Broadband connections with data transfer limits are a sad reality around the world. Exceeding the bandwidth limits specified by the ISP can lead to sky-high bills and a nightmarish experience. Networx is a free bandwidth monitoring software which can help you in ensuring that you never exceed your bandwidth limit.
Networx is a simple yet powerful tool which a host of features which range from measuring bandwidth usage and internet speed to network troubleshooting. Some of my favourite features are:
Monitor bandwidth usage and export reports in various formats including Excel, MS Word and HTML.
Setup notifications for various customizable events.
Assign periodic bandwidth quotas and get notified when 80% of the quota is reached.
Graphical User Interface for tools like Ping, Traceroute and Netstat.
Speed Meter to measure your connections throughput.
Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity exceeds a certain level.
Networx belongs to the rare breed of software which are easy to use in spite of being packed with features. Networx performs almost everything a normal user would require. And it doesn’t cost a dime! It’s a relatively small download and doesn’t even require installation. If you are looking for a bandwidth monitor, then go ahead and give Networx a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Download Networx (1.1 MB)
Version Reviewed: 5.0.2
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008