A "Task Manager" for Bandwidth (for Windows 2000)?
June 10, 2004 11:54 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to know which applications on my computer are using how much of my internet connection's bandwidth. Something like Task Manager for bandwidth. Any recommendations for something free for Win2K that's easy to install, use, and uninstall? Or is there a built-in utility I'm missing?
posted by scarabic to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Well, there's Down2Home, which will monitor and log how much bandwidth total you are using, but it doesn't tell you how much each individual program might be using.
posted by Hackworth at 12:52 PM on June 10, 2004

Netlimiter does what you want (and also lets you limit the bandwidth for a particular application). Not free, but you can download a trial version.
posted by nixxon at 12:58 PM on June 10, 2004

Er, yeah. Sorry about that. I'm using a proxy that encrypts URLs, and I guess it encrypted the URL I linked in my post. Thanks for the correction, jessamyn.
posted by nixxon at 2:07 PM on June 10, 2004

Netlimiter is neat, but it doesn't come free ($30).
posted by Blue Stone at 2:54 PM on June 10, 2004

[yeah ... I saw you said it wasn't free, two seconds after I pressed post - sigh.]
posted by Blue Stone at 2:56 PM on June 10, 2004

Is there anything similar to Netlimiter under OS X?
posted by the biscuit man at 4:23 PM on June 10, 2004

If you just want the limiting functions, for Mac OS X you can look at throttled, although it apparently is port-based rather than application-based. Still, particular ports are typically associated with applications.
posted by kindall at 4:57 PM on June 10, 2004

Thanks kindall! I will see if I can figure it out.
posted by the biscuit man at 5:52 PM on June 10, 2004

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