Internet monitoring devices

  octal 19:34 02 May 2005

I have asked this before, but didn't really get any replies, so forgive me if I have another go.

A lot of people seemed to be using net monitors of various types. I have tried several, but all of them seemed to record not only uploads and downloads but also broadcast traffic. This broadcast traffic is making a mockery of any meaningful results, this is a screen shot:

click here

The first figures are for a week, the second is for a month, I installed this program last week so the April figures are for about one week only. The May figures are for two days! The computer has been on, but the Internet Hasn't been used all the time. Even when the internet is not being used the network card is still connected, therefore the monitor is still recording traffic as it should.

The question I really want answered is, if you are on a capped service, is the broadcast traffic included or excluded in the cap? If its excluded it seems a bit of a waste of time trying to monitor your own personal traffic using all the normal Internet monitors I've tried.

Any comments please?

By the way, I've tried both Windows and Linux monitors, they're both the same as I would expect.

  Buchan 35 19:59 02 May 2005

your "click here" gave a very distorted picture. Hope it`s not my PC. I can`t help otherwise as I`m not on BB. All the best

  octal 20:01 02 May 2005

Thanks for checking, it looks fine at this end. I think if you click on the image it will zoom in a bit and it should look better.

  octal 21:43 02 May 2005

Any thoughts please?

  octal 12:42 03 May 2005


  octal 17:35 03 May 2005


  octal 20:59 03 May 2005

I'll tick resolved

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