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Topic # 81684 16-Apr-2011 11:43
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Hey all,

Lately we seem to be going through our internet a lot faster than usual and I have a feeling part of the reason is because some applications have been automatically downloading a lot of updates etc, but I'm not sure which ones.
I currently use a Windows 7 network monitor gadget that shows current upload and download speeds and the total amount of data sent/received but it doesn't show which applications are using the bandwidth.

So can someone recommend me some easy to use software that just shows how much bandwidth applications are currently using and would allow me to stop these applications?

Thanks 

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  Reply # 459337 16-Apr-2011 12:19
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Best bet is to get a router like Linksys WRT-54-GL and load either Gargoyle router firmware or DD-WRT on it. Very powerful firmwares that let you easily set quotas, monitor bandwidth and see who's doing what based by IP or MAC address of the machines in your network. You can also setup QOS for things like p2p or VOIP applications.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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