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.

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

    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
    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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