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Bandwidth monitoring and control

Question: Bandwidth monitoring and control

Hi, I have a single network with wired and wireless connection. I would like to control bandwidth usage by the users because some users just download big files while others watch movies on the network.
how best and how first can I solve this?
is it possible for me to allocate bandwidth to a specific access point?
I badly want to find users who are watching movies or downloading big files and control them.
thank you

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Answer: Bandwidth monitoring and control

First caveat, there's a difference between Monitoring vs Controlling bandwidth.

That said, Paessler has good tools for monitoring. It is not clear that they also control.

They document Four Methods of Monitoring.

Download and use the 30-day free trial.

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i work at a small non-profit.

we need software or affordable hardware that can monitor the bandwidth that each computer is using and set limits for each computer, or pool of ip addresses or something..

we have a cisco layer 2 firewall, i guess that can't do it. the DHCP is being managed by a 2k3 server.. so this is proably where would have to install some software..

somethign that can be had for cheap from techsoup is a plus.
 

Answer:bandwidth monitoring / control needed.

Firewalls gnerally work at layer 3 and up.

Are you wanting to throttle bandwidth on the internal network, or throttle access to the internet?
 

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Hi,

I need to monitor my bandwidth usage (Download & Upload) of my company. My infrastructure of the company is that all the users pass to the internet from a server which has TMG Firewall installed.

Any ideas?
 

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OK, here's the scoop..

You know all those online "speed test" pages that are everywhere? Well, I need something that returns those results, but be able to run from the command line and dump the reults to a txt file.

At work, were upgrading our DSL connection and we need to be able to see if it is actually any better. So, I am hoping there is a program out there that can be run from the command prompt, connect to a speed test server and dump the results to a file.

So, long story short, I'm looking for a web-based speed test, but not web-based

Riley
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring

You don't mention which OS, but Google for tools like bing, tptest, netperf, iperf, and so on. You may also want to "man spray", but use spray carefully.
 

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Any knowledge of a good bandwith monitor that creates charts & logs. Not only does it monitor inside bandwidth and the IP address of the user that is using the bandwidth, but it also monitors the outgoing bandwidth of a data connection (ie T-1). Note: I would prefer to have a actual program that does this rather than a website.

Any Ideas? Thanks
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring

I moved this to networking for a better fit.
 

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Hi FolksI currently have 2 pc's networked to access the net. Is there a prog that I can use to monitor the bandwidth of both pc's, main sys is ethernet to router the other is wireless.Is there a way of monitoring bandwidth throught the router?Or do I have to run a bandwidth monitor prog on each sys and total them up?Cheers Dieseldog

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring

Try this siteclick here

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I'm on NTL and they are going to limit us, is there a program out there that monitors how much we are using, just to give me some idea of how near or far i am from the 1gb limit

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I'm looking for a way to monitor the bandwidth on my router. The Router model is a Linksys E2500 Dual-Band router and the CD came with no monitoring software. What I'm looking for is:
-Can display overall bandwidth usage in both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands.
-Displays usage of bandwidth of connected devices on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands.
-Shows devices connected to router at the given time.

I'm hoping there is a free program or Windows Sidebar Gadget that can do these tasks so I can monitor bandwidth and see what is going on amongst my network.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring

hi
there are lots of different programs out there to monitor my favorite is Axence NetTools 4.0 Pro http://www.axencesoftware.com/Download/NetTools.exe

Axence Software - Network Monitoring, Network Mapping & Application Monitoring- NetTools Pro






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NetTools is a free and comprehensive set of host monitoring, network scanning, security and administration tools, all with a highly intuitive user interface.

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I've seen some threads in the past about this but none of them have been helpful to me. I have a Cisco asa5505 and was wanting to monitor how much bandwidth i'm a month, my ISP doesn't have any caps but i was more or less wanting to monitor and see how much i really use.

I've seen netflow mentioned for it but i have never been able to get it working if thats even the right thing to be using. Any links or tut's would be helpful
 

Answer:Bandwidth monitoring

You use SNMP to monitor total traffic across an interface; netflow will tell you what was going across the interface at a given time.

Cacti is great for simple SNMP monitoring, but I've yet to find a free netflow collector that worked well. Ntop is the closest thing, but all data is lost if it restarts. We use Solarwinds at work - works very well.
 

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I need a freeware application that I can install on a Server or any other system to actually monitor the amount of Internet traffic any system connected to my network is pushing or pulling everyday.

Men!! My neck is hanging on this. Please.
 

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I'm trying to find a program that is using up bandwidth on a PC that uses a 4G connection to talk to the world. I have found bandwidth monitoring software that will tell me how much data is being used and what program is using it but the suspect I'm looking
for is using svchost.exe to connect which get's logged as a generic host name so I don't know what to shutdown. 
I've binged the question a few times but I'm not sure how to word it so I always end up back at the beginning again. I just need a simple (free) program that I can run locally to log these connections while I'm away. And it needs to log DNS and/or IP connections.
Can anyone help point me in the right direction?
 

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Can any one recommend a free bandwidth monitor that works with Win 7? Always used NetMeter in the past, but it doesn't work in 7.
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring

Did you get an error saying 'Nothing to monitor'? It installed just fine, supposed to work with Vista so by extension W7.
 

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Hi I am looking for software for Vista 64 for internet download bandwidth monitoring

I have Tautology Bandwidthmeter

Tautology Bandwidth Meter - Internet Traffic Usage Monitor

and Netmeter

Net Meter - LAN Net Meter, WAN Net Meter, Broadband Meter, Broadband Usage Meter

allready

obviously programmes Vista 64 compatible would be idea, but Vista 32 compatability or even just XP compatability would be okay as a lot of stuff will run in Vista 64 that was designed for Vista 32 or XP.

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer

Answer:Internet Bandwidth Monitoring

Hello Adrian Wainer,

Do the two programs you listed not work for you, or are you just looking for a different kind? There are a lot to choose from which I found on Google, but I'm not sure exactly what you need that the two you listed don't have. Look at this search: bandwidth monitor - Google Search. If these are not what you are looking for, can you specify exactly what you are looking for in a bandwidth monitor?

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Hi. I am looking for some software to install on my home network (whether it be installed on router or all computers) that will help me monitor my network and limit how much can be Downloaded in a 24-hour period everyday. I have 4 computers that use my network.I have satellite internet, so, all users who use the same internet as me go through the same satellite in space and share the bandwidth. So, my ISP uses FAP (fair access policy) which limits downloading 200MB (every 24 hour period) per day to my network.We have been going past this limit quite seldom and so now i am looking for some software which will both monitor and control how much bandwidth can be Downloaded each day. I found some useful software like this called Networx but it only monitors, not control. I need the software to like disable internet connection upon a download limit set by the program [example], or something like that. I think you get my drift, thanks in advance!~Desion

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Hey all,

My broadband supplier has a limit on the amount we can download and upload. The only way to find out if we have gone over the limit is when they send us an email saying so.

What i'm asking for, is if there is a program which will monitor how much you have downloaded/uploaded since your PC has been turned on, and log it somewhere.

Needs to included ANYTHING pulled off the internet, including bad-packets and msn-like programs.

Thanks

Answer:Monitoring Bandwidth usage

You should just switch to Roadrunner

Just out of curiousity, who is your supplier?

