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Check network usage on desktop/laptop


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#1 resertedlab

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:09 AM

Is there a way you can keep your wireless/standart network usage at check, the way you can check your mobile network activity? I find a few programs on the internet that claim they do exactly that, but i am not sure how real they are. If anyone have tried or knows other ways of keeping track please say :) 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 01:35 PM

What do you mean by "keeping network usage at check"?


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:39 PM

Well i meant like on your mobile network you can keep track of how much internet was used in the last month and which apps consumed it. This way you can find out if there is gap between them- if lets say you have used 5 GB of net and your apps combined used only 4GB, you will know that something isnt right. I was wondering if something similar can be used to monitor how you used your home wifi internet?



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:28 AM

On Windows 8 and 10 you can right-click your network connection and select "Show estimated data usage".


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 06:13 AM

Thanks for the reply, but when i right- click it it only shows troubleshot and network and sharing center? If i tap it from Connections it still does not show that. I believe it worked before when i was wifi connected, but now i am using cable.



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:13 AM

Maybe it's different on Windows 10. Do you use Windows 10?


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:29 AM

Didier, my question was more of a general if it was possible, so thanks for clearing that out :) I remember now about the estimated usage (i remember that you could even reset it), it usually showed up when i tabbed on the network i was using. But now after i reseted to facotry settings and started to use cable insted of wifi i dont see it, is it possible that it only shows up when you are wirelessly conected?. I am currently with windows 8 (not 8.1), but i am going to reinstall anytime soon so there is no point to search for that now, only after i reinstall if it still doesn't show up we may investigate.


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