Unfortunately not all internet service providers allow their customers to have unlimited usage of their service. Some will often put a cap on the amount of internet usage a person has and certainly if you are someone who is likely to be downloading from the internet regularly this can soon eat into the amount you are entitled to. But through the use of an internet usage meter you should be able to control this. Which in turn will save you money as you will not incur any additional costs because you have gone over your usage quota and you have been charged an additional fee by your service provider for doing so?
Luckily most ISPs (internet service providers) today allow you to monitor how much internet usage is taking place. Some times they provide you with a tool that you download and then sits on your taskbar until such time as you need to look at your internet usage. All you do is click on the icon and then log in to the ISP’s website which will then you allow you to check how your internet usage is going. Using such a tool allows you to do your check whenever you want, whether it be daily, weekly or monthly.
But which ever software internet usage monitoring system you choose they pretty much do the same thing. They allow you to keep a careful eye on just how much of your internet quota you are using and provide information and data in respect of this. All of these programs allow the user to be able to track the amount of internet usage on just a single PC or a whole set of networked ones. It also doesn’t matter whether the network is running on LAN or WAN they are still able to monitor the amount of internet usage on each PC within it.
Yet there are those people who actually have been provided with unlimited bandwidth by their ISP will install a internet usage meter in order to monitor the internet connection bandwidth. Which in turn will show them quite clearly when are the best times to be carrying out downloads and when is not. Again doing this will often save them a whole lot of time as well as money.
When looking for a good internet usage meter software program there are certain things that you should take into consideration, below we take a look at what some of these are.
1. Look for one which will allow you to monitor all internet traffic that is occurring through the various different network connections you may be using.
2. Look for a internet usage meter software program that will provide you with real time graphical and numerical data in relation to the transfer rates as and when they occur.
3. Finally look for an internet usage meter software program that is able to tell you just how efficiently your internet connection is functioning.