Monitor network traffic, upload and download speeds, with FreeMeter
FreeMeter is a small, portable and free program that will let you monitor the speed of your upload and download traffic.
A resizable window will show on screen a graph of both or (if you prefer) upload only or download only speed, while in its status bar you can watch in number speed changes.
FreeMeter’s window is nicely designed, in black background and vivid colors for the speeds. You can change colors and the opacity, as well as adjust the units of the graph, select interfaces, etc.
FreeMeter includes also some extra functionality — email check and notify, Ping, Traceroute, UPnP NAT. FreeMeter works, like few programs of its kind, and it is free, well designed, small, portable, feature rich!
* Check also this free Net Speed desktop gadget that will let you monitor download and upload speeds globally and easily.