"Monitors bandwidth usages."
Traffic monitoring tools aren’t too popular to be utilized by most casual users but they can be very helpful when an emergency arises. Bandwidth Monitor is a tool for the monitoring of traffic on your computer. Real time download and upload speeds in graphical and numerical forms are displayed along with traffic logs on all networks connections. You can also be provided with traffic reports on a daily basis. Find out in this quickie review more about Bandwidth Monitor and its features. Let’s kick it off!
With the size of the setup kit of just 2Mb, the installation of Bandwidth Monitor is quick and without any problems. It’s easy to install and it doesn’t come bundled with other programs. In terms of specs, you should know that Bandwidth Monitor doesn’t need any special requirements to run. You only need Windows installed on your computer system. Every operating system from Win 98 onwards is supported.
The interface of Bandwidth Monitor is simple and presentable. As a result, very low CPU and memory resources are genuinely consumed by Bandwidth Monitor. The interface is also intuitive and you will not have any problems monitoring the network traffic on your computer system with it. It certainly looks like this is designed with the beginning users in mind.
As reflected in its name, the main goal of the Bandwidth Monitor is to monitor the bandwidth usage on your PC. Logs of bandwidth usages are displayed and you can get the traffic reports on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. All network connections on a computer are monitored by this tool. These include LAN network connections, Internet network connections and VPN connections. Other features of Bandwidth Monitor are some very useful utilities such as a transfer rates recorder, speeds stopwatch and a bandwidth usage notification. The majority of network connections including modem, ISDN, DSL, ADSL, cable modem, Ethernet cards, wireless and VPN are supported by Bandwidth Monitor. So why would you want to monitor the traffic on your network? Well, viruses and spyware can be spotted before they do any damage. Troubleshooting the network is a very important part of this process.
This lightweight yet useful tool is perfect for traffic monitoring. There aren’t cons that stay in the way of Bandwidth Monitor. It is a tool that gets the simple job done.
There are lot of traffic monitoring tools out there. Some alternatives to Bandwidth Monitor are represented by the following tools: BWMeter, FreeMeter, NetLimiter 2 Monitor, Nethogs (Linux), NetSpeedMonitor and many more. Bandwidth Monitor is targeted primarily at the users that are beginners in the traffic monitoring and networking field. More advanced traffic monitoring tools are certainly available.
All in all, Bandwidth Monitor is a good traffic monitoring tool with some basic features that will surely help home users as well as network administrators. On the other hand, network administrators should orientate themselves into a more professional tool. Home users will love Bandwidth Monitor for its simplicity, easy of use and efficiency.
Requirements: CPU MMX 133, 32MB RAM, 5-10MB free disk space, Network card (optional)
What's new in this version: Adds features; Fixes bugs.
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