I am interested in monitoring my bandwidth via an icon in the taskbar of my windows 7 machine. I recently found process explorer which provides exactly the feature I want, but with RAM, CPU, GPU, and disk I/O. My taskbar currently looks like

Taskbar contents RAM CPU GPU IO etc

and I would simply like to add another box there for network activity. Since I am using the program only passively, I would like it it be lightweight if possible. Do you have any suggestions?


For those who are wondering, I ended up using bitmeter.


NetWorx is a good bandwidth monitoring app: http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

  • The program LOOKS really good, but it seems to be giving me completely bogus information. It says I'm downloading at 2 Gbit/s when in reality I am idle on a network capped at 54Mbit/s. It also seems to think that I've downloaded 900GB since install (definitely not). – nullUser Jan 10 '14 at 0:01
  • You need to configure Networx to only measure data over certain connections. LAN traffic also counts as traffic to Networx. – Moeri Feb 1 '15 at 13:12
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    NetWorx is no longer a freeware , here is a link to last free version => filehippo.com/download_softperfect-networx/71287 – Mahmoud Farahat Mar 3 '18 at 11:29

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