Free bandwidth monitor for peak and off-peak

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    My ISP, Optus in Aus, allows me 12GB peak and 24GB off-peak (midnight-noon) monthly.

    Is there a free bandwidth monitor that would allow me to monitor bandwidth usage for both time periods and give the user a quota for each period?

    Ian
     
  2. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    You can try NetMeter 1.1.3 or BitMeter. ( BitMeter requires additional installation of Windows components such as Net framework and windows installer).

    Both are free.

    I was always wondering what that means: peak and peak off.(Can you describe more about it, i'm really interested).

    As far as i understand you have 36Gb quota for download(and upload). It's that right?
    What happens if you go after that number or that depends from ISP provider?

    As far as i can see that's only in Oz land with peak and peak off.
     
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    "Peak" will refer to daytime, when the traffic is much heavier.
    As opposed, "peak off" refers to night, a time of day meant for sleeping, not browsing the net ;)

    A few years ago, I had similar pricing/limiting for dial-up.
     
  5. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    Thanks for your replies.

    I really need the peak and off-peak monitoring.

    I see Comcast users are restricted to 250GB/month - well with that I wouldn't need usage meters!!

    Renegade08 - the ISPs in Aus are stingy and pricey. They curtail your use by setting limits. Between midnight and midday we are allowed 24GB download per month with 12GB for the the peak period of midday to midnight.

    Ian
     
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    I'm in Australia using Netspace with 20 GB peak and 20 GB off peak. I think one of the reasons it is expensive is pipes out of Australia is hard to maintain. Also, our infrastructure is ****.

    Check whirlpool, there might be a monitor that can login to your optus account and check usage in set intervals for you.
     
  7. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Hi to All Aussies:D


    I can see that ISP there, are real paint in the as.!:thumbd:

    I'm reading whirlpool and i see that people have many problems discussing there, not only with internet but also with other services like land line phone, mobile phone, etc.

    @ Iangh

    I hope that replies here will help you. Not only mines.

    Look at JRViejo post maybe that will give you some directions.
    I'm personally using NetMeter and before that i have used DU Meter (but is paid).

    I don't know how much bandwidth monitor can help you?

    Maybe you can limit the internet usage somehow. I know that there such things but i don't remember some of them now.
    Maybe combination of some of this tools can help you.

    Or wait for someone with greatly experience in such things that can help you.
     
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