Display Network Bandwidth Speed in Windows 7 Taskbar

March 29, 2010 | Filed under Internet, Software, Windows 7


Windows 7 is a powerful and useful operating system by Microsoft but it lacks of an easy way to monitor the upload and download speed from the desktop unless you run the huge Resource Monitor and go to the Network tab that is covering the whole screen. If you needed a simple tool that can monitor your network speed at desktop, then you can try NetSpeedMonitor.

NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7. With NetSpeedMonitor you can monitor the current speed (up- and downstream) of your Network Interfaces and the amount of data transferred. In addition to the Connection Table with all TCP/UDP endpoints and the Toolbar Tooltip with a quick and short traffic overview, you can also see detailed daily and monthly Traffic Statistics. NetSpeedMonitor toolbar requires no additional drivers like other Network Monitoring tools do.

Windows 7 taskbar network usage

After installation, by default it installs a toolbar that shows the upload and download speed at your taskbar. This allows you to easily see the network speed being currently used. Both 32 bit and 64 bit of Windows is supported. Running NetSpeedMonitor at the Windows 7 taskbar takes very little memory usage and nearly zero CPU usage.

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5 Responses to “Display Network Bandwidth Speed in Windows 7 Taskbar”
  1. Legjendat says:

    Thanks for this great article, just what I was looking for. Perfect!

  2. Loveit says:

    Thank you very much. This is exactly what i was looking for. Excellent little tool to monitor network activity. The desktop gadgets works only when you are at desktop, otherwise while working in an application, you cant see those gadgets. This is excellent! But wondering how much memory is it eating? Coz cant see it in the process list in Task Manager. Well, nevermind. Its still not heavy kind of tool.

    Thank you again 🙂

  3. aza721 says:

    Ahh thank you! This is very good. I was using DU Meter (Commercial) and it was fine but the evaluation period ended. You gotta love free software.

  4. thanker says:

    thanks, very nice, little tool, exactly what i was looking for (a portable version would be cool)

  5. Sheepdog says:

    Awesome 32 bit program but it looks like the author might of stopped supporting it. Can’t find a 64 bit version without a download “helper” attached to it.

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