Windows 10: Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor

Discus and support Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; comcast as of november is implementing a 1tb monthly cap(bs i know when the average broadband user uses at least 2tb monthly). i have looked at various... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LOTN, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. LOTN Win User

    Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor


    comcast as of november is implementing a 1tb monthly cap(bs i know when the average broadband user uses at least 2tb monthly). i have looked at various monitors and they leave a lot not to like. all i want is something that sits in the systray and when i mouse-over the icon i see what my accumulated usage is, and to be able to click on the tray icon and have it open a small display of only down and up no additional info. thank in advance for any help.

    :)
     
    LOTN, Oct 8, 2016
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  2. ReMBaM Win User

    Looking for a simple app to read current lattitude/longitude and save to a file on wm

    Hello therock112, IMO 'GPS Location ' is the best freeware application for you to use. It is a WYSIWYG app. This application finds your location via GPS (provided
    you have a internal or external GPS). Then you have the option to: Send an SMS, Send an Email, Create a Note or Send to Clipboard.

    Your location as just plain coordinates (40.089821,22.567634) (can be copied to maps.google.com search field) or better as a Google Maps Link.

    Have fun
     
    ReMBaM, Oct 8, 2016
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  3. Looking for a simple app to read current lattitude/longitude and save to a file on wm

    I am looking for a very basic application that basically acquires the current lat long on demand (when the user clicks an "Acquire" button) and simply saves that in a text file on the device for later retrieval.

    any ideas or suggestions.

    thx
     
    therock112-, Oct 8, 2016
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  4. marsmimar Win User

    Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor

    marsmimar, Oct 8, 2016
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  5. LOTN Win User
    marsmimar thanks no i haven't heard of this one. as for apologizing when you're just trying to help don't. i'll give this a look, and thanks
     
    LOTN, Oct 8, 2016
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  6. Total Win User
    Total, Oct 8, 2016
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  7. LOTN Win User
    LOTN, Oct 8, 2016
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  8. marsmimar Win User

    Looking For A Simple Bandwidth Monitor

    Glad to hear it meets your needs. Thanks for posting back.
     
    marsmimar, Oct 9, 2016
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  9. Mystere Win User
    First, any meter is only going to tell you how much your actual computer is using. Not what other devices (tablets, TV's, DVR's, etc..) are using as well. You can also see this by going into Windows Settings->Network & Internet->Data Usage (no, it's not as simple as a tray item, but it's right there as part of windows).

    Some Firewall/Router's will also tell you how much you're using. For instance, Asus has a great mobile tool to monitor your traffic from your phone.

    Secondly, I highly disagree that any average user uses anything close to 1TB, much less 2TB. I am a pretty heavy user, with lots of Netflix and 3 different people with various devices. I also download a lot of multi-gigabyte ISO's and what not directly from Microsoft every month. I had 300GB cap with Comcast for a longtime, and I often went over it, then they raised it to 600GB and I've been within that ever since. They've now raised it to 1TB and I still don't break 600GB.

    If you're breaking 2TB per month, I would suggest something else is going on, as I don't see how I could come close to that, much less it be an "average" for most people. To put this in perspective, 2TB/month means downloading 66+GB per day, every day. It means downloading nearly 3GB per hour 24 hours per day every day. How is it possible that you consider this "average"?
     
    Mystere, Oct 9, 2016
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  10. LOTN Win User
    Mystere i do not need a lecture. i'm quite aware of what this meter does. in the house 1 tablet and 1 phone both have meters that come with them that are easily accessible. next time assume i know all that and either actually help or ignore the thread. i honestly did not ask for your opinion, and i trust my numbers. this thread was marked soled for a reason. marsmimar as i said thank you.
     
  11. Mystere Win User
    First, you are not the only person reading this, so giving more information than is strictly necessary is good for the whole community. Grow a thicker skin, and don't take offense because I provided more info.

    Second, I *DID* help, by showing how this can be done in Windows without using any tool (other than the taskbar function). I also suggested a way to monitor your whole houses bandwidth use by checking out any tools provided by your router manufacturer, and gave an example of Asus's tools.

    Finally, I disagreed with your assessment of "at least 2TB" being an "average" for users, and gave factual information to support that disagreement. I didn't want other users to think that using 2TB of data per month was usual, because it's not. You opened this door by stating this, so if you didn't want disagreement, you shouldn't have said anything about it.

    If you come into a forum and ask for help, and spout unsupported claims along with it, you should expect to get some comments on it.
     
    Mystere, Apr 5, 2018
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