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I'm looking for software that shows the internet traffic in the system tray ? As Everest show the CPU Temperature there, is there any software to do that with the internet traffic ?

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Perfgraph – a hardware and bandwidth monitoring tool for Windows. Unlike other monitoring applications, Perfgraph can embed graphs displaying the status of various hardware components right on the Windows taskbar.

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ok, it's not the system tray but close! :)

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Thank you Molly ! – ChristianM Sep 15 '09 at 0:13
you're more than welcome. – Molly7244 Sep 15 '09 at 0:24

DU Meter can do that, and more... It can show a floating window, can integrate into a Windows taskbar and has a Sidebar Gadget. Many display styles are available, can discriminate between Internet and LAN traffic.

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Bitmeter II can do this, amongst a lot of other features:

Animated System Tray icon shows upload and download speeds

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Thank you, but Bitmeter only shows a little animated icon. I want one that shows the exact speed :) If that's not too much.. – ChristianM Sep 14 '09 at 21:48
Isn't the tray icon a bit small to display the exact speed? It's OK for a temperature (2 digits), but a network speed??? – Snark Sep 14 '09 at 21:57

Networx is a free, lightweight bandwidth monitor that offers a ton of options from customization to graphing to reporting. Current speeds available at any time in the system tray on mouseover, or display a small graph at all times in the taskbar.

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It optionally also displays the current speeds (upload and download) at all times in the graph window, so you don't have to mouseover but can just glance at it. I love this program. (And yes, I am commenting on a 6 year old thread, but it is still relevant). – Jesper Jun 14 '15 at 9:53

NetBalancer can do that, and unlike all the other monitoring tools it can also control the traffic, say set limits, priorities or even block an app when needed.

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