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    SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

    This is a discussion on SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta) within the SkyUser Bandwidth Meter forums, part of the Community channel category; As you all know, Sky Base, Sky Mid and Sky Connect come with monthly usage limits, and currently Sky have ...

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      SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      As you all know, Sky Base, Sky Mid and Sky Connect come with monthly usage limits, and currently Sky have no means of the customer being able to monitor their own usage.

      The SkyUser Beta testers have already been using this and so far Janusz and Daniel have ironed out a fair few bugs, but now we need to find more! This is where we are now offering this as an open beta.

      Download the SkyUser Broadband Bandwidth Meter

      In conjunction with Janusz from Broadband Speed Checker and also Bandwidth Meter we are developing a Broadband Bandwidth Measuring Tool to be downloaded absolutely free of charge by our members and visitors.

      There are going to be two different versions of this software, both capable of limited or extended uses. One version will be branded 'Made for SkyUser' or similar with our logo in, the other version will be for Janusz's website use for his guests.

      There are two modes of this software.

      Basic: This will allow users to measure their Bandwidth for their ISP's caps (if applicable)

      Advanced: This would need your postcode being keyed into the software, and then would record the following:

      • How much was downloaded/uploaded
      • At what speed and time
      • The name of PC (so you can recognize multiple PCs at home)
      • Your IP


      If you choose to not put a postcode in, NO data would be recorded apart from within the application showing you your stats for uploads and downloads. You would not be able to use the 'Full Bandwidth Stats' feature in this case.

      In either scenario, this software is not capable of recording any other things like website visits etc and we would like to reassure you that none of the above data would be sold or used in any other way. This is purely obtained to give you more advanced statistics, and is of course, entirely optional.

      An example of stats so far recorded is here.

      We would like to take this opportunity to ask our members to become a part of the testing team, and ask that you report any errors that you may find with this software, in this thread.

      Beta software is exactly that, it is being tested and your feedback on issues is needed, even if a minor issue, if you could list them, that would be great.

      We may ask you to uninstall the current version and reinstall a newer version, until such time that the auto-updater works completely, although to the best of my knowledge, this is already sorted.

      At any time if you need any help, please ask any of us and we will attempt to help you out.

      Here is the link for the current version. Please download and install at your convenience and happy testing. Please note, if you have already got a build of this, please uninstall and redownload from the link below.

      Download the SkyUser Broadband Bandwidth Meter
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      Re: New Beta Project - Bandwidth Meter (open)

      Great bit of extra kit, should be interesting for people to see what they are using. All those hidden little programs that use the net that you really don't take into account or don't even no about.

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      Hello folks ,

      No issues just gotta say lovin this software its great .
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 10-07-20 at 12:38 AM.

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      Would be nice for consoles or phones though. Sorry my 5 peneth worth

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      I d/loaded and installed the bandwidth meter but when starting my PC a couple of days ago I got an error messgae. I received an e-mail from Janusz with a link asking me to download a pre-release of version 1.0.9, which I did.

      However when I check the meter it still shows as version 1.0.8 and I have noticed that when I have looked at my "Totals log" during the day I am unable to shut my PC down unless I exit bandwidth meter first.

      I am using Windows XP home SP2. Please advise if you need any more info.

      Regards

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      The shutdown issues have been a problem in the past for me but, after alot of investigation i found it was another installation that was causing problems, not only with Bandwidth Meter but also Microsoft Update. I have removed the other program (reluctently) and Bandwidth Meter works, starts and shuts down in XP no problem.

      Could you could post details of any security software you have running?

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      to wingman:

      this version taht you've installed is pre release to 1.0.9
      so it's number still 1.0.8

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      I'm running eset security suite. The reason I think it's bandwidth meter causing the problem is it has only started happening since I installed it (I've had eset for over a year). Last night when the PC wouldn't shut down I shut b/width meter down and then the PC shut down without a problem

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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      I use Eset Smart Security 3.0.642.0 and BWMeter v1.0.8 on Vista 64 Ultimate - no issues now whatsoever.
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      Re: SkyUser Bandwidth Meter (open beta)

      Quote Originally Posted by big bob View Post
      The shutdown issues have been a problem in the past for me but, after alot of investigation i found it was another installation that was causing problems, not only with Bandwidth Meter but also Microsoft Update. I have removed the other program (reluctently) and Bandwidth Meter works, starts and shuts down in XP no problem.

      Could you could post details of any security software you have running?
      I should have been more specific.

      Do you have any free versions of spyware/adware programmes installed?

      One of those programs seemed to be my problem. I have pm'd genesis, maybe he can confirm whether there was a conflict.

     

     
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