View Full Version : Internet load / trace

2007-01-25, 07:42
Apologies if this is slightly off topic (although it is connected to my SB use, honest !). I'd like to keep some kind of log of the amount of internet bandwidth my network is using - and where any connections are being made to - both to ensure I'm not going up to my upload / download allocation, but also to check that nothing is running in the background using the internet that I don't want to.

Any recommendations ?

2007-01-25, 07:50
You may be able to track that on your router (or whatever you use to connect to the internet) - but that'd depend on your router.

Or it could be done on your slimserver machine - but that would depend on which operating system it uses...

> but also to check that nothing is running in the
> background using the internet that I don't want to.

A firewall would be ideal for that. Either a software one (ZoneAlarm for Windows or iptables for Linux) or the firewall in your router.

Mark Lanctot
2007-01-25, 08:43
I don't use things like this, but I believe I see them all the time on Majorgeeks.com.

It would be in this section: http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads13.html

Anything from the former Sysinternals is good. These are usually small downloads, bug free, simple yet very powerful, and for the most part, free. What's more, they're often an executable only, no install required. It's now a part of Microsoft:


Looks like TCPView will nicely address the "who's connected to what" question, but not the bandwidth question.

2007-01-25, 08:52
I've used the program nettop in the past and it provide some of what you ask - but I don't think it is available for Windows.


Philip Meyer
2007-01-27, 07:29
>Any recommendations ?

I use PRTG Graphic Grapher (http://www.paessler.com/prtg).

It's free for personal use (restricted to 3 sensors). I use it to monitor external ADSL traffic, internal Wireless traffic, and network latency (Ping).

2007-01-28, 09:26
Thanks all - the PRTG program was just the type of thing I was looking for.

2007-01-28, 10:02
Minor correction - I got mixed up in my post - the app I used was ntop not nettop.