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WatchWAN

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    50,789
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 20, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #47 in Miscellaneous

Editors' Review

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This application effectively monitors and logs your bandwidth, but will not return accurate results unless you alter a select setting. WatchWAN's small tabbed interface is well designed to display pertinent data. This utility monitors TCP, UDP, and ICMP traffic, though each can be easily set to ignore. Current speed is displayed in a scrolling bar graph that can be frozen, but not enlarged. The packet display features the From and To IP addresses for each packet, along with the port, type, and amount of data transferred. The ability to scroll the packets display is available in WatchWan's settings. Scrolling helps users note select IP addresses to better discover hidden spyware or match URL to IP address. The log display merely lists the total data transferred per day broken down into upload, download, and pass-by usage. The utility does not include a needed help file, but offers a link to the publisher's Web site. On the site is a brief mention of a required setting to accurately measure usage. Novices will have little need for this helpful freeware application, but power users will find it one of the better bandwidth monitors available.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 23

1 stars

"Crap program"

February 20, 2013  |  By pietpetoors

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

No idea what is good about this.

Cons

The piece of crap loads SearcYa as home page on my browser and default search engine in my browser. I do not like if software think they can install stuff on my computer without asking first

Summary

Dont install it

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1 stars

"Could not even install on Vista"

September 13, 2012  |  By Lee70043

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

I would not know since it did not install

Cons

I would not know since it did not install

Summary

No start up and no unload program.

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1 stars

"Didn't even open"

August 23, 2012  |  By dancleg

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

It's free.

Cons

Errors, wouldn't open

Summary

After installing the program, I attempted to open it and got an error message about ActiveX missing (which I have the current version for). The error kept the program from opening, so I wasn't able to try it.

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1 stars

"It doesn't run on my Win7 x64"

July 29, 2012  |  By nata_cto

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

No Pros. See Cons

Cons

When it starts it gives message that an object didn't load. Then when i try to click on anything...it crashes. Re-installs did not help and I have a very clean system.

Summary

Useless little junk.

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2 stars

"It worked when not frozen"

February 13, 2012  |  By I_dont_want_a_username

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

Monitored network usage as I wanted.

Cons

Would freeze anytime I'd click on it when I didn't have it in the foreground. Would take 2-5 minutes to unfreeze.

Summary

I guess it'd have been great (if not the perfect answer to what I am looking for) if its constant freezing issue hadn't existed.

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4 stars

"Great utility but could use help file"

January 07, 2012  |  By sbheck

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

It worked for 12 months without a hitch and gave me all the information I needed along with a log of each days download usage-with NO Problems.

Cons

In mid December, the program window came up like normal but registered NO activity for several days although I was using the internet constantly. I uninstalled the program and downloaded and installed it again. However the new installation does not register any internet activity

Summary

I'm using it on windows XP pro. Any ideas as to how to make it work would be appreciated.
sbheck1929@hotmail.com

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1 stars

"Windows 7 ERROR reading network"

June 23, 2011  |  By Jseplin

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

Don't know

Cons

Can't read network card or won't show it

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4 stars

"Accurate, Useful, and helps identify shared usage hogs."

April 05, 2009  |  By SteveD85020243

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

With a whole family of internet users, no-one seems to know where the account download quota has disappeared to each month. I was considering an expensive router with byte counts per port. This utility does better by counting WAN and not LAN.

Cons

Nice as is, but I really would like the log to do an AM/PM split to see our peak/off-peak quota usage. Being able to minimize the stopwatch would be nice. Being able to dump the log to a file (name based on IP addr or MAC addr) would be excellent.

Summary

The author is to be commended for this fine piece of engineering. It is a tool for a specific task that most of us come up against.

I have used Ethereal to diagnose some very tricky problems and understand the parentage of this program. Paired down to basics, WatchWAN does what it says and measures the internet traffic to and from the installed workstation that is destined for the internet.

It does not have a help or about menu items, or any identifiable command line parameters. Just an instruction or two, or perhaps a URL to reference would have helped me a little. Even so it solved most of my problems with accounting for internet quota usage.

We are still on an AM/PM split usage plan that has an off-peak/peak quota measured separately so being able to log that kind of usage directly to a file as a CSV format would allow charting with a spreadsheet. I would pay ten bucks for shareware that did that. Free as is, the author has given us an excellent gift.

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5 stars

"Excellent free software. "

June 06, 2008

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

It keeps track of how much you download. Very important now with bandwidth caps coming in the future.

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1 stars

"BEWARE!!!PLS HELP!!!"

March 20, 2008  |  By deathcodes

 |  Version: WatchWAN 1.0.0.1

Pros

at first iam amaze coz it records all the ports and ip's that iam connected!! BUT!!!

Cons

BUT!!! after a few minute's this software ruined my internet connection setting and it insist to use an IP address not registered in my connection! my broadband network connection tells me that iam not connected in the internet BUT the watchman icon at the lower right with 2 monitor screens like my broadband connection says that iam connected! the watchman programs connects and sends unknown data's somewhere! i tried to manually configure my connections by entering the IP etc etc and i entered them correctly BUT still i cant connect my broadband internet connection! and when i click the REPAIR in my broadband connection tools the watchman etc keeps on putting a different ip!!! i disconnect my internet hub and i unstalled the watchman program...BUT the Netson etc i dont remember the exact name is still on my connection tools with the options internet protocols, Qos packets scheduler etc and then i unstall the Netson etc and when i use the FIND tool in my computer i typed WinCap the ones it wanted to install the second option when you first intall this program the wincap thing...it says theres no files that goes by that name...BUT! when i use FIND tool again and i type win the WinCap folder showed and when i opend it, it says GHOST INSTALLER etc!!!!!! OMG!!! iam not even sure that my pc is still SAFE!!!!! pls help me any idea how to clean my pc??? i cant use the FORMAT option i cant reformat my pc! huhuhuh pls help

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Genesys Softwares
Publisher web site http://duf.sourceforge.net/watchwan/
Release Date April 20, 2006
Date Added April 20, 2006
Version 1.0.0.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 2.02MB
File Name watchwan_v1pr_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 50,789
Downloads Last Week 24
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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