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Ok, basically what i'm querying the forum for some sort of semi-simplistic "utility" that works sort of on the terms of an agent/server relationship that monitors a group of machines in realtime to determine how much bandwidth each individual machine is currently using.

In other words, from the central server, I'd like to be able to see who the fsck has a damn HIDDEN KAZAA running on one of the 40 machines here and sucking up the entire fscking net-cafe's bandwidth so that no other user can even check their damn e-mail without wondering if the cafe network is being shared on a 28.8 modem... Anyway I'd like to mitigate this horrific issue that is happening more and more often lately as soon as possible.

I realize I can see "what programs" are running with other methods such as thru SMB queries but this is inefficient in that, if the "user/jerk" is "advanced" enough they can hide bandwidth hogging malicious utilities so that they don't show up under normal circumstances. Therefore, being able to see how much BANDWIDTH a particular system is using in realtime could allow me to simply SHUT the damn thing off if I cannot immediately remedy the problem.

the users must not be able to see the "agent" that monitors the bandwidth (so they cannot terminate it). Any useful suggestions?

-me
 

Answer:Realtime Bandwidth Monitoring

First off, to block the KaZaa problem, just block the KaZaa subnet.... Then unplug your network for a second (KaZaa loses it's connection) then restart the network (plug the hub back in) and there ya go, no more KaZaa problem, blocking ports is useless since it can use 80 and other stuff

Second off, why don't you just limit the bandwidth each machine can use? They can't go over 100 kb or a limit like that....

Third off, if you have a router/firewall between the 40 boxes and a the hubs/cable modem/what have you why don't you just run the software on that machine (if you find some)
 

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Hi Guys,
 
Good day,
 
I don't know where to post this exactly, so i want to apologize if its in the wrong section.
 
I just want to ask if you can recommend a free bandwidth monitoring software like Solarwinds.
 
Thank you. 

Answer:Looking for Free Bandwidth Monitoring

Look here. http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfind.php?st=bandwidth+monitoring&action=s&ref=2&search=Find+it&lc=1

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I was wondering if there is an appliance or something similar that will basically tell me real-time what IP address is using the most bandwidth.

We have an office, with about 75 computers on this network. It's an SDI connection (basically chained T1s) that is very fast in general but one user or computer can basically bring everyone else to a crawl.

We have a Cisco ASA5510 with Security Plus firewall.

Off of the firewall we have a Barracuda WebFilter 310 and a Sonicwall VPN2000.

The Barracuda is set up so users have to log in to access http and https. I can monitor bandwidth through this but it seems when something is bringing the network down it's not one of the users, it's a stray machine doing Windows updates or someone doing an FTP. This type of traffic is not included in Barracuda's reports.

Today the internet slowed to a crawl and it took me 20 minutes to find the culprit, a computer in a conference room that was rarely used was left on and was downloading years of Windows updates.

If I could have found the IP address I could have located the culprit immediately.

Is there a box I can install between my firewall and main switch that will tell me bandwidth usage by IP? Or can I somehow get the ASA to export logs and use some program to see the current usage?

I also have a Watchguard Firebox X550E that's not being used from our secondary network. It's fully loaded with all of the security features too. I haven&#... Read more

Answer:Bandwidth monitoring by IP for whole network

PFsense has an add-on called badwidth that works well to track usage based on IP.

My question is this, don't you use a WSUS server, and, have a GPO configured to use the WSUS?

How about QOS, don't you prioritize the traffic with that many users?
 

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Hi all, I hope someone can help.I wish to monitor my bandwidth usage as my ISP has recently imposed restrictions on my broadband. I don't currently know how much I use as I have various systems connected to my router. A year or 2 ago I downloaded a program which monitored the bandwidth usage on the router which was really useful as it took into account all the systems connected.Most of the ones I've seen only monitor single system activity.So can anyone help me out identifying a program which can tell me how much I've used? I can't find the program I used in the past which was perfect for what I require now.ThanksChris

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring on Router

try this click here hopefully it shoud work with all the traffic.

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Over the last few months the speed of our Internet has dropped drastically. I am trying to figure out what it is using our bandwidth up internally. Any suggestions? Paid is fine, and Windows-compatible would be necessary.
 

Answer:Bandwidth monitoring tools

how many switches do you have?

If its only a few you could use SNMP on the switches to see what port is using the bandwidth
 

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Hi, im getting very annoyed sometimes when a certain family member takes up all of the bandwidth with their laptop or phone so im looking for a program that will let me see the download/upload speeds of devices connected to the network so i can yell at that person to stop or maybe a program that even lets me throttle their speeds to reasonable levels. My modem config page doesnt offer anything regarding bandwidth. It would be great if there was some kind of software that i can install on their PC and then log into some kind of web interface that lets me see the speeds or maybe even throttle them. Anyone know of something like this? Thanks

Answer:Looking for a bandwidth monitoring software

Networx will monitor internet usage rates. I just use it for myself but it appears it also can monitor individual users. I don't know of anything that can be used to throttle usage unless your router provides that feature.

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Hi,
Can u plz tell me about a program that can tell me what processes are using my bandwidth and tells me exactly how much they sent and received....
Thanx.....
 

Answer:Monitoring processes using my bandwidth

First things first... If you don't have free Malwarebytes, Glary Utilities and a decent free antivirus, get these and scan your computer. Tell us a little about your computer and the operating system
 

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Hey guys, I'm looking for suggestions for monitoring bandwidth on my home network. Specifically, monitoring usage by device.

We use a ton of bandwidth for various things from streaming to game consoles etc, and with so many connected devices it's tough to nail down the devices consuming the most. I want to monitor all devices on my network to figure out where changes needed to be made. A way to limit bandwidth by device would be nice as well

I'm assuming the most obvious method would be an alternative firmware on the router. I have several routers at my disposal - Netgear R7000, R8000P, and R7800. I'd prefer to stick with stock firmware, but if an alternative firmware is the only way, I'm up for it.

I'm open for any suggestions at this point, I just need a way get this under control, and keep it that way.

Thanks!
 

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Hello,

I am after a program to monitor my bandwidth usage on my computer, also showing which process (other programs) use how much, etc.
I have Googled it and obviously came up with lots of results but anyway I'm wondering if anyone here can recommend me a good program for this .

Thanks
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring software

close? http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/nsl.htm
 

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Hiya!

Which app. do you prefer or experienced for a best result for monitoring workstations in LAN for bandwidth usage?
Is there an app. for restricting and alerting? I've been looking, but can't seem to find one that has full explanation...
Thanks for future help!
 

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trying to get software that i can install on one machine connected to a non-managed switch to see bandwidth on all ports and perhaps do some logging. any ideas?
 

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Hi all ,

I need a tool that monitoring my downloads and let me know how much i downloaded per day

at ?Torrent it's easy to know that but at IDM i can't find any way to monitor my downloads and knew how much i download per day/month

Thanks and wish that you can help me

Answer:Download/Bandwidth Monitoring

How To Monitor Your Internet Bandwidth Using BitMeter OS

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I have a DIR-655 (dlink model) router, and I'm trying to find a feature/setting that allows bandwidth monitoring for all hosts on the network, as my roommate is accusing me of going over our monthly limit. Having no proof of who downloaded what, it's pretty much his word against mine as of now.

I tried flashing the firmware with DD-WRT, because I know it has monitoring software. Unfortunately, my particular router is not supported..

