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I have been using DU Meter for monitoring my bandwidth. Since the trial period has expired, I'm searching for free softwares with the same functionality.

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If you have a router compatible with DD-WRT, it provides that functionality. –  Breakthrough Sep 13 '09 at 14:44
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I have used NetMeter often.
Its open source now since the author has decided to stop maintaining it.
The Delphi source code is available for download since last month.
This is a link to the 1.1.4 BETA binary.


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Under Windows Vista and 7 you can also use Windows Gadgets/Widgets to replace more traditional taskbar bandwidth meters. I'm very partial towards the excellent Network Meters (wired and wireless) at AddGadgets.

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I agree, they're great. And their "CPU Usage" gadget is nice too. –  Snark Sep 13 '09 at 17:23
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I've used BitMeter and it does it's job pretty well.

BitMeter 2 is a bandwidth meter, it allows you to visually monitor your internet connection by displaying a scrolling graph that shows your upload and download speed over time. BitMeter is freeware - ie. it is given away completely free of charge, there is no trial period, no time-limited features, no spyware, and no adware, guaranteed.

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Networx, free tool for windows 7. Just trying this out now and so far its very good, minimalistic and shows exactly what i need. Can monitor current transfer rate and keep track of overall usage.

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You can use gkrellm.

GKrellM (GNU Krell Monitors) is a computer program based on the GTK+ toolkit that creates a single process stack of system monitors. It can be used to monitor the status of CPUs, main memory, hard disks, network interfaces, local and remote mailboxes, and many other things. Plugins are available for a multitude of tasks, e.g. controlling the XMMS media player or a SETI@home client from within the stacked monitor. GKrellM is popular among users of Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

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