSpeedMonitor Keeps Your Network Activity in the Taskbar, Shows You Bandwidth Reports On Demand lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Video index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear NetSpeedMonitor Keeps Your Network Activity in the Taskbar, Shows You Bandwidth Reports On Demand Alan Henry 4/03/12 4:30am Filed to: Windows downloads Windows Utilities Networking Bandwidth Speed Internet Troubleshooting Bandwidth reports Internet speed download speed Upload Speed 37 2 Edit Promote Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Windows: If you're worried that some application may be eating into your bandwidth in the background, or just want to keep closer tabs on the bandwidth your computer is using, NetSpeedMonitor is a handy systray utility that lives in your taskbar and shows you at any given time what your actie upload and download speeds are, which applications are using your network connection, what their endpoints are, and can run daily, weekly, monthly, or annual bandwidth reports whenever you need them. Plus, it's free. Advertisement There are plenty of tools that will tap your network connection so you can keep an eye on it, but NetSpeedMonitor doesn't require additional drivers, and it integrates perfectly with Windows, running quietly in the background while you do other things. Your up/down speeds are shown in the taskbar, and you can right-click on the app at any time to see which running programs are using your connection—useful for rooting out a rogue app or some malware that's sending data even when everything else is supposed to be closed down. The app is also useful if you're worried about how much bandwdith you're using. Even though it can only report on one connection on one computer, if you do most of your browsing on that one system, it can give you an idea of how much data you're consuming every day, week, or month. NetSpeedMonitor isn't exactly new, but it is useful. Plus, it's completely free, and available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Server 2003, and Windows 7, and comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. Used it before? Have an alternative? Let us know your preferred app in the comments below. Advertisement NetSpeedMonitor | FlorianGilles.com via Tekzilla Daily Gear from Kinja Deals Bestsellers: Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Containers Breville's Smart Grinder Pro is the Coffee Grinder You Should Buy Brother's Tricked-Out HL-2380DW Laser Printer Is Back Down To $100 Reply 37 replies Leave a reply You may also like Sploid Repairing a $30,000 Tire Is an Insanely Complicated and Satisfying Experience Yesterday 1:04pm Kotaku Best Buy Employees Surprise Teen Who Visited Store Every Day To Play Smash Bros. Yesterday 2:00pm Jalopnik The Grand Tour May Be The Most Illegally Downloaded TV Show In History Yesterday 3:29pm Recent from Alan Henry 1 14 10K Lifehacker · Alan Henry Next Episode Tracks Your Favorite TV Shows, Helps You Discover Great New Ones Yesterday 7:00am 6 25 63K Lifehacker · Alan Henry Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Old Technology Saturday 8:00am 2 6 2.7K Lifehacker · Alan Henry Don't Forget! Lifehacker New York Meetup, Tonight at 7:00 PM Thursday 1:20pm Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.