Program to monitor Network activity

November 23, 2008 at 10:32:36
Specs: WinXP SP2, Dual-core 1.86 GHz/3 Gb o
Hello, I currently share an internet connection with my brother. He often downloads things at a very high kbs making my internet lag like hell (~600-700ms ping).

I was wondering if there is a way to reserve a certain amount of bandwidth for me and therefore limit his DL speed. Or else, when he downloads, he takes up the whole bandwidth and my internet lags.

Is there a program to monitor networking bandwidth? I mean, a program that will tell me how many computers are connected to my network, and which computer is taking up what proportion (%) of the bandwidth that is available? And also, show me my current connection speed, etc.

Thank you for any input you can give me.


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November 23, 2008 at 12:34:40
Oh man, I suggest that you both agree to a fair something.

The best way might be a soho router with those features built in. Otherwise you would need either a stand alone computer or a pre-made Virtual Appliance to control and monitor network.

See things like load balancer , traffic manager and other open sourced apps/os's to include firewalling.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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November 25, 2008 at 12:04:39
There is a free called "Interface traffic Indicator" you would need to enable SNMP v1, is what I would use on the router and point this program at.

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