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DU Meter – Bandwidth Monitor
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You know what the internet is, you know how to connect to the internet, and you know that, when you’re connected, you can send and receive data. The question is: do you know how much data you’re sending out and how much data you’re receiving? The Hagel Technologies-developed application DU Meter is here to provide a real-time answer to that question. This application displays how much data you’re uploading, how much data you’re downloading, displays detailed reports about your traffic, and it also alerts you when network traffic exceeds a certain limit.

The first step in testing DU Meter is downloading it on your computer. The application weighs in at 2.4MB, so it should only take a moment for the download to complete. A setup wizard will guide you through the steps you need to take to get DU Meter up and running. Just select the language you want, click a few times, and the installation process is complete.

Once up and running, you will first be greeted by a “Welcome to DU Meter” prompt. The prompt thanks you for getting DU Metter and asks you to complete a wizard that will explain how the application works. The wizard is useful for new DU Meter users that have never used the application before; it is also useful to old DU Meter users as it presents the new features the software has to offer. If you skip the wizard, you can also revisit it by right clicking the DU Meter window, then selecting “Welcome wizard”.

Using DU Meter is a straightforward process as you don’t actually have to do anything. The software displays a window in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen – in the window you see a real-time chart of your network traffic. The whole thing is color coded. Red represents incoming traffic, green represents outgoing traffic, and yellow is traffic that goes both ways.

You can change these colors if you want to. You can also move the window around and place it wherever you want on the monitor. You can also resize the window if you want, or you can use the mini mode, which I found to be less distracting.

When installed on Windows Vista or Windows 7, DU Meter has a taskbar band and a gadget to offer. The taskbar band numerically displays your network traffic (something like 250kbps download, 10kbps upload). The gadget is very similar to the floating DU Meter window. It displays a graph and it numerically displays your network traffic.

DU Meter’s party piece will appeal to those who are on a limited internet plan or those who don’t want to exceed certain traffic limits. You can set up alerts for when total monthly traffic exceeds a certain limit. Or you can use a stopwatch to see how much traffic you generated during a specific amount of time.

DU Meter is the perfect solution for the users who need to keep a close eye on incoming and outgoing traffic, as well as for the users who want to monitor their internet connection closely so as not to exceed a certain limit.

Pros:
The application is very easy to use. The welcome wizard will guide you through the initial setup process of DU Meter, the interface is easy to use, the options and settings are not cryptic. There’s a DU Meter floating window, a taskbar band, and a Windows gadget. Alerts can be set up for when traffic exceeds a certain limit. Hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly reports. There’s a stopwatch to monitor network traffic.

Cons:
DU Meter is free to use only during the 30-day trial period.


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DU Meter has been reviewed by George Norman on 15 Feb 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated DU Meter 4 out of 5 stars, naming it Excellent
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