Bandwidth Monitor

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Does anyone know of a decent bandwidth monitor, I'm after a (free) app that will give information on my total network usage on the various devices in this machine (something like Net Traffic Meter on Windows).

    I need an app that doesn't suffer from the nasty 32-Bit integer bug either, where-by the information loops at 4GB of throughput.
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Exactly what I'm after, with the small problem of it being a Windows application.
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    that'll teach me not to look at the forum name
     
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  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I have menu meters. Seems to suffer from the 4GB loop though, and the bwm-ng doesn't do totals, just current usage.

    Will try leaving Menu Meters open for the next >4GB value to pass, see if it doesn't loop when open.
     
  7. Xie

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    I just saw something about a bandwith monitoring app over in Skype forum .. will see if i can find it again. :)
     
  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Problem is, that most of those apps get the total bandwidth from the kernel, and thus it will have flowed over at 4 GB.

    They would need to monitor it every second, and figure out when it overflows.
     
  9. Xie

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    If you don't have a LAN setup you can try Ridge or if you do have a LAN, CyberGauge.
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'd like something similar myself, but maybe simpler, that resides on the menu bar and has an accessible menu from there.
     
  11. X-Istence

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    I'll check if ipfw has a way to monitor it, then with a simple firewall rule you can monitor the amount of transfer you have done, and then any program can easily grab the information.