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NetSpeedMonitor Alternatives

NetSpeedMonitor is described as 'lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7' and is a popular app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to NetSpeedMonitor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is GlassWire, which is free. Other great apps like NetSpeedMonitor are NetWorx, TrafficMonitor, NetTraffic and BitMeter OS.

NetSpeedMonitor alternatives are mainly Network Monitors but may also be Firewalls or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of NetSpeedMonitor.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that...

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  1. GlassWire is a network security monitoring tool and analyzer that visualizes your network activity on an easy to use graph, alerts you of possible threats, manages your firewall, and more.

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    GlassWire's graph shows you real-time network activity broken down by apps, traffic, and hosts.
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  2. NetWorx is a simple, yet versatile and powerful tool that helps you objectively evaluate your bandwidth consumption situation. You can use it to collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connections.

    ⚫︎ PortableNetWorx can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks NetWorx is a great alternative to NetSpeedMonitor.

    Has almost all the same features. You can set it so its displays current network speed(or just about any network statistic.) Much customization. Uses less memory and it 'quieter' so to speak.

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    TrafficMonitor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    TrafficMonitor is a network monitoring suspension window software in Windows. It can display the current network speed, CPU and memory usage. It also support the functions of display in the taskbar, change skin and historical traffic statistics.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTrafficMonitor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. Live data rate chart. Network usage history (statistics). Quota counter (limit usage meter). Works with every network connection. Multi-language. Installer & portable. Lightweight. Freeware.

    ⚫︎ PortableNetTraffic can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightNetTraffic consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Data rate chart (design -  rectangle / plotter).
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    can't display transfer rate in taskbar

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    BitMeter OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information in a variety of ways.

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    Discontinued

    Cannot install version 0.8.0 experimental or 0.7.6 stable on Monterey: "The package is incompatible with this version of macOS. The package is trying to install content to the system volume"

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    Does not include taskbar info feature

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    DU Meter

    • Windows

    DU Meter is a network bandwidth monitor for your computer. It shows real-time graphs and can create reports and alerts based on your downloads and uploads.

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  7. NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Win7/8/10.

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    PRTG Network Monitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover clustering.

    ⚫︎ PortablePRTG Network Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Its not showing data in Gui in windows but in a management console whats not the point of this program

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  9. This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.

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    AppNetworkCounter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    appNetworkCounter is a simple tool for Windows that counts and displays the number of TCP/UDP bytes and packets sent and received by every application on your system.

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