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As the title suggests, I'm after software that can tell me what software is using what amount of bandwidth; both network and Internet.

I want to be able to see what download speeds different software uses and also, how much of the network's bandwidth is used by different streaming software such as WMP, VLC, AirVideo etc.

This is mostly just curiosity; I don't really want to pay for it. I tried wireshark but it seemed to give me a lot of info I didn't need / understand and not what I was after.

At te bottom of uTorrent, if you click te 'speed' tab then it shows you the UL and DL speeds as a a graph. I want that but for network ad Internet and showing what's using what bandwidth.

I hope this is clear. I don't really know what I'm talking about and if it's even possible

Thanks as always
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/freemeter/

You also might be able to view the network usage in Reasource's inside of Windows 7's task manager.
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gadget for windows 7 and vista

http://addgadget.com/

its very very good
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You can use the 'Resource Monitor' in Windows to view which process is using exactly how much up/down at a given time.
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Download this
http://www.analogx.com/contents/down...etwork/nsl.htm

Install it. The installation is very straight forward – you’ll mostly just click ‘next’ and ‘ok’ a few times. Launch it by clicking Start -> All Programs -> AnalogX -> NetstatLive -> Netstat Live

Right-click anywhere in the Analog X Netstat Live window. Select Configure from the pop-up window


By default a number of the features are disabled. Click the Disabled button for the following items: Auto Minimize , Auto Start and Close Minimizes . Each one should now be set to Enabled .
Enabling it, Analog X Netstat Live will launch each time Windows starts up, but automatically minimize to your System Tray. Also, if youopen it from the tray (to check and see what your usage currently is) you can clickthe X button and it won’t actually close Netstat Live, rather it will be minimized back to your System Tray. This is important as Netstat Live must always be running, otherwise your uploads/downloads won’t be accurately tracked.


You can also disable some of the ‘other’ things that NetStat Live monitors. Right-click in the main window, select Statistics and review the items that are monitored. You will very likely want to keep Local Machine, Incoming Data, Incoming Totals, Outgoing Data and Outgoing Totals enabled. The Remote Machine , System Threads and CPU Usage can all be disabled.

Now you can track your Internet bandwidth (upload and downloads) usage. The current monthly total is displayed, along with the previous monthly total and“total since your last reboot”.
7. If you live in a multiple-computer household, all sharing the same Internet connection, make sure to install AnalogX Netstat Live on each PC (running Windows) so that you can total them up to get your ‘true’ upload and download stats.
post #6 of 7
net limiter is pretty useful too.
http://www.netlimiter.com/
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Thanks for the replies... no time now but I'll check it out at lunchtime.

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