NetWorx

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 72 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.9
  • Total Downloads:
    172,997
  • Date Added:
    August 25, 2011
  • File Size:
    4.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    608
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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4 stars

"Great for 1 computer - not for monitoring a network"

October 23, 2014  |  By schneidler

 |  Version: NetWorx 5.3.2

Pros

Simple
Uses little memory
Useful
Does what it claims

Cons

cannot measure network usage by IP or MAC address

Summary

This is a great tool for monitoring exactly how much data you are using on a given machine. But not a good tool for monitoring the usage of each device on a network unless they all happen to be windows computers running networx. I have satellite internet and we are limited to 425 mb per day and this is shared by 7 adults. We go over the limit from time and time and everyone denies it was them so I've been looking for a tool to identify the usage of every device on the network, by IP or MAC addresss. This is a great piece of free software with no ads or lame "trial periods" but it doesn't do what I hoped. Quoting from the makers of the software, from this URL (https://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/manual/?lang=English):

"Monitoring of multiple computers

NetWorx can only monitor traffic on the computer where it is installed. If you want to monitor traffic on multiple computers, you basically have two options:

Install NetWorx on every computer in your network. This can only be done if all your computers are running Windows. While NetWorx can only monitor traffic on the computer it is installed on, the instances of NetWorx can talk to each other so that each instance is synchronised and shows the actual overall usage. In this case, devices like iPads, Smart TV or mobile phones will not be metered. This synchronisation needs to be turned on in the advanced settings.
If your router supports so-called SNMP or UPnP protocol, you can monitor all traffic via your router. This however will not give you a per-device usage breakdown and the monitoring computer must be continuously on to poll the router and collect usage data. See the Router Monitoring page for more details."

I'm left wondering why all modern routers don't have this as a standard option in the router interface. Seems like fairly standard info most people would want to have. "Oh look, 192.168.0.107 has used my entire daily allotment in the last half hour - what is going on??"

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.9
Version 5.1.9 fixes a problem with metering UDP traffic in the Ignore LAN traffic mode.
General
Publisher SoftPerfect
Publisher web site http://www.softperfect.com/
Release Date August 25, 2011
Date Added August 25, 2011
Version 5.1.9
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.14MB
File Name networx_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 172,997
Downloads Last Week 608
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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