CNET Bandwidth Meter

CNET Bandwidth Meter

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 95 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    193,214
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 22, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    155.02KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Windows
User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 95 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 25
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 95 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 25
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4 stars

"Good program"

April 06, 2012  |  By linyoest

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I have Windows7 set up with multiple user accounts and this little meter collects and reports on each user, as well as reporting the total for all users. I like the tabbed breakdowns: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and I like that in the "At a Glance" it lists each user by name and gives today, this week, this month and this year usage totals. Seems to be a very sweet little program.

Cons

One little fluke is that all users--except the first person to log in for the day--gets an error message that reads: "Error in multisuer sync module initialization: System Error. Code:5 Access is denied." This appears even though the user is not trying to access the meter, but the meter does run in the system tray. I don't know what the error means, but it doesn't seem to be affecting the meter.

Summary

It's a good program overall.

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1 stars

"Download produces only error when running IE8/Vista SP2"

October 06, 2010  |  By gthurman

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Previously it was one test that ran across desktops, netbooks and smartphones.

Cons

Now it no longer runs on my Vista desktop.

Summary

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5 stars

"works well for me"

August 23, 2010  |  By yaaaaayaay

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

works well for me

Cons

none that i have found

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4 stars

"Better Than Sidebar"

August 13, 2010  |  By vjbrownbear

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

There ae some widgets that real give good info

Cons

fiding good widgets to download

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2 stars

"Every Tester Different"

July 14, 2010  |  By MrCue888

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Would be nice if i could trust it

Cons

way off from other testers

Summary

It seems to show far slower than all other testers. Even Cnets online test can shows my bandwith to be twice as fast as the widget shows. In one test Speedtest.com shows my speed @ 8.16 Mbs - Cnet Online Test = 2738.3 kbps (2.67 Mbs) - Cnet Widget = 1637 kbps (1.60 Mbs ). If the Cnet testers are right I'm being ripped of by Comcast!

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3 stars

"Quick readout is great"

June 01, 2010  |  By Darirene

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Nice easy to see dial indicator.
Fairly accurate

Cons

Like many speed meters this on only gives you the total bandwidth.
No indication of the upload speed vs the download speed.

Summary

Good for a quick band width but for a more accurate meter I still prefer the meter at
ABeltronica.com which tests both the upload and the download speed.

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1 stars

"Can't log in, so only rating is "terrible.""

May 29, 2010  |  By chuckssite

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

No pros 'cause I can't load the download page. Error on page.

Cons

Can't download the product, so it doesn't work. That's about the worst con (and I do mean "con") that one can have. I will get rid of Yahoo Widgets as I do not need something else running in the background.

Summary

Can't download the product, so it doesn't work. That's about the worst con (and I do mean "con") that one can have. I will get rid of Yahoo Widgets as I do not need something else running in the background.

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1 stars

"Will not download."

May 10, 2010  |  By post4999

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Nothing, it will not download.

Cons

It will not download.

Summary

No ability to download this app. Other Yahoo apps download just fine this will not.

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1 stars

"Would not download"

May 09, 2010  |  By robertmitchell

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Simple & Easy to Use."

April 20, 2010  |  By Flashtoria

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Simple 1 Click Feature is very useful, It's look is sleek. And Works perfectly with the "Yahoo Widget"

Cons

Could do with some addition advanced and novice settings, Other than that None.

Summary

Simple and real easy to use, With it's 1 click feature.

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General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date August 22, 2007
Date Added August 22, 2007
Version
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Yahoo widgets engine
Download Information
File Size 155.02KB
File Name Bandwidth_Meter.widget
Popularity
Total Downloads 193,214
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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