Although these days Unlimited Internet Plans aren’t very costly. However, if you’re having an Internet connection with limited bandwidth and would like to save and control your bandwidth, it is necessary to monitor your network usage to avoid wastage of bandwidth. We also suggest that you use remote worker monitoring software if you have a lot of remote workers as you can then make sure that they are doing the work that they should be doing, but here we list 4 free tools for windows which will tell you how to monitor network usage
NetSpeed Monitor will display your network download and upload speed in your taskbar. It has an option to remind you of your bandwidth quota and also allows you to track your usage in detail. You can also see which programs have consumed your internet bandwidth.
ISP Monitor is an application with a very simple user interface. Select your Network Adapter between Wi-Fi or Ethernet and done. It will display your consumed bandwidth details with a detailed log. However, you cannot set reminders for your bandwidth quota.
NetWorx is one of the best utility to monitor network usage on your computer. Once Installed, you can track your network usage in detail along with the Peak Time usage details. In the most updated version of this application, you can also set reminders for your bandwidth quota.
BitMeter adds a small desktop widget on your screen which will show you all the network usage details. You can also set reminders so that it can warn you days before you’re going to hit your quota. Although it adds a desktop widget on the screen, it doesn’t need much memory to run in the background. If you are looking for a very simple interface with important features, you can go with this.
Although there are many other freeware application which may help you to monitor your usage, these applications are well tested and require much space or memory usage on your computer. Apart form this, all the application comes with a detailed instruction guide which will help you to setup the application according to your type of Internet connection.