From All Alex:
RxTx measures the data transfer bandwidth between your computer and multiple servers. Bandwidth is measured by downloading one or more HTTP files from any address shown on your browser address bar. It works with dial-up, cable, or DSL connections. In addition, RxTx displays in real time instantaneous and average modem data rates.
This version adds an average rates display, time scaling, digitized data display, and traffic statistics.
Is not needed to be installed.
Resizable window with automatic scalling of graph as per usage.
Net usage details of a specific period as well as total net usage since start of connection.
Graph should indicate time and KBs (data amount) on X and Y axes.
A real good tool for graphic display of net usage activity. Its more useful when you are carrying out multiple tasks and want to know the total download and upload speed. And if you are using some internet package with limitatios of total downloads over a specific time. I really liked it and recommend you to give it a try.
Small file and has accurate results. You can set meter from KB/s to kbps so you may set benchmark on how fast your connetion. Just run the program and no setup or anything confusing configuration is required.
1) You cannot set it on your system tray
2) You cannot set the program to run at start-up
3) You cannot change the color of the graph
4) You cannot set the tranparency of the graph window if you want to set this on top of all other window
The best I found. Unlike other similar programs it does not consume any CPU time. The CPU loading is extremely low even though data is continuously monitored. In addition it only takes 200 KB of disk space. Highly recommended.
I don't know about other users, but this program works perfectly fine under my Windows XP (SP2), so perhaps they were having issues with compatability with other programs. Displays speed very quickly, as it does a quick test to web pages. It's will be more accurate the more pages you enter into the preferences file, but even with just a few default pages, it was pretty good.
Very poor interface and GUI -- very non intuitive (using "menu" items as if they were buttons, having to right click just to get a menu in a separate window, etc.). Other than that, the program works well, but is very simple and not very powerful. This is for very basic use only.