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TrafficMonitor

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:08 pm

Preamble
I have used several network monitors in the past (most of them were abandoned long ago). Years ago (in 2010) I discovered NetWorx and immediately it became my favourite bandwidth tool. Unfirtunately in 2106 it became a commercial program so I sought for alternatives. Later there came out a portable version of NetTraffic and I switched to it. NetTraffic is quite a nice program but it requires .NET which I don't like that much. A day ago I discovered a very promising program- TrafficMonitor (page in Chinese, English page) which tirned out to be a simple but nice program with small footprint on system resources. It seems that version 1.76 is the first release available in English so I will review it hoping that the developer may translate into English some of his other programs in the future.

Synopsis
TrafficMonitor is a network monitoring suspension window software in Windows platform. It can display the current network speed, CPU and memory usage. It also support the functions of display in the taskbar, change skin and historical traffic statistics.
Features
  • Displays current network transfer speed, CPU and memory usage;
  • Displays network connection details;
  • Support for automatic or manual selection of network connections if there are multiple network adapters;
  • Task bar integration;
  • Tray control;
  • Notifications;
  • Always on top;
  • Opacity;
  • Customizable skins;
  • Customizable tray icon;
  • Historical traffic statistics;
Links Downloads
Direct download links for TrafficMonitor version 1.76 (released on 2018-11-11):
Images

TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - main window (static image):

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TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - main window - more info (static image):

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TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - options (animated image):

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TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - tray control (static image):

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TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - change skin (animated image):

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TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - change tray icon (animated image):

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TrafficMonitor version 1.76 - traffic statistics (animated image):

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Portability
TrafficMonitor is set to run in portable mode by default. Data and settings are saved inside program folder (history_traffic.dat, config.ini, global_cfg.ini). To make it non-portable go to 'Options' - 'General Settings' and select 'Save to Appdata directory'. Then data and settings will be saved in AppData (C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\TrafficMonitor).

Instructions
  • Download the 7z archive (TrafficMonitor_V1.76.7z for Window Vista or later or TrafficMonitor_V1.76_.for.XP.7z for Windows XP);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (TrafficMonitor.exe);
Requirements
TrafficMonitor should work under Windows XP or higher.

License
TrafficMonitor is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0.

Note
  • TrafficMonitor is written in C++.
  • TrafficMonitor is slim- version 1.76- 1.63 MB compressed, 5.80 MB uncompressed.
  • TrafficMonitor is light- under Windows 8 x64 it uses about 2.6 MB of RAM or less.
  • Program control can be called from main window (if not disabled), from tray icon (if not disabled) and from task bar window (if not disabled).
  • I find most of the skins unusable.
  • I have tested TrafficMonitor for a couple of days and so far I have not encountered any problems- no errors, no crashes, no memory leaks.
Alternatives
A couple of programs with similar functionality:
Note that 5.5.5 is the last free version of NetWorx.

Details
File details for TrafficMonitor version 1.76 (released on 2018-11-11):

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Windows Vista or later:
Name: TrafficMonitor 1.76.7z
File Size: 1717712 Byte(s) (1.64 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-11-11 09:27
MD5: 5f08d48f53a4ab66fc16d8ceef1ca90e
SHA1: 54717c4fa2ab44938993b77b753a0e149f368657
SHA256: f29df465ae81089595b30eb775ec9e93950d2cdbbdd5b78a44e96efde8955e88
SHA384: 3173e5768ac3b4dac973838e56abac7f52f0433603cba1465b0c25e2b9837d7745b5973b7feeee0879056d1aa07e2f8e
SHA512: 1028d0f9c12ebff80b91b745903d0b9ae6bdb0c7b205fbb0c0ee99c5586f8170805988a3390fe695b8735fa8e999607a012033aad3a0fbcd11f36d1c8295cac1

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Windows XP:
Name: TrafficMonitor 1.76 XP.7z
File Size: 1714330 Byte(s) (1.63 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-11-11 09:27
MD5: 03711ac7a0a65f6cf4a03d7ccc18b1e4
SHA1: fc1567aca73a3c8b9664077c2d47f550df376fed
SHA256: 3c0849791741b0f3b12648539d6396e8ad929f7998271fb879a2caa5f0f4d1a0
SHA384: a1047ab7b6ef182fa83c956e74ab36cf79367ec0986f38e7e623e1b13aebcf46e19c835881a8a949acac5ef649a573c5
SHA512: 0686988f1a7d761ebceb72c6cfbf938530e2ca3102b070ebf65494cb37f6b0bb968eb66bd115665528f7be1a9e5f88c8e3f6d10daed96d79e6f9dd1b96b4b112

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billon
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Re: TrafficMonitor

#2 Post by billon » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:36 pm

Nice find!
Creates empty folder TrafficMonitor in %APPDATA%.
XP issue or..?

smaragdus wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:08 pm
...
NetWorx
...
NetTraffic
...
What about NetMeter?

