Software to monitor internet usage

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Koz, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Koz

    Koz Guest

    My ISP allows me 12Gb download usage before speed is dropped to an unusable
    20K. I went from 80% usage to 100% usage in 2 days and yesterday upgraded
    to the 20G plan. I see this morning that I have used another 1Gb in the
    last 24
    hours but I don't know what program would be causing this. There are 4
    computers on the network and I'm using a Netgear RT314 Router. I've also
    looked at the computers my kids use but can't see anything running in the
    background at the moment that may cause this.

    Does anyone know of any monitoring type software that I could install,
    either to look at usage going through the router, or that I could install on
    each computer that would tell me the data usage and the program being used
    to cause the excess data usage?

    Any advice will be much appreciated.

    Koz, Jul 21, 2004
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    jeroen Guest

    sounds to me like you've got a trojan horse there..... it keeps sending and
    recieveing packages, wether you download or not, i had the same problem,
    ecxept that i have no download limit, i had a nice statistics list in my pc
    , that i downloaded 80 Gb in 14 days !!

    at the command prompt type:

    "netstat /a"

    to see what ip adresses and ports are open

    you can also type "msconfig" at the run command of the start menu (WINXP)
    and see what programs are starting up with your booting routine

    press CTRL + ALT + DEL (WINXP)

    and see what programs are running
    go to this page to see if your suspiciens(?) are right about a program that
    shouldn't be running

    Regards Jeroen
    jeroen, Jul 21, 2004
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    Jackdaw Guest

    Try BWMeter V1.8.2
    Jackdaw, Jul 21, 2004
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