I had this one bookmarked to test for a while since post on NetWorx at ghacks, then Jonny had mentioned it in comments under my post about NetLimiter and finally Rick had made post on NetWorx as well.
I deemed unwise to ignore it any longer so here is NetWorx traffic monitor review. :)
What it does
NetWorx is traffic monitor tailored to evaluate and control bandwidth consumption. It takes note of traffic passing through computer overall or through specific network connection, displays current dynamics
and provides multiply long-term reports
NetWorx is developed by SoftPerfect, same company that offers Network Scanner I had reviewed in the past.
- flexible quota and notification system to warn about consuming too much traffic;
- customizable floating indicator;
- multiply report export options (Excel, Word, HTML, text, CSV);
- separating traffic by user accounts;
- internal ping, trace route and netstat utilities.
Needs and wants
Huge gaping hole in set of function is that NetWorx is completely oblivious of applications. It shows how much traffic is used (good for control) but has no clue how and what consumes it (effectively makes it useless for looking into it).
Excellent and completely portable monitor but with rather narrow focus. Would fit perfectly for people that need to stay under traffic limit but for precise reports and diagnostics NetLimiter beats it by large margin.