GabNetStats is described as 'small utility that restores the blinking network indicator back in the notification area of your Windows Vista or Windows Seven operating system, among other features'. There are more than 25 alternatives to GabNetStats for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GlassWire, which is free. Other great apps like GabNetStats are TrafficMonitor (Free, Open Source), NetWorx (Paid), BitMeter OS (Free, Open Source) and NetSpeedMonitor (Free).
trafficWatcher is a small tool to monitor your network activity. Unlike other tools, trafficWatcher can differentiate between traffic inside your LAN and the traffic that reaches the internet. It shows the current up and download speed in a small icon in the system tray.
Track your Wi-Fi hotspot usage. Zero configuration required. It just works. Advanced features coming soon. New monthly usage tracking. Uses less memory. Basic localisations for Japanese, French, Spanish, German and Simplified Chinese.
Smart Traffic Meter is a Linux network usage monitor. The program shows real-time graphs and reports. Smart Traffic Meter runs as a system daemon and displays all information in a web user interface accessible through a web browser.
UpDown Meter graphs network activity for a specific network adapter. It is deliberately designed to consume trace memory and processor time, so it can run as long as the system runs, providing an overview of how the connection is being used.
LoL Ping Checker (LPC) is a graphical tool showing your current ping delay. Many guys are still using the "old-school" cmd as ping tool with "ping google.de -t". Completly nothing is wrong with this. But here is just another "smarter" way.