Anybody know of firmware similar to DD-WRT that may be compatible with this model?

If not, anybody know of settings that Dlink supports that would help monitor bandwidth usage on the network in some sort of graph/statistics.

The only way I can provfe my roommate is downloading is if I go into the Internet Sessions and the page goes on and on, with his IP being blatantly there and his ports are ranging from 50000-60000. But screenshotting all of that with date/time stamps is tedious. I need something more presentable, like a graph.

Best Regards
 

Answer:Help monitoring bandwidth on router

port range blocking for torrenting

A week later guys and nothing?

I'm not trying to spam or anything. I just need to resolve this issue asap.
Maybe if I can't upload firmware to the router, anybody have any ideas on how to effectively block the ports for torrenting.

I know my roommate uses ports TCP that vary from 40-50,000, on his host. But the router only restricts ports based on IP addresses that are based remotely.

Would I have to find out certain torrenting trackers' IP addresses and block them that way?
 

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Is anyone aware of a freeware program that can track network traffic, to the extent of showing me the current up/down rates that a network-attached computer/device is using? I can install w/e is needed on the computer I'm concerned with. Currently, I'm using Wireshark, but it does little more than monitor my own network traffic, from what I've seen.
 

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Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone had an opinion about which bandwidth monitor to use.

A few options I was considering were: NetLimiter, NetMeter, NetWorx, DU Meter, DU Super Controller.
 

Answer:Best bandwidth monitoring tool?

I use NetMeter, but try them all and see which one you like.
 

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Can anyone please advise the best and easiest way to monitor my networks internet bandwidth?

What I want to try and achieve is a way of monitoring individuals bandwidth on the 'net so I can see who is causing the biggest problem.

Many thanks
 

Answer:Client bandwidth monitoring

Can anyone please advise the best and easiest way to monitor my networks internet bandwidth?Click to expand...

Don't know how anybody could guess the best and easiest way w/o knowing about your equipment, budget and how much detail you want. For me, if I wanted to do so, the best and easiest would be to look at the display on my Belkin N1 Vision.
 

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What do you all use to monitor your network usage? I'm running a SBS server and wanting to view the bandwidth usage to make sure there is enough to supply people pulling/putting from the server.
 

Answer:Bandwidth performance monitoring

Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG)
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/
 

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Hi guys,
my Smoothwall died tonight (rip smoothie) so im back to using an old wrt54g. Im looking for a replacement router that can monitor daily/week/month bandwidth for my internet connection. I would install ddwrt on my linksys however it only gives me a total for the entire router and I'd like to have it tell me per IP.
So does anyone know of a consumer router that can monitor bandwidth like that, or do i need to just pull the trigger and build another smootwall.

Thanks
 

Answer:Router Bandwidth Monitoring

Tomato does that. I use it all the time, its very nice.
 

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I'm currently having some bandwidth issues at work and haven't been able to track down what machine (read: user) is the problem.

Can anyone suggest an app that I can stick on a machine with two network cards sitting between my router and switches? I've got an extra Windows box sitting here but Linux apps are fine, I'll have my assistant reinstall if necessary. Graphs aren't necessary but would be nice. All I'm really looking for is a table of IP addresses and how much data they've transfered over the past 24 hours (or some other reasonable period). Web accessible reporting would also be nice but is not required.
 

Answer:Bandwidth monitoring for network

It's not quite what you're looking for out of the box (but close), but Cacti will do most of those things and is pretty easy to set up. You don't even need two NICs.
 

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I'm looking for an Internet bandwidth monitor that could generate reports for each user on our domain to see how much bandwidth is being utilized. I'm trying to locate the Internet abusers. I tried dozens of software, but all of them were only able to log each website visited. Any insight would be greatly appeciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring on a domain

I would be interested in this as well. My desire isn't for professional use, I just want to be able to figure out which one of my roommates is ruining my games when I play Team Fortress. pings jumping from 45 to 800 = the suck! Bad room mates bad!
 

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Hey guys, Im running into issues with Comcast and want to monitor my bandwidth reliability and easily. I see lots out there, the thing is I use Netflix and Xbox 360/PS3 on occasion so Id like it to capture that data stream as well. Any lighter weight monitors you could suggest that would do this?

If its not possible, could you still give some suggestions for software to use
Thanks!
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring software?

can you track it through your modem? some have that ability built in
 

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Can anyone recommend what I can do to monitor the bandwidth on my companies network
thx
 

Answer:Network bandwidth monitoring.

Techx said:



Can anyone recommend what I can do to monitor the bandwidth on my companies network
thxClick to expand...

Can you be more precise as to what and why you want to monitor bandwidth? A budget would be helpful as well.
 

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I know this has been asked to death, but I need this program. What I am looking for, is to monitor my CSS server I have and need to know exactly how much bandwidth is being used. I have read all the "This is how much it takes" on all the CSS websites but I want to see first hand on a 12 man server. Plus I need to see how much bandwidth my brother is using with his Torrent usage.

I am not Linux savey, so its out of the question. But if it the best way to go, I guess I will have to learn.
 

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

Ahh the Power of Google
Simple Search for Bandwidth Monitoring Program
http://www.filesland.com/software/bandwidth-monitoring.html
here's a tun of them
 

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Hey,

This prob is a newbie question, but here it is nonetheless. I currently live in a student house with 5 other people for university. We just got our DSL internet service and we are using the Netgear Rangemax Wireless router.

We do have a download cap on our internet service. As a result, I just wanted to know if there is a way to monitor the individual bandwidth usage of the 5 people on the wireless network? It's pretty much to make sure no one is excessivley going overboard in terms of downloading/uploading.

Any software that will do this? Or can it be monitored within the Netgear default gateway page itself?

Thanks
 

Answer:Network Bandwidth Monitoring

You'll actually need a separate machine as a gateway to monitor this. It requires more intelligence than a simple router has.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to (personally) figure out how much bandwidth is needed/used when a group of us were I work use Adobe Connect Pro for online meetings. I need a nice robust network monitoring program that will show me what kind of bandwidth spikes a few of us receive during our online meetings.

We've been having lag issues with the program as well as users being dropped during packed sessions.
 

Answer:Need a good bandwidth monitoring tool.

Resource Monitor if you're on Windows 7, Reliability and Performance Monitor if you're on Vista, some 3rd party program if you're on any.
 

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I am looking for some bandwidth monitoring software.
I have a limited-download account, and seem to keep hitting my limit before the month is out.
Does anyone know of some decent software to let me keep a check on how much I have downloaded, and maybe when/what program/what website ?
I have looked round Google, but found nothing that meets my needs while also looking trustable, with a usable interface.
 

Answer:Solved: Looking for bandwidth Monitoring Software

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Hi all,

I work as a voice and data consultant and we often need to know what the bandwidth utilization of our clients are, however getting this information from the service providers is often difficult and takes awhile.

My question to all of you is, do you know of any good bandwidth-monitoring tool? What we would like to do is have something installed on a laptop that we could take to our client’s location and set up that would generate some utilization charts.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

Answer:Good bandwidth monitoring tool?

What kind of utilization do you want? Throughput? Protocol distribution?
This will dictate what you need to get.

You should be able to get a RMON probe to get most of the info.

Sniffers also will be able to get that information for you.

A free one is Ethereal.

