NetUse Traffic Monitor
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NetUse Traffic Monitor provides the best way to monitor your network traffic on the Mac. Utilizing the SNMP feature of any modern Internet router or gateway, NetUse monitors and collects real-time Internet usage statistics for all the computers in your home or office that share an Internet connection.

If you have a traffic cap on your Internet usage, NetUse will help make sure you don't exceed your limits. Set your billing date and a monthly traffic allowance and NetUse will accurately show how much bandwidth you consume.

Features:
    What's New
    Version 1.3.6:
    • Updated SNMP test functionality
    • Minor UI updates
    Requirements
    Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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    NetUse Traffic Mon... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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    Lacwbo commented on 16 Mar 2014
    I've gotten stung too many times buying software without a trial first. No trial? Forget it!
    [Version 1.3.5]


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    Bill Schjelderup reviewed on 15 Mar 2014
    This is a nice product, but the developer should mention early in the description that it doesn't work with the latest Apple Airports. Sure it says "requires SNMP compatibility" but one would expect that a Macintosh Program would work with the latest Apple products which in this case it doesn't.

    I expect they were taken by surprise when Apple did this to them, but that is no excuse not to inform potential buyers this long after release.
    [Version 1.3.5]


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    Jocatra reviewed on 14 Feb 2014
    Nice app. It is working fine here. :)
    [Version 1.3.4]


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    Jocatra reviewed on 14 Nov 2013
    As I wrote to developer, remires full compatibility with Mavericks.

    Always, after wake-up, NetUse frozen!

    Please, fix this. Thanks.
    [Version 1.3.2]

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    Jocatra replied on 14 Nov 2013
    remires => requires

    Sorry my mistake.
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    Akjim reviewed on 30 Apr 2013
    Buying though the app store without access to a trial version ... I knew better than this! Won't do it again. Utilized the developers pre-purchase tool (SNMP Test Utility 1.3.1 release) to validate my router as suitable with success.

    Purchased the app through the app store as the developer has opt'd not to make it available through their web site. This should be WARNING sign number one.

    Now I see, from using the app that there is only the ability to monitor aggregated traffic through the router. Default installation on my mac, looking at a time capsule NetUse monitors only the mgi1 interface. This is the aggregated WAN interface. 13 interfaces are available via SNMP from the time capsule, but none can be selected within the app for display.

    I was led to believe, from the marketing write-up that router port monitoring would be available from this app. It does not offer this. I had also understood that individual connected devices could be monitored, this it does not offer either.

    So far as I have been able to discover via use of the app for a few hours and a thorough examination of all the support documents available on the developers web site ... aggregated monitoring is all the application offers. IF this is important enough to you to keep this application running the the background 24/7 then it may be of value for that purpose.

    Regrettably, it does nothing else. I wasted my coin without a trial version on an app sold ONLY through the app store. Let this be a warning to others! NO Trial version ... then DON'T buy. NO direct purchase option, then DON'T buy.
    [Version 1.3.2]


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    Mikofox reviewed on 02 Dec 2011
    Okay I still stand by my comments below, but I did download it as this app seems to be the only one that can connect to SNMP to get TRUE internet traffic INCLUDING that by other clients on the same LAN.
    The UI looks nice and has all the information needed in one place.
    The NetUse Monitor Assistant aka SNMP Test Utility was/is really useful in determining the right network interface (which turned out to be difficult, but digging through the router pages revealed the correct WAN pipe.) I was actually baffled by the amount of interfaces our dd-wrt mega router (Linksys WRT600N) shows.

    The app crashed once but picked up on the data after relaunching it.

    Here are a few suggestions:
    Billing date start day is fine, but maybe should be expanded to select the time-zone as the zero-hour usually starts at midnight where the ISP is located.
    The MenuBar icon is too wide. Have an option to switch off the Counter.
    Actually if the whole BW window could be dropped down from the Menu it would be fantastic, as one would not have to switch Spaces.
    Allow for choosing the notification sound from System Sounds.
    The app really needs a log to document the usage over several month to a year. Something that can be copied/saved/printed for proof/comparison versus the BW metering crap of the ISP. Having a constant quarrel with them and no proof until now.

    Great app! Keep on fine-tuning.
    [Version 1.2.3]

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    Pfoomer replied on 13 Jun 2012
    have you tried this...(from the ddwrt snmp page)

    The usage of MRTG requires another host to actually run MRTG. The router itself provides its actual usage information over SNMP, but its MRTG's job on another host to keep track and display it. If the host is down for a while, no MRTG data can be recorded for the time beeing.
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    Mikofox commented on 25 Nov 2011
    Like to try, but not via App Store! Would like to know if it can measure true WAN traffic and log/display LAN clients bandwidth usage on my satellite internet connection.
    Until this is documented or can be tested I stay with the free BitMeter app.
    [Version 1.2.3]


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    alcourt reviewed on 29 Sep 2011
    I purchased the product and now have been using it for approximately a week.

    There are some missing elements, especially in the interface that seem like unusual oversights. The most notable example is there is no cmd-w shortcut or menu option I could see to close the main window without quitting the application. This may seem minor, but it makes overall use of the product less friendly. The analysis is fairly standard, intuitive use of the features that are there, though the graphing algorithm for handling traffic download when the software isn't running seemed unusual to me. It seemed to presume that the entire time frame was at the rate that was either when the program quit, or the first data read when it restarted. I somehow doubt it was averaging based on time and difference in download volume (though I could be wrong, this is based more on "feel").

    I did find myself wishing this could measure more than one interface. That can be useful when trying to track down a traffic hog at home. Other items on the wishlist include having advanced features on an advanced features page of the preferences, instead of having to dig through a plist file, help inside the document (with pointers from the actual application functions so I don't have to guess where they exist on the web page). While these may seem like minor items, the little things often become important. Fortunately, some of them are trivial to fix.

    I did have one or two odd hang/crashes, but that could have been my system. I was too busy to investigate further.
    [Version 1.2.3]


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    alcourt commented on 16 Sep 2011
    What does this app do that isn't already in TraffiX? The description at least makes me wonder.
    [Version 1.2.2]

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    DewDrop Studios (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2011
    NetUse is a full featured SNMP traffic monitor. A few points:
    Full SNMP support including v1, v2c and 3
    Detailed historical and real-time usage stats
    Support for _all_ SNMP enabled routers
    Usage Alerts
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    Jocatra reviewed on 03 Aug 2011
    Nice and useful app. Working fine here (iMac QCi7 3.4GHz - Lion).

    Thanks for this update, Andrei. :)
    [Version 1.2.1]


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    Woo396 rated on 09 Jun 2012

    [Version 1.2.4]


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    Version Downloads:73
    Type:Utilities : Network
    License:Commercial
    Date:06 Apr 2014
    Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
    Price: $7.99
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    NetUse Traffic Monitor provides the best way to monitor your network traffic on the Mac. Utilizing the SNMP feature of any modern Internet router or gateway, NetUse monitors and collects real-time Internet usage statistics for all the computers in your home or office that share an Internet connection.

    If you have a traffic cap on your Internet usage, NetUse will help make sure you don't exceed your limits. Set your billing date and a monthly traffic allowance and NetUse will accurately show how much bandwidth you consume.

    Features:
    • Doesn't require to be run 24/7
    • Real-time traffic monitor
    • Logs and plots your whