What free bandwidth meter will give a graph of average bandwidth over a designated time frame?

Joseph Videtto December 6, 2012
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What free bandwidth meter will give a graph of average bandwidth over a designated time frame ? In our workplace (a school), the Internet is often very slow. I know speakeasy.net will give a bandwidth speed at an instant in time, but bandwidth availability can change second by second depending on lots of things – what users are logged into our local network at any momement and what they are collectively doing bandwidth-wise, I imagine. Is there a free tool to tell me (and pass onto the network group) what our average bandwidth is over, say, a one hour period, that can assure me if the internet bandwidth allows usage of selected internet apps ?

…Or – what free bandwidth tool could help me understand whether the bandwidth speeds are sufficient for, say, viewing youtube videos or playing educational games, etc.

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  1. Aditya Roy
    December 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Networx!
    Along with Winpcap!

  2. Joseph Videtto
    December 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    If understand correctly, Bitmeter will record the ACTUAL bandwidth useage of a PC, e.g. while running an Internet application, which will be a function of both the application running and the current network available.

    Suppose I want to measure AVAILABLE bandwidth for that PC at a given instant, is there any way to do that ?

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Available bandwidth? I'd imagine you have available whatever you have based on your ISP, network and/or network connection. Of course, if you have a decent router, you can set boundaries for each/specific connections. A DD-WRT router or equivalent for example, is great for measuring bandwidth of the entire connection, etc.

  3. Anonymous
    December 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Agreed. BitMeter OS is the only one I know that does this properly: http://www.schvenn.net/programs:bitmeter-os

  4. Rohit Pandey
    December 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    u can check bandwidth of your connection aas per requirement..
    u can set the time period and type of output as well
    it can be graphical,numbered..etccccc

  5. ha14
    December 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

    BitMeter OS
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/241664/how_to_monitor_your_bandwidth.html
    The History tab allows you to see a usage record expressed in minutes, hours, and days. Each measure has its own bar graph with download and upload statistics. You can export the data into a CSV file by clicking the link in the lower left.

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