Windows Network Traffic Monitor Software
If you want to monitor your network and analyze your internet bandwidth usage, NetworkTrafficView is the perfect solution for you. NetworkTrafficView is a freeware network monitoring tool for Windows that displays general statistics about your network and internet traffic by capturing the packets that pass through your network adapter. You can track which applications are connected with internet and using your bandwidth. The packets statistics is grouped by the Ethernet Type, IP Protocol, Source/Destination Addresses, and Source/Destination ports.
Windows Network Monitoring Capture Drivers
This network traffic monitoring software works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 8, including 64-bit systems. All you need a capture drivers installed in your Windows system to run NetworkTrafficView. You can install WinPcap capture driver that allows you to capture network packets on any version of Windows.
Microsoft provides a free new version of Microsoft Network Monitor driver (3.x) that is supports Windows 7/Vista/2008. Microsoft gives network capture driver for Windows XP that can be used by this network traffic monitoring software (download and run netcap.exe to install the driver).
You can also try to use NetworkTrafficView without installing any driver, by using the ‘Raw Sackets’ method that comes with some limitations. Raw Sackets works only partially, and it captures only the incoming IPv4 TCP/UDP packets. On Windows 7 and Windows 8 with UAC turned on, ‘Raw Sackets’ method only works when you run NetworkTrafficView with ‘Run As Administrator’.