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Software to report internet traffic for home user

On my profile page of my ISP, I tracked that I used 100+ MB of data within 60 minutes of usage. During standalone downloading, my internet usually downloads @ 1 MB in over 1 minute. How do we know if our ISP is cheating on us, by faking our data usage?

Edit: Can we monitor our internet usage natively from Windows 7?

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some information on your setup might help - the router I use has a built in set of graphs showing traffic usage per day and current usage - if you have a router that supports dd-wrt, it would make monitoring bandwidth usage a lot easier. –  Journeyman Geek Jan 5 '13 at 6:48
    
@JourneymanGeek, I use a USB internet dongle. –  Suman Krishna Saha Jan 5 '13 at 6:58
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Not enough to post as a answer, but to address your edit, there is nothing native in windows you could use without really hacking together some Performance Counters, Go with a free 3rd party software option that does the ugly tracking for you (never used it but that NetMeter that brett linked seems to be one). –  Scott Chamberlain Jan 5 '13 at 8:42
    

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Have a look at: http://techpp.com/2010/07/04/9-cool-tools-monitor-internet-bandwidth-usage/

My favourite tool is NetMeter: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Bandwidth-Tools/NetMeter.shtml

Most ISPs are accurate so don't get too paranoid.

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