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    Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

    This is a discussion on Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; Hi On my previous ISP I had the convenience of knowing how much my usage was, as they provided a ...

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      Hi

      On my previous ISP I had the convenience of knowing how much my usage was, as they provided a Monthly Usage within there account area. I had a 50 Gig limit, so it was handy for me to use to keep check of my usage and avoid unnecessary charges.

      I am on Sky Max, with unlimited (well within the Fair Usage Allowance rules) usage. However, because I download a fair bit, online gaming etc..I wanted to keep a check on my overall downloads usage etc.. (so I can avoid having one of those nasty Sky Fair Usage letters dropping through my letterbox!)

      I found this and free too, although you do need to register, but for free & its does the job!! Tried a few other free trials of the well known ones, (the ones you pay for...) and although they were very good, this is quite good, so I thought I'd share it with you guys!

      Broadband Download Monitor - track downloads to your PC using our free software


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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      I would be also interested to know. I have gone for the MID, but do use the internet a lot, inc xbox Live..

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      I can recommend Netmeter. It is free and very simple. It can be downloaded from here: NetMeter 1.1.3 (stable) released

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      Quote Originally Posted by 6022tivo View Post
      I would be also interested to know. I have gone for the MID, but do use the internet a lot, inc xbox Live..
      Most download monitor programs would not tell you how much data you used via the xbox, only the data used by the computer the software was installed on.

      I have still yet to hear of anyone on Sky Max Unlimited service receiving a AUP/FUP infringement letter. They really don't seem bothered at the mo.

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      Another vote for NetMeter, what a brilliant little program and so small as well.

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      Quote Originally Posted by terrorvis View Post
      Most download monitor programs would not tell you how much data you used via the xbox, only the data used by the computer the software was installed on.

      I have still yet to hear of anyone on Sky Max Unlimited service receiving a AUP/FUP infringement letter. They really don't seem bothered at the mo.

      What about people on the mid like me??. Warning letters, cut off, caps??

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      Quote Originally Posted by 6022tivo View Post
      What about people on the mid like me??. Warning letters, cut off, caps??
      Well I was actually responding to a post that stated they had recently changed to Max...

      However, I may well have had my head in the sand or something, but I haven't seen a copy of any letter about an infringement on any package.

      The only way to check your overall usage including all computers, games consoles would have to be supplied by Sky (I think). Until they provide the correct tools to monitor your usage, I would be questioning how enforceable the download limit actually is.

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      Quote Originally Posted by 6022tivo View Post
      What about people on the mid like me??. Warning letters, cut off, caps??
      I've never heard a peep out of Sky and neither have I heard of anyone receiving one...

      Personally I suspect that considering how shambolic Sky seem to be I doubt they've even gotten around to monitoring people's usage never mind sending out letters...
      Last edited by Chug a Bug; 02-12-07 at 05:27 PM.

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      I dont think Sky are too bothered at the minute about FUT. No doubt in time they will, they are a business after all. By the way i find Netmeter very good indeed. simple and basic and of course free.

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      Re: Free Program To check Your Broadband Usage

      Do eitehr of these programs monitor the usage of sky live as well as the usual browsing and downloads?

     

     
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