Commercial ones includes Network General Sniffer, Wildpackets Etherpeek, Eeye Iris.
 

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Currently our family is on a 30GB bandwidth plan. After going over the limit last month (and thus being charged extra), I investigated what the cause was and all signs so far point to my sister on her laptop. Is there any way for me (being on the same network) to monitor how much of the bandwidth usage is hers?
 

Answer:Solved: Bandwidth monitoring question.

you either need a monitor in the router/modem OR you have to load a software on the PC
I use bitmeter http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,67181-order,1-page,1/description.html for clients with a bandwidth limit
 

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Does anyone know of an accurate monitoring tool that can tell me the number of bytes sent and received over the internet - preferably free? The Seven Network Status Window shows this for the current session but I'm not sure how accurate this is. Does any know?

Answer:Bandwidth Monitoring-bytes sent/received

I use Rainmeter with the Ioxx skin: http://albinozz.deviantart.com/art/Ioxx-Pack-131513476

It shows in bytes correctly. Of course, this only measures data from your computer and not the router.

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Hey guys,

I have 5 computers at home sharing a DSL Internet connection. Each computer is used by a different person. My DSL has very low bandwidth to the point where if, for example, any of the 5 computers is downloading a music album using bittorrent the Internet slows down to a crawl on ALL computers. It feels like I'm dial-up again and it's really frustrating trying to get work done.

Now I understand that this is probably not a problem that can be remedied without switching to faster ISP but I have constantly told everyone to be considerate of everyone else and not to download anything using bittorrent. But of course no one listens and I find myself constantly playing detective trying to figure out who is using bittorrent. Its become very annoying.

So my question is, do you guys know of a basic bandwidth monitoring program that will be display the bandwidth usage of all 5 computers? I've tried a few but they either only monitor the bandwidth of my own computer or they are too complicated where a server is required. Again, it doesn't have to be too advanced, just enough to tell me who the culprit is so that I can unplug them from the router

Thanks a lot and hope you guys can help
 

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On my previous computer, I used a bandwidth monitoring program called Networx. However, that computer later developed a crippling problem (the main hard drive locking up at random, unpredictable intervals). I had the computer tested, and the problem couldn't be identified, except that the hard drive was apparently not the issue. To this day, the issue still hasn't been identified.

I can't rule out Networx as a possible cause, as it apparently installs a driver during installation, and I have read posts here on TenForums that state that this driver may have caused computer crashes. But I need a good bandwidth monitoring program for my new computer that allows me to tell how much bandwidth I have used in a particular time period (my ISP takes three days to update my bandwidth usage information).

It turns out that there is also a portable version of Networx, which I downloaded and ran (on my new computer), before deciding that this was an unwise decision. Now, I'm afraid that even running it might have installed a dangerous driver, even though the program itself didn't have to install. I quickly deleted it, but the damage may have already been done. Is it possible that it did install a driver without my knowledge?

Does anyone know a good, safe bandwidth monitoring program, especially one that doesn't install drivers and hasn't been associated with computer crashes?

Answer:Safe bandwidth monitoring program?

I've been using Networx on two Win10 PC's with no issues whatsoever, however the latest version is no longer free, when updating it converts to a 30 day trial, bit of a sneaky way of doing it IMO, cost $29 per year for a 5PC licence.
Haven't decided on or if any replacement yet as can monitor usage through router anyway.

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Is there a piece of software or hardware that would allow you to monitor 300+ PC's on an AD network in terms of bandwidth usage?

He was concerned with the speeds he was able to get with his bonded T1's being far below the 3Mb/s speed he should be able to achieve. When he disconects his network from the IAD ( Adtran device) and hooks up a laptop directly to it, he is able to max out the 3Mb/s connection.
 

Answer:Help me help my professor - domain bandwidth monitoring?

You should be able to look on your firewall to see which IPs are consuming bandwidth. You'd haved to look around but their are also various utilities you can install on a server and set up a switch port for promiscuous mode to forward all traffic to it for analyzation.
 

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Can anyone please recommend a freeware programme that will monitor how much I download off the internet each month? I'm just about to sign up to Virgin with a 3GB limit, so I'd like to keep an eye on how much I use. Thanks.

Answer:Monitoring monthly download bandwidth

i use down2home which i found posted on this site a while back but cant remember where from, a google search might be of help for it.johnny

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Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and I have a small home network with 6 desktops and 3 laptops. Id like to keep an eye on bandwidth each PC is using, espeically games. It's family use so I simply dont want a commercial software, freeware are appreciated.

I know I can google, but It gives so many suggestions and they take time to try one by one. I just want you guys tell me your experiences. So,whats the best software for monitoring network traffic?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Monitoring bandwidth utilization of network

There are free tools available from:
http://www.solarwinds.com/downloads/

Solarwinds is widely used by network admins.
 

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Hey. Is there any free software tools out there that would allow you to view internet traffic moving thru each local IP address on your wireless system? Or how about something that will allow you to throttle traffic thru a particular local IP address?

I have 6 connections going thru my router and want to view which connections bandwidth usage.

Thanks.
 

Answer:local IP bandwidth throttling/monitoring

IP Cop is a Linux based router that has the capabilities your looking for. It runs on a computer with 2 or more network controllers in it. It would replace whatever your currently using for a router.

I ran one here for about 3 years and liked it very much. It has a lot of management features. It only requires a basic computer. I ran mine on a P-III at 1000mhz with 512 of RAM and it performed very well. The only reason I stopped using it was because I needed to setup a VPN and a Linksys router with a DD-WRT flash was much easier to setup.
 

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We've had a large spike in bandwidth usage over the past couple of months and I'm trying to find some software that will report bandwidth statistics for each workstation in our network.

Is there a good solution that doesn't require software to be installed on each machine?
 

Answer:Internet bandwidth monitoring across whole network?

Are you using a managed switch? If so, you should be able to hook to a monitor port and dump the data you need.

You can then run Snort (or a similar tool) and do analysis.
 

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Hi,
Can u plz tell me about a program that can tell me what processes are using my bandwidth and tells me exactly how much they sent and received....
Thanx.....
 

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I work for a mine that runs a point to point wireless system. We have about 50 repeaters covering the entire site. Sometimes we have an access point get shutdown because of it being blasted by with packets by a piece of equipment. What I would like to find, hoping there is such a tool, is something that could tell us were these flood of packets are coming from. Right now we play a guessing game as to where the problem lies. Whether or not it is an antenna, cable or router issue. If you have any questions please ask so I can refine the question.
 

Answer:Need help finding a tool for monitoring bandwidth

Hi there have you tried using something like Wireshark which can be downloaded, it's a Network Protocol Analyser which will help you find out where the packets are coming from, it's free too, not too sure we have it listed in MG though !
Yeah my mistake here is the link http://www.majorgeeks.com/Wireshark_d4449.html !

Good Luck
Rusty
 

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My ISP's Data cap is only 100 gigabytes a month. Our household can blow through that pretty quickly. I have questions.

Is there a router that will (or will dd-wrt) allow me to monitor bandwidth usage on a per device basis?
If so is it possible to set data/download caps for individual devices accessing the router?

As in once they reach their daily/weekly/monthly download cap that I set, the router cuts the devices network connection off.

If not per device what about an ip range? As in capping the data usage of a netflix connection.

Is there any router or custom firmwear that can do this? I didnt have much luck trying to google for my answer because I guess its a pretty specific question.

