‘Slow Internet’ can be due to actual connectivity issue and in most cases due to mismanagement of bandwidth.
In this article we collect some popular bandwidth management tools which can be downloaded for free.
This one tool lets you monitor bandwidth usage of your machine; it shows details regarding the amount of downloaded and uploaded information and the downstream/upstream speed.
A very simple to use utility for Windows machine which supports following operating systems: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, and 8. Once you install free version of this utility, you can check out which all processes are using bandwidth.
You also come to know how much bandwidth each application is using. You can limit usage of bandwidth by simply right clicking particular application and setting priority to it.
Traffic Shaper XPTraffic Shaper XP is an IP based bandwidth management solution for your networks. As the name suggests it provides network administrators with traffic shaping and flow control capabilities, including automated components for Internet allocation and provision.
While the above two tools help you to actually manipulate bandwidth, this one can help you check and report bandwidth usage. You can also measure the speed of Internet or any other network connection.
In case you work on a machine with more than one network adapter, it might be a good idea to know how much bandwidth is used up by each adapter. Network Meter is a network information tool that monitors any installed adapter and provides traffic details.