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Noefi13b
09-15-2002, 07:40 PM
Howdy,

I have recently got cable and can d/l 2GB a month.... Now I know this a quite a bit but I'm struggling to pay for it as it is so I don't want any suprises at the end of the month....

Is there a program or a windows feature which can monitor my connection and tell me how much I've D/led??

Sorry if this has been asked b4 but I did a quick search and couldn't find anything...

Cheers

Slamo
09-15-2002, 08:44 PM
If your ISP hasn't given you any software, try the accounts section on their website. That's about all I can come up with.

Wiggo's-sister
09-15-2002, 08:59 PM
You should be able to log into your account and it should show you there somewhere just how much you have d/l.

I usually check my account about halfway through the month just to see how I'm travelling, then towards the end of the month I steady myself not to go over the limit (I usually cut it very fine, ya gotta get your monies worth out of them).

ReSpAwN DeMoN
09-16-2002, 02:41 AM
um.......hmm.........a max download limit??? This is very new to me. But I'm running DSL does this affect DSL people too? Also exactl ywhat happens if you decide to download more then 2gb a month?

PlasmaBurn
09-17-2002, 02:59 PM
Try a program that I have found called Download Meter. It runs at startup and provides a nice looking transparent graph (if you've got win2k/xp) and monitors your uploads and downloads and also provides a summary and a estimated use for one months usage. I think it also provides a warning when you get close to a amount.

Hope this helps,

- PlasmaBurn :beer:

Noefi13b
09-17-2002, 10:31 PM
Hey,

Do you have a link or a site name were I can get the prog from??

I did a search in Yahoo and it only comes up with another prog that measures speed not amounts...

Cheers

Wiggo's-sister
09-17-2002, 11:37 PM
um.......hmm.........a max download limit??? This is very new to me. But I'm running DSL does this affect DSL people too? Also exactl ywhat happens if you decide to download more then 2gb a month?


Here in Aus you have a limit with your plan you pick, they are all different depending on who you provider is, and the charges vary if you go over your limit. With the plan I'm on they charge you an extra .20c per MB that you go over.

Mingus
09-22-2002, 09:56 AM
My favorite program to monitor downloads is called DU Meter. It is available at http://www.dumeter.com/

I am running an old version of it, and the newer versions that are out now have more features, but, my old versioin which is easy to find, does everything I need.

It has a meter so you can monitor traffic in general:

<img src=http://studentwebs.winona.edu/pjtheler0193/pics/tweak/meter.jpg>

It also has a totals counter, which you can reset at whatever interval you choose:

<img src=http://studentwebs.winona.edu/pjtheler0193/pics/tweak/total.jpg>

Another cool feature is the Stopwatch:

<img src=http://studentwebs.winona.edu/pjtheler0193/pics/tweak/stopwatch.jpg>

This is a great program, and I would reccomend it to anyone.

Andy
09-22-2002, 01:04 PM
i used to use it a while ago... but i just can't be bothered, at one stage it constantly wanted me to re enter the *AHEM* legal ;) serial number that i had

wolverine
09-22-2002, 09:53 PM
Try NetStat Live from AnologX. It works great and it's free

www.analogx.com/welcome.htm

Noefi13b
09-29-2002, 07:41 PM
Thanks for all the replies guys....

Unfortunatly I exceeded the D/L in the first week....

Now I'm paying 12c/Mb.....

Lucky I still have internet a work... :afro:

ReSpAwN DeMoN
09-30-2002, 01:22 AM
wow. That truly sucks. I couldn't even imagine getting a cap on how much I'm aloud to download. You know what? That kind of thing you expect from a free service. Only allowing a very limited amount of bandwidth. And upon reaching that bandwidth you get the page saying you reached the bandwidth. But your paying alot of money for your internet service and yoru only aloud to download 2 gig? I mean think about how much megs worth of webpages you go to. Or email. Or instant messaging cause that is downloading too. Or quite simplyyou can't even download 3 movies without going "past your bandwidth"

Beefy
09-30-2002, 11:06 AM
Pretty much everything is capped now in Australia. I'm paying $110 / month (approx $55 US) for an ADSL 512/128 connection, with a 10GB cap. Which isn't exactly cheap... but it's the best I can do.

Wiggo
09-30-2002, 11:15 AM
Well on Optus I pay $63.95aus p/m ($31us) for cable w/ a 3GB limit but once you hit that they just cut ya back to a slow dailup rate till the end on the month but don't charge for the extra download amount. I have yet to hit the slow down point yet though. My members account has a monitor too. :smokin:
<center>:cheers:</center>

Mingus
09-30-2002, 11:45 AM
Wow, I am in Minnesota, and I pay $24 US for a 2Mbit cable modem, with unilmited downloads. I couldnt imagine only dl'ing 2 or 3 gigs a month.

Wiggo
09-30-2002, 12:08 PM
Yes ya's over there don't have to contend with the Hell$tra backbone charge rate who's moto is "billions of $'s worth of profit isn't enough each year, let's squeeze more out of them". They basically dictate all ISP companies terms here as I've only had to put up with the d/l cap for 3 months now. :cry:
<center>:cheers:</center>

Mingus
09-30-2002, 12:23 PM
That is quite lousy. :thumbs do

G Smith
10-01-2002, 03:26 PM
Wow,
I guess I would owe the national debt at the end of the month.

I know internet service is different depending on where you live. In Europe it's the telco's that make a ton of money. Guess in Austrailia it's the bandwidth issue.

That would really take some getting used to...watching my downloading....bet it limits your on line gaming time too heh?

Beefy
10-01-2002, 03:32 PM
it does. a friend and I went through just under 1gb on the weekend along gaming... only got 8 1/2 left for the rest of the month now

JediAgent
10-15-2002, 06:00 PM
Wow, I am in Minnesota, and I pay US for a 2Mbit cable modem, with unilmited downloads. I couldnt imagine only dl'ing 2 or 3 gigs a month.

Thats beautiful mingus, what company?
I only have DSL, but i've already donwloaded atleast a gig today, and ive only been on for 3 or 4 hours altogether, and that doesnt include my sisters, who love their P2P free music.

I just love american antitrust laws and how it helps the consumer.

Mingus
10-16-2002, 01:25 AM
My ISP is a local company called HBC.