Measure Your Broadband Bandwidth with Networx

 

Networx is a handy little utility that will monitor your network and report a number of figures including checking how much data you have used. Handy for checking out if your PC is eating up your monthly allowance.

To install Networx download it from a trusted source, such as;

http://download.cnet.com/NetWorx/3000-2085_4-10155904.html

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Run the program to install and accept the license agreement.

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Set the installation folder (the default should be fine)

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Select components (leave as they are if you are not sure)

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Identify the Folder in which to store the icon

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Click Install to complete

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Click Finish to complete.

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When Networx launches it will prompt you for a default language

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… it will then ask you to choose the connections to monitor.

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Finally it will pop an icon into your task bar at the bottom right.

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By right clicking on the icon you can choose a number of tools including;

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A graph of the throughput of your network connections

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A speed meter for checking your network speed (note that you will need to generate network traffic yourself by streaming something or uploading data)

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There is a Usage report option that will show the past 24hrs and totals since running Networx.

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Networx includes some handy tools including the ability to Ping an address.

The connection monitor is very useful if you have an intermittent problem on your internet connection and you want to monitor when it is up and down automatically.

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All in all a great little freebie that can give you a good insight into what’s happening on your network connections.

 

Taff Lovesey
www.litespc.co.uk
www.weblites.co.uk
www.lovesey.net (fantasy author site)

About taffybach

Author of the young adult fantasy novel series, The Portal Chronicles, including The Spider Gem and The Shimmering Gate. When not writing and promoting Taff runs a small IT support company, LITES PC based in Bourne UK.
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