Easily Way To Track Your Monthly Broadband Usage.
Everyone loves high speed internet, especially when it’s unlimited. But not everyone has unlimited bandwidth. Most broadband plans have a fair use policy; better known as “data limiting” – which means that after a certain amount of data usage, your internet speed will slow down.
But if you’re like me, who watches videos and streams music all day long, even with a limited data connection; then it became necessary to track monthly broadband usage.
Track your monthly broadband usage
# 1 Windows
If you are using one computer, then you can install a small program on it to monitor your monthly broadband usage.
For example, this feature is built into Windows 8 and above. However, if you are using an older version of Windows (like 7 or XP), try Networx.
See Also: 5 Ways to Monitor Windows Broadband Usage
# 2 Mac OS X
Likewise, the Mac also has a built-in feature to track bandwidth usage, which can be found under Activity Monitor Network.
However, it only shows data since the last reboot. But if you download your MAC frequently, install Surplus Meter or BitMeter. Although both applications have not been updated for a long time.
# 3 Android
Likewise, there is an app called Onavo Count to track monthly broadband usage on Android.
# 4 Router
However, for most of us to the home network is connected to multiple systems. For example, in my home on the Internet have the Mac, PC, your Chromecast, and several smartphones.
Of course, you can install the program in each system and to take stock of their capacity by the end of the month. But this will take too much time and effort. So is there a better solution?
Well, the best approach – to check the consumption of bandwidth on the router level. Since all of your device is connected to a home router, it will track the total bandwidth consumption, including the use of the visited network.
Most modern routers can control the use of broadband. To do this, go to the browser, log into your router by typing 192.168.1.1 and entering a user name and password. Once you see the router control panel, look for Statistics capacity.
Note. Depending on the model of the router / modem actions may differ. So if you have problems, do a quick search on Google.
# 5 ISP dashboard
Bandwidth consumption by user and provider may differ. What’s more, if your router doesn’t have this built-in feature to track your total bandwidth consumption, use your ISP’s control panel.
Most ISPs allow their customers to check their broadband usage. For example, I am using BSNL broadband and below is a screenshot of my monthly usage.
Sometimes you need to create an account with your ISP, or you can verify this directly using the username and password provided by your ISP. If you don’t know how to check your broadband usage using your ISP’s control panel, do a quick Google search or call their support.
So these were some easy ways to track broadband usage across platforms.
What methods do you like? Share with us in the comments.