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Re: TrafficMonitor

#3 Post by smaragdus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:01 pm

@billon

Excuse me- you are right, TrafficMonitor is not stealth- under Windows 8 it leaves the following empty folder:

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C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\TrafficMonitor
I was manually testing global_cfg.ini, changing:

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[config]
portable_mode = true
to

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[config]
portable_mode = false
and somehow I missed that after deleting the folder in AppData when I was running it in non-portable mode the folder was re-created when I started it in portable mode.

Thank you for revealing what I failed to notice.

I also forgot to mention that the skin names are not translated to English.
What about NetMeter?
Yes, I remember to have used this tool once, as far as I know it was abandoned long ago. Also, I usually mention just a couple of alternatives.

gbrao
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Re: TrafficMonitor

#4 Post by gbrao » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:37 am

I just stumbled upon this thread. I was looking for a NetWorx substitute.

This program seems to be just what I was looking for.
V1.77 (2019/05/01)

Add the transparent color setting of the task window. Fix the problem that the text color of the taskbar window cannot be set to black when the taskbar is white (Set the transparent color in "Options" - "Taskbar Window Settings").
Add the function to display crash information when the program crashes.
Fix the problem that the screen will flicker when the Windows Explorer restarts if the taskbar window is displayed.
Display monitoring information when the mouse points to the notification area icon.
Fixed the problem that the network speed could not be displayed when using a Bluetooth network.
Added x64 version.
Improvements in other details.
What I really like is that I can "skin" it. I wanted a slim window just above my taskbar.
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EDIT ; Skinning info here : https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... 7%A8%8B.md
(not updated) The ini file in skin 11 can used as a template.

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Re: TrafficMonitor

#5 Post by gbrao » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:45 pm

Few Traffic Monitor Skins for you to try out attached.
Unzip to the skins folder in TM.

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Traffic Monitor Skins
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Re: TrafficMonitor

#6 Post by gbrao » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:47 pm

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rbon
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Re: TrafficMonitor

#7 Post by rbon » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:22 am

TrafficMonitor 1.78 released on mar 21, 2020

Links for program, tutorial, Skins, Skin editor

- GitHub project page: https://github.com/zhongyang219/TrafficMonitor
- GitHub download page: https://github.com/zhongyang219/TrafficMonitor/releases
- GitHub direct download x86: https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... .78_x86.7z
- GitHub direct download x64: https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... .78_x64.7z
- GitHub direct download 1.77 for XP (Major Geeks direct link): https://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/get/trafficmonitor,3.html
- GitHub Readme (Wiki): https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... E_en-us.md
- GitHub Skin (chinese page): https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... 8%BD%BD.md
---> select Your preferred skin and press '点此下载' (click to download)
- GitHub Skin making tutorial: https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... 7%A8%8B.md
- GitHub Skin Editor download page: https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... r/releases
- GitHub Skin Editor direct download: https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... _V1.03.zip
- GitHub about skins:
--> please read carefully the section 'Custom Skin' in TrafficMonitor page.
- GitHub Update log: https://github.com/zhongyang219/Traffic ... g_en-us.md

Update log (List of changes):
V1.78 (2020/03/21)
Add the function to open the specified application by double-clicking the main window or taskbar window.
Add the function to display the CPU and memory utilization status bar in the taskbar window.
Fix the inconsistence of CPU usage with the task manager in Windows 10.
Added option to show mouse tool tips.
Added the function to set the taskbar color according to Windows 10 light mode when the program is first started.
Added the function of preset schemes in the taskbar settings.
Improvements in other details.
V1.77 (2019/05/01)
Add the transparent color setting of the task window. Fix the problem that the text color of the taskbar window cannot be set to black when the taskbar is white (Set the transparent color in "Options" - "Taskbar Window Settings").
Add the function to display crash information when the program crashes.
Fix the problem that the screen will flicker when the Windows Explorer restarts if the taskbar window is displayed.
Display monitoring information when the mouse points to the notification area icon.
Fixed the problem that the network speed could not be displayed when using a Bluetooth network.
Added x64 version.
Improvements in other details.

Review:
--> Softpedia: https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE- ... itor.shtml

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