Thank you for any help offered!
 

Answer:Data caps, Bandwidth monitoring, and more questions.

I don't think DD-WRT has quite the features you are looking for when it comes to this. I might be able to do it, but it's probably some stupidly complex command line config that works like crap anyway.

However, I bet something like pfSense can do what you want, probably just have to setup the squid proxy and it has all sorts of bandwidth monitoring/shaping options.

I not all that familiar with pfSense myself, though, so I can't say for sure. I know more than a few guys that post here are huge pfSense fans, so they can probably confirm.
 

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Is there any sort of monitoring tool that can monitor the bandwidth usage per IP/MAC?

There has been a few times where these would have come in handy in spotting workstations that have a worm/trojan on them, as well as those employees who d/l midget porn all night long on company resources.
 

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I am running a DSL connection for a family of eight. We are running quite a heavy load on our poor new DSL line...

Right now for bandwidth monitoring, I am using netstats live from www.analogx.com but it's cludgy to say the least. Is there any program that allows me to install it onto client computers, and monitor bandwidth from each system in/out on other systems? I.E. run a window on my workstation that shows the bandwidth usage on each system and aggregates. If it can seperate LAN traffic from WAN traffic that would be even better. BTW we all run windows 2000 professional.

I can *NOT* spend money on new hardware right now, so it has to be a software solution. we are running a D link DI-614+ which does not have bandwidth monitor features, but other then that it is quite good enough for what we need. I do not know any *nix well enough to run that for a router, and do not want to anyway. I like the D link until I can get something better.
 

Answer:multi system software bandwidth monitoring?

google for something called prtg - install that on the box that you want to monitor from. then, install snmp on each of your 2k boxes. setup sensors using the lan ip addresses of all your boxes ... hey presto. you can tweak the refresh times too if you like.
 

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Hi my friends!
If you know Network bandwidth monitoring Free software please tell me. Currently i use "Networx" its actually good software. But the problem is it eat lots of Ram capacity (2,200K -Averagely), my Internet security software also not eat that much ram capacity.
So If you know or If you already use that type of Good lower ram eating software please inform to me.

Look at this screen shot!

Answer:What are the Free Network bandwidth monitoring Software's?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee


Hi my friends!
If you know Network bandwidth monitoring Free software please tell me. Currently i use "Networx" its actually good software. But the problem is it eat lots of Ram capacity (2,200K -Averagely), my Internet security software also not eat that much ram capacity.
So If you know or If you already use that type of Good lower ram eating software please inform to me.

Look at this screen shot!





First that is nothing in terms of ram. You need to click the show processes from all users and you will see many things that use more. how much ram do you have anyway????
Currently my firefox alone is using 25 times that much ram, my network monitoring tools 100 Megs, and those are the small ones
Ken J

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Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that would monitor bandwidth speeds/amount transferred by port. I've been getting some rather odd bandwidth amounts after going to sleep at night without anything queued to download. Ie. Last night I managed to download 2.5gb of god knows what while I was sleeping I have no idea what was downloaded nor what ports were in use. Thanks.
 

Answer:Port Specific Bandwidth Monitoring - Linux

you can use netstat -an to look at current connections by port and ip (but ignore the unix sockets, as they are just part of X.
 

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NetWorx is a simple and free, yet powerful tool that helps you objectively evaluate your bandwidth situation. You can use it to collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connection. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of Trojan horses and hacker attacks.

The program allows you to monitor all your network connections or a specific network connection (such as Ethernet or PPP) only. The software also features a system of highly customizable visual and sound alerts. You can set it up to alert you when the network connection is down or when some suspicious activity, such as unusually heavy data flow, occurs. It can also automatically disconnect all dialup connections and shut down the system.

The incoming and outgoing traffic is represented on a line chart and logged to a file, so that you can always view statistics about your daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration. The reports can be exported to a variety of formats, such as HTML, MS Word and Excel, for further analysis.

Key Features

- Clear graphic and/or numeric display.
- Usage reports with export to a variety of file formats, including Excel, MS Word and HTML.
- Permits close supervision of uploads and downloads.
- Works with dial-up, ISDN, cable modems, ADSL, Ethernet cards... Read more

Answer:NetWorx v5.2.7 – Free Bandwidth Monitoring and Usage Reporting

RE: NetWorx ? Free Bandwidth Monitoring and Usage Reporting

Just what I neeed, thanks for the linky! + rep
 

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I was wondering if somebody could refer me to some good programs that let me monitor the incoming and outgoing bandwidth of 4 computers on my home network. We have a D-link router and all machines using windows xp. I want to be able to see which computers are using what ammount of downstream from our cable modem. I've google searched so many programs but there are so many, i can't seem to find one that does just that. monitoring is mainly what im looking for, hey if the same software can control it as well, that's fine too. if not, no prob. please help. thanks
 

Answer:Good program for monitoring home network bandwidth of 4 computers using XP, help

I use Cacti at home and at work. It runs on Linux/BSD or Windows.

Edit - I just read your second post. Although I haven't used it in several years I think that NetStat Live will do what you want but you would have to use it on each PC.

I don't think a DLink router will give you real-time stats.
 

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Question: Bandwidth Control

I own a net cafe.It has 24 systems assigned with static ip from 192.168.1.101 - 192.168.1.124.Ther are 4 dsl lines eich connected to a Tplink TD8816 router and all four routers are connected to tplink tl-r470t+ load balancer which is in turn connected to dlink 24 port switch the total network speed is 16Mbps which is around 2 MBps when a customer uses download manager in 1 cabin he takes up all available bandwidth.Is there any way to limit the download speed to 3 Mbps ie 400KBps to all systems
 

Answer:Bandwidth Control

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Question: Bandwidth Control

I run a small network at home for me and a couple of friends. My PC runs Windows 2000 Professional and uses the built-in Internet Connection Sharing functionality to allow the other people to access the net, using 64k or 128k ISDN.

Normally this arrangement works fine, except when one of the other people in the house decides to kick off a significant download of mail / news / web pages etc while I'm playing an online game (usually EverQuest). This sucks up the bandwidth, causing me massive lag and packet loss and, unless I unplug them from the hub, disconnection from the game server. Using channel bonding helps but isn't really a long-term solution as their use increases to match bandwidth provided. I also still distrust ADSL as a solution at this time.

My question is that is there any software (third party will do) that can be installed that will limit the amount of bandwidth available per user, perhaps assigned on an IP number basis?

I have an unused Pentium Pro box on which Linux could be installed if that OS can provide a solution.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
 

Answer:Bandwidth Control

Don't use ICS if you can help it. If you have an external ISDN modem you can use a hub/switch setup and use the ISDN as a gateway.
 

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Question: Bandwidth Control

I am going to take 1.5 MB Internet connection and then I will share this in my building. I don't want that some from my building start downloading and eat all bandwidth due to that other will have problem. So what I was asking is there anyway like any router or modem which can through MAC or IP control bandwidth . How can I do that. Kindly help me on that.
 

Answer:Bandwidth Control

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Question: Control bandwidth

Hi all
I have a internet connection of just 128kb/s and we have 3 pc's at home i want to connect them all using a switch but mi question is can i control the bandwidth flow from my pc it has just WinXp it's not a server a also know that if 1 port of the switch is 128kb/s all ports are 128/s are must be,but this is't not all that. :bounce:
 

Answer:Control bandwidth

no... every pc you plug in a 128Kb/s modem, each pc took CHUNK of them and use for nothing, except the auto-update and the IE, the ping for the game will be very bad, will get worst each pc connect to router...

