The main motive of writing this article is to give you a range of software by which you can keep track of the amount of data you are transferring each day (Downloading or uploading ) and also the speed because there is always a trade off between the bandwidth and the usage. some of the users like high speed internet with bounded amount of data download and some of us take the unlimited plans which in return gives you less speed at the same price. There are many tools ( Bandwidth monitoring Software ) available for this particular purpose, and help in effectively monitoring, and sometimes controlling the flow of your internet bandwidth and speed. so here are some of them listed according to your Operating system.
Bandwidth monitoring Software for Windows PC:
Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3 – This simple utility shows you how much bandwidth your network adapters are using. Upon launch, Bandwidth Monitor Pro pops up a small window showing you information regarding your average download and upload speeds, including a graph.
BitMeter –Simpler tool not much configuration to make and easy to use this monitor your download and upload speed and configure them but it requires .NET Framework. A bandwidth estimator is included. One of the most popular bandwidth monitors on internet.
Netmeter – One of the best bandwidth monitoring software that’s widely used, very efficient and also consume very less memory.
Bandwidth monitoring Software for Linux PC:
vnStat – One of the best for linux users and seems to be working from the terminal, and has quite extensive features. Read more on how to use it here.
ntop – Displays statistics in a web browser interface, can display the stats according to various criteria.
Bandwidth monitoring Software for MAC PC:
Surplus Meter – If you have a broadband internet service with a monthly download limit, you may find SurplusMeter comes in handy.
Net Monitor – Simple and up to the mark. Supports traffic logging, has a traffic calculator in-built, many graphics options included as well.
XRG – Helps in monitoring not just network bandwidth, but also memory, temperature etc. Looks like a sidebar loaded with lots of data.