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trafficWatcher is described as *'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'* and is a Network Monitor in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to trafficWatcher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is GlassWire, which is free. Other great apps like trafficWatcher are TrafficMonitor, NetWorx, NetSpeedMonitor and NetTraffic.

trafficWatcher alternatives are mainly Network Monitors but may also be Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of trafficWatcher.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

trafficWatcher is a small tool to monitor your network activity.

Unlike other tools, trafficWatcher can differentiate...

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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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    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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  3. 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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    NetSpeedMonitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    NetSpeedMonitor is a 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNetSpeedMonitor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version, 2.5.4.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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

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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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  9. Nethogs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process.

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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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