How to Monitor My Broadband Cable Connection?

Posted on July 25, 2011. Filed under: cable internet, hathway, monitor connection, network |

Monitoring your broadband cable Internet connection is a fairly simple procedure that can help you diagnose problems with your service and monitor your usage to ensure you are not approaching your provider’s usage cap. Several broadband Internet service providers have imposed caps on residential usage, such as Comcast’s 250 gigabyte cap that went live October 1, 2008. While many households do not use anywhere near this amount, if you are using your broadband connection a lot, you may want to monitor the connection and usage to make sure you stay under the cap.


Choose the broadband monitoring software you want to use. There are several free and low-cost programs available that allow you to monitor both your connection and usage, so research thoroughly to choose which program best meets your needs. You can find a list of user-tested software at Gecko and Fly’s website.

Pay any required charges for your software using a credit or debit card and download your software. If you chose freeware, there will be no need to pay. If the freeware you chose asks you for credit card information, do not download it and choose another software.

Install the downloaded software using the installation manager. You can configure exactly which portions of the program are installed to your computer in the installation manager.

Open the monitoring software when the installation is complete. Each monitoring software will work differently, but most are simple to set up to start monitoring your connection and usage.

Also you can search for free version of a software “Netmeter Pro”.

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