FYI... SWITCH WILL NOT WORK WITH THE MODEM, USE THE ROUTER. Router is for the internet connection and file sharing (or gaming), the switch is used for file sharing/printing and gaming, not the internet.
 

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OS: Windows 7
Antivirus: ME
 
I'm searching for parental contorl and advanced monitoring features.
It is desirable that the program is free, but not necessarily

Answer:Monitoring program for PC (to control my kid)

Hi TeamNails One of the best and most recommended parental control program is K9 Web Protection.http://www1.k9webprotection.com/For home usage it's free and it's suited for parents that want to monitor their kid's activity online and also restrict them.

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I am looking for a program which i can use to set bandwidth limit per day. For example, i want to set the program to notify my or disconnect me from internet when i reach 200mb limit.

Is there program that can do this?
 

Answer:Program for bandwidth control?

theres a monitor i use - called bitmeter
and you can set a ISP restriction, never used myself

you can set the limit and then set an alert at % of that limit

Also it has alerts you can setup

bitmeter II
http://codebox.org.uk/pages/bitmeter2
 

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I work at a company where employes abuse of the right to have Internet.

We are going to implement a file server and router on a brand new, powerfull, Windows 2003 server PC.
Linux is not an option since I'm no expert.

My question is, if the PC handles the connections to Internet (working as the router), can I, with some program that works in that PC, asign a maximun of bandwitdh usage, allow only say port 25, 80, BY IP?

Let's say that John uses Internet to manage his personal website via FTP (some guy here actually DOES that!).
Can I allow him to use only port 80 and at a certain download maximun (say 2 KBytes /second)?

Any programs I should get, please list them.

Thanks a lot !!!
 

Answer:How can I control what ppl use Inet bandwidth for in my LAN?

If you have not purchased your server yet...and wish to learn a bit more...you can get Small Business Server Premium..and utilize ISA2004 that comes as a component of it. Decent learning curve.
 

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Hi everyone,
I've been using a program called Bandwidth Manager for years with Windows XP to control the bandwidth going to the network users from the Internet.

I moved to Windows Vista a few weeks ago. Problem is that the program doesn't support it. So i tried different other programs, they all are very bad, or simply doesn't work with the setup i have, which is an ADSL Modem (USB), Internet Connection Sharing, and an NIC.

In BWM i simply create a rule, choose the NIC i want to control, specify the MAC of the Source and Destination, and then the speed.

All the programs i've tried failed because of the Source and Destination problem. When i create the rule, for each user i make 2 rules actually, one Download and one Upload. The Download is simply controlled by specifying the Source as ALL, and the Destination as the user's MAC, that's because the NIC is facing the LAN. The Upload is Vice Versa. Nearly all the programs i've tried either combine the Upload and Download rules, or just force me to choose weird naming for the NICs which results in a complete failure to control the packet the way i want.

Do you guys have any suggestions on which program is simple enough to meet the purpose i want please?

Thanks.
 

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I have two computers connected (wired) to a wireless router and was wondering if theres a way to control the internet bandwidth on one computer using the other?
 

Answer:Is there a way to control internet bandwidth?

Due to length, that showed up as "is there a way to control internet?" And I was totally getting it in the voice of that crack doctor from The Simpsons.

Whether or not you can do this really depends on what your network looks like. If you have a DSL/Cable modem hooked up to a wireless hub along with your PCs, you can't really do that without setting up a local bandwidth limit and altering it remotely (via the usual means of remote computer control, or if you find a program with stuff built in). It's easier to do on the router / gateway server level.

If you're using a specific program on one that consumes a lot of bandwidth (bittorrent) then that program may have built in limiting.
 

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Hello community!

I would like a recommendation of any program that allows controlling or at least monitoring the use of a computer, preferably free. e.g: a program that somehow allows to block the use of the computer after a certain time has elapsed, or at least that indicates with a notification that a certain time of use has been fulfilled.

Thanks!

Answer:Program to control/monitoring the use of a computer

Windows has had a feature for this built into Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and now it's in or available in Windows 10. It's called Parental Controls, just do a search on your pc for it.
I'm not sure of the monitoring features portion of it, but you can control when the pc can be used by each user, what software they can use, what website's Microsoft web browsers can go to and what games can be played by them. You can also configure the times for everything (I/e: User A; can play games from 6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M., can use this software from 3:30P.M.- 10:00P.M., etc.)

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i need to find a utility that monitors bandwidth used by each workstation.
so i can see which computers are hitting the server the hardest.
i really ONLY need it to check bandwidth usage for each workstation. i dont really
need anything fancy at all. the simpler the better.

and i want the utility to be installed on only 1 workstation and that being able to watch the bandwidth of all the OTHER workstations. i do not want to install the utility on EVERY workstation.
 

Answer:desperately need a "network bandwidth monitoring" utility

Depending on your needs you have a few options:

1. Free, simple, quick setup - Use Performance Monitor and add counters on your workstation for each workstation you want to monitor.

2. Free, involves some setup - Use MRTG or Cacti to poll data from a managed switch that all workstations are connected to. Only requires setup on your workstation and the managed switch.

3. Free, but involves alot of setup - Use MRTG or Cacti to poll NIC data through SNMP. The hitch here is that you'll have to install and configure SNMP service on each workstation

4. Paid, involves some setup - Use a paid program like Solarwinds and query SNMP data from workstations.
 

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I am a minimal user, mainly email with office document attachments but my data transfer is now at about 1GB a day. I do not understand.
Would appreciate some help if someone has the time. I have Mcaffee Internet Suite and have done scans with Malwarebytes that a friend recommended but nothing has turned up. Attached is a log file from a program called Hijack This.
Thank you.

Answer:Do I have a virus? - Bandwidth totally out of control

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Hi all,

I'm a newbie, my question is does COM port assignment applies to USB Hubs too (like we change COM port number in device manager of specific devices drivers) and how to control bandwidth sharing between peripherals of each port on USB Hub programmatically
or some other way?
Thanks for help.

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I volunteer in a senior center where we have 10 Windows Home computers connected via ethernet to provide computers with internet connectivity. We also have 4 stations where the seniors can plug in their own equipment.

Our computers are all configured to treat this network as Public.

1) If we set one of our computers to share its downloads with other computers on the network, will this work with the network connection set to public?
2) Do the receiving computers also need to have that setting? Or can we just designate one of our computers to share and leave the rest alone?
My other question involves how to move our senior facility to Windows 10. All 10 of our computers are set to load a static system image each time they are booted. This ensures that all user data is erased each time the computer is shut down, and settings such as left handedness, magification level and malware they introduced is wiped out. The computers are booted 2 or 3 times a day minimum. We have been updating the images with security patches every Saturday when the senior center is closed. When one of our computers received a bad patch and our recovery media for that machine was corrupted we brought it in for servicing. We had it reloaded with Windows 10 so we could have a way to demonstrate Windows 10 so our users could try Windows 10 before they were forced to update. We were under the impression that Windows Update Service could be disabled and then enabled for the Saturday Updates. We ... Read more

Answer:How to control updates to conserve bandwidth?

