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How fast is your Streamyx broadband connection? Are you subscribed to the Streamyx Basic 512k but is actually getting an amazing 1.0M bandwidth? This is not likely to happen, the more likely case would be the other way round. In order to check on the bandwidth stability we are actually getting, we can use a nice monitoring tool called DU Meter.

DU Meter is a tool for monitoring the bandwidth of your Internet connection. It monitors network traffic on your computer and displays real-time graphical and numerical data transfer rates.

Watching your data transfer rates can be very enlightening as you open up a web page, reads an email, or starts an Internet application. This will give you a much better idea of how long the operation will take, and will also let you know how efficient your Internet connection is.

Network monitoring tool

DU Meter doesn’t take up a lot of desktop space when it’s running, in fact it stays silently in the system tray until you wakes her up. The bandwidth/speed chart she displays is small, and even semi transparent which makes it so cool! Check out the semi transparent graph on my desktop… that pretty babe is not my girlfriend, just in case you misunderstand. 🙂

DU Meter features at a glance:

  • Provides clear graphical and/or numerical display
  • Logging facility with export to many different file formats, including Excel and HTML
  • Permits close supervision of uploads and downloads
  • Works with Dial-Up, ISDN, Cable Modem, ADSL, Ethernet cards, and more
  • Full compatibility with Windows 98, NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP
  • Auto-hide feature minimizes the meter to the system tray in the absence of network activity
  • Scalable to your own modem download capabilities
  • Option to view readout in moment-to-moment or average values
  • Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity drops below a certain level
  • Useful stopwatch to accurately time downloads and report the average transfer rates

Interested to measure how well is your Internet connection? Download the free 30-day evaluation version of DU Meter from here.