Hi given that your PCs are reset each day to a fixed image, I believe you should do main the upgrade to Win 10 manually using a single download of the Win 10 ISO. Burn that to a disk or create a bootable USB as you like. That minimises your bandwidth use for the 3.6Gb or so download.

It also gives you control- you can then update your base image to which the PC will be restored, once you have validated the function of the PC.

Before you start the upgrade, create a disk image (Aomei Backupper is easier to use in my opinion than Macrium Reflect (free)). That means should the upgrade go wrong, you can revert to exactly how the PC was, using its boot disk and external backup media (e.g. USB disk).

Bear in mind upgrading to '10 takes around 3 hours. You then may experience a variety of issues, and you will need to test that PC thoroughly before making it available again. During that process you would not wish to be refreshing its configuration daily.

If all your PCs have the same hardware, your life will be easier, of course, as once you have upgraded one successfully, it is likely the other will be straightforward.

After that comes the matter of any other routine updates; in Win 10 Home there is no way to defer those that do NOT require updates.
Those that require restarts can be delayed or scheduled.

**** I would question why you would wish to inflict Win 10 on older people... the start menu is unfriendly (ok, opinion) - I replace it with Classic Shell.

The appearance may... Read more

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Good day, everyone.
I hope someone here can help me with my problem.

We've got 4 computers at home and I'm trying to find a way to remotely control the bandwidth that's being used by each computer. All computers are running on Windows XP Home SP2.

I've tried using Netlimiter on 2 computers to test if it's going to work but I keep on getting
"Access is Denied" error when I try to remotely access the other PC.
I've already setup the username and password.
I don't know where else I can setup permissions when I've already configured the settings on permissions editor of netlimiter.

Our router is a Netgear WGR614 v7. It doesn't have QoS management feature so I was hoping to find a bandwidth management tool that can also allow me to remotely control the bandwidth being used by 1 of the computers here since Netlimiter's remote management doesn't seem to be working for us.

Thanks in advance to those who can help.
 

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How can I control volume by db level?

It's especially annoying to have to keep adjusting the volume level to suit the various different sound levels that different websites use.

Is there a way to adjust and set a bandwidth for the volume, according to the projected decibels levels, so that sounds below the bandwidth will be made louder while sounds above the bandwidth will be made softer?

Answer:How can I control volume by decibels bandwidth

You would have to have a compressor/limiter to do what you want. I don't know of anything that would work in conjuction with the PC sound card to do that.

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Hey guys, what's the latest way to control my download and upload bandwidth in windows?

is there a way I don't know about or does there have to be a downloaded separate program to do this?

For example, I am uploading a Youtube video right now but on my iphone/ipad I need to use Skype and such at the same time so I need to limit the download/upload of the PC so Skype and etc works on the Phone..

I don't care how long it takes to upload a video even at 100k/second but I just need my internet speed for the iphone at this moment..

thanks

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I volunteer in a senior center where we have 10 Windows Home computers connected via ethernet to provide computers with internet connectivity. We also have 4 stations where the seniors can plug in their own equipment.

Our computers are all configured to treat this network as Public.

1) If we set one of our computers to share its downloads with other computers on the network, will this work with the network connection set to public?
2) Do the receiving computers also need to have that setting? Or can we just designate one of our computers to share and leave the rest alone?
My other question involves how to move our senior facility to Windows 10. All 10 of our computers are set to load a static system image each time they are booted. This ensures that all user data is erased each time the computer is shut down, and settings such as left handedness, magification level and malware they introduced is wiped out. The computers are booted 2 or 3 times a day minimum. We have been updating the images with security patches every Saturday when the senior center is closed. When one of our computers received a bad patch and our recovery media for that machine was corrupted we brought it in for servicing. We had it reloaded with Windows 10 so we could have a way to demonstrate Windows 10 so our users could try Windows 10 before they were forced to update. We were under the impression that Windows Update Service could be disabled and then enabled for the Saturday Updates. We ... Read more

Answer:How to control updates to conserve bandwidth?

Hi given that your PCs are reset each day to a fixed image, I believe you should do main the upgrade to Win 10 manually using a single download of the Win 10 ISO. Burn that to a disk or create a bootable USB as you like. That minimises your bandwidth use for the 3.6Gb or so download.

It also gives you control- you can then update your base image to which the PC will be restored, once you have validated the function of the PC.

Before you start the upgrade, create a disk image (Aomei Backupper is easier to use in my opinion than Macrium Reflect (free)). That means should the upgrade go wrong, you can revert to exactly how the PC was, using its boot disk and external backup media (e.g. USB disk).

Bear in mind upgrading to '10 takes around 3 hours. You then may experience a variety of issues, and you will need to test that PC thoroughly before making it available again. During that process you would not wish to be refreshing its configuration daily.

If all your PCs have the same hardware, your life will be easier, of course, as once you have upgraded one successfully, it is likely the other will be straightforward.

After that comes the matter of any other routine updates; in Win 10 Home there is no way to defer those that do NOT require updates.
Those that require restarts can be delayed or scheduled.

**** I would question why you would wish to inflict Win 10 on older people... the start menu is unfriendly (ok, opinion) - I replace it with Classic Shell.

The appearance may... Read more

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I have the 20mb service from Virgin & am presently using a 4 port Belkin router to divide the connection between myself & my house mate. My housemate just browses the net & downloads over p2p. I however also play online games such as BF2, CS & GW. Since getting the router I have been unable to play online as my connection keeps stopping for 10-60 seconds; sometimes just long enough for me to die but more often that not I am kicked from servers for connection problem. I understand there are bandwidth limiting routers, but after looking at ebuyer & scan I cant see which ones are bandwidth limiting & which aren?t. I also heard it?s possible to limit bandwidth by running the connection through a server with specific software. If I were going to take this option I'd want to get a VERY cheap but quiet pc. Any suggestions?

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I have the 20mb service from Virgin & am presently using a 4 port Belkin router to divide the connection between myself & my house mate.My housemate just browses the net & downloads over p2p. I however also play online games such as BF2, CS & GW. Since getting the router I have been unable to play online as my connection keeps stopping for 10-60 seconds; sometimes just long enough for me to die but more often that not I am kicked from servers for connection problem.I understand there are bandwidth limiting routers, but after looking at ebuyer & scan I cant see which ones are bandwidth limiting & which aren?t. I also heard it?s possible to limit bandwidth by running the connection through a server with specific software. If I were going to take this option I'd want to get a VERY cheap but quiet pc.Any suggestions?

Answer:Bandwidth control, new router or server pc?

I think you need the D-Link-4300 click here for more info.

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Catalyst control center monitoring program has stopped working. Uninstalled and reinstalled ATI controllers as recommended in Googling error message. Did not resolve issue. do not no where to go from here.

Answer:catalyst control center monitoring program ha

Usually best to information from the horses mouth. Go to the link below to learn how to remove the CCC and reinstall it.http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMD...

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I'm looking for an app that I can use to limit the download/upload speed of my other computers on my network, and I'd like to be able to do it all from just my desktop with only having to install the app on my desktop if possible.

I have 2 other laptops that are usually on 24/7 and running various software such as utorrent, DC++, etc. And while I'm sitting at my desktop I would like to be able to throttle their download/upload speed when I have work to do online without having to get up and go upstairs/downstairs and manually configure each app on the separate laptops.

I was thinking Netlimiter2 Pro would allow this after reading the description, but for the life of me I can't seem to figure out how to throttle my laptops from my desktop computer.

All the computers are connected via wireless to my Linksys Router if that makes any difference.

Any suggestions? Freeware would be great, but I'd be willing to pay a small price if I could find an app that would do exactly like I want.
 

Answer:App to control bandwidth limiting on networked computers?

If you can do QoS on your router, it'll probably be the easiest way. Other options would be to install VNC so you can connect to your other machines without having to leave your desk.

 

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have a telkom adsl 4 port router to my phone line. (512/256kbps) pppoe protocol.
have a hub to the router with 20 pc's attached running win98se, winxp pro(sp2) and a win2k app server.

i am closest to the router on the network, running the win2k server, a G4 mac and a win98 pc.

i would like to monitor the bandwidth used on the router by the other 17 pc's on my win98 pc. (or even better would like to control the bandwidth used by the offending pc's) but i'll settle for the first if possible [beggars can't be choosers!]

is this possible (by ip, lan mac address, pc names)?

thx and appreciate your help if possible....
 

Answer:adsl telkom router bandwidth control

May be this can Help: Can I Monitor my LAN, control the usage of the Internet, and Network Resources by other computers from my main computer?


 

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My current ISP provider has implemented a new "data useage" policy and we now have limits. I have a couple of kids(and mother in-law) that like to stay up all night and stream and play online games. Needless to say, last month turned out being almost a hundred gigs over the allotted amount. I would like to figure out a way to cut/slow the bandwidth down between certain times of the day to help "fix" this issue and make things a little easier on my wallet as once you go over, said ISP charges $10/50Gb block. So, I'm looking into using a modified firmware to give me some bandwidth control. I have no experience in using these and my networking knowledge is bare minimum - but I can read and follow instructions Will either firmwares offer me the control that I'm looking for ? I don't really want to buy a new router as this one has served me quite well.

Opinions, experience, linkage - all welcomed
 

Answer:I Need Timed Bandwidth Control - WNDR3700v2 - Gargoyle Or DD-WRT?

I have the same router but my advise would be the following:

1. Make them go to bed....they can read or do something else.

2. Set a rule limiting screen time.

3. Make them get a job if they are old enough so they don't have so much free time and can help pay for their usage.

I'm not trying to be a smartazz either.
 

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ok, im running vista 64x on a hp pavilion dv2 notebook, and i have my wifi card bridged to my ethernet port so that i can use my wireless internet at home on my xbox 360 as well as the desktop pc in the other room...

now i have been doing this for the 360 for quite some time, however i just recently started using my laptop to surf as well as the desktop pc its connected to because im reformatting my desktop pc and i need to update everything on the desktop pc.... with me so far... cool....

my problem: just recently when i finally started to surf on my laptop while the desktop pc is downloading updates and such, i realized that the desktop pc is drastically hogging all of my bandwith and stealing it away from the laptop, whose wifi card the desktop pc is feeding off of. it will take so much of it in fact that i cant even check email from my laptop... i have never had the 360 slow down my laptop at all when i was on xbox live... and thats why this puzzles me...

my question: i was wondering if there is any way to limit/manage the amount of bandwidth that is aloud to pass thru my laptop for the desktop pc to use.... i wish to let my desktop have about 150\k and keep the rest of the bandwidth for my laptop.... is this possable, if so does it require special software...

if you need any other information, let me know.
thanks
-russ-
 

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Sometimes my family member downloads a lot and takes lots of bandwidth of my internet, slowing down the rest LAN ports. I wonder if anyone knows how to limit the internet speed on specific LAN port or IP on the router. Perhaps I am doing the wrong thing. If you understand my goal and have a better idea to solve my issue. It's also highly appreciated.
 

Answer:Limit/Control Bandwidth on Router LAN Ports

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Hi,

Kindly advise how can I avoid the control and traffic limit set on the TP LINK router by the admin ? We are not operating through servers.....just a router and switch. The purpose is I can download without identifying its my PC.
 

Answer:Avoid Bandwidth/traffic control on router

avoid the control and traffic limit set on the TP LINK router by the adminClick to expand...

Be a good Net citizen and play by the rules. Techspot does not knowingly support hacking or hackers and bypassing the settings of an admin is hacking.
 

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I run a lot of applications that transfer data over the internet and lately I've been wondering if there's such a thing as an application that will "dynamically control my bandwidth?" By this I mean that I'd be able to manually set how much bandwidth a particular application is allotted. This would give me greater control over transfers and would allow me to place a higher priority on transfers that are more important than others. A tool that could do this for me would be very useful.

Any suggestions? TIA.
 

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Whenever I boot my ThinkPad X100e I get the following message "Catalyst Control Center Monitoring Program has stopped working" Does anyone know how I can fix it? I am not positive but I think this is the cause of overall slow performance (especially with video). Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:X100e "Catalyst Control Center Monitoring Program"

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m really sorry to hear that you are getting an error stating ?Catalyst Control Center Monitoring Program has stopped working? when you boot your Lenovo ThinkPad X100e.
 
I would suggest you to uninstall the Catalyst Control Center/drivers, download the latest version of the Catalyst Control Center/drivers for your video card from Lenovo Support page and install the same. Enter MTM number in quick path and find the driver under display and video graphics category.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi guys, im currently using pfsense and in most aspects, i love it.

Its free, you get good support from the forums, it does almost everything i want it to....except one fairly major thing:

Bandwidth monitoring and control.


While there are a few programs that allow interface-based control and monitoring, there doesnt seem to be any way (as yet) to reliably monitor how much bandwidth is being used by each IP address, or to set download/upload limits, or limit the speed per IP.

BandwidthD looked like it would be a great solution to half this problem, but after an extensive bounty on the forums, it seems to be settled that there are some very fatal flaws in it that are not likely to be corrected in the short term.


Now i have used ClarkConnect (for a few weeks), and while this supports IP-specific speed control, i couldnt get a reliable measure of how much each IP was downloading over a 30-day period. Plus, its not free and id rather find an open source solution if at all possible.


Basically what i want, is pfsense, but with the following features:

- Ability to record how much each IP address is downloading and uploading per month
- How much the WAN connection is being utilised at any particular point in time (like the pfsense Traffic Graph)
- Ability to limit the speed available to each IP address (mostly to help VoIP work better)...e.g. 10kB/s to 192.168.0.101 and 50kB/s to 192.168.0.102

- Ability to set caps (per IP) after a certain download quot... Read more

Answer:Switching from pfsense...need ip-specific bandwidth control: suggestions?

The Chosen One said:





Now i have used ClarkConnect (for a few weeks), and while this supports IP-specific speed control, i couldnt get a reliable measure of how much each IP was downloading over a 30-day period. Plus, its not free and id rather find an open source solution if at all possible.Click to expand...

Two quick things, one Clarkconnect has a free version and two they have the source code available.
http://download.clarkconnect.com/community/sources/4.x/

Also, there used to be a pretty nice addon for measuring bandwidth by host they I ran before I switched from Clarkconnect to another product (Endian) that I found from surfing the forums. I'll see if I can figure out what the heck it was called.

EDIT:
http://www.clarkconnect.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=85596&an=0&page=0#Post85596
Or maybe I'll find it's the first post in the networking forum for Clarkconnect, good luck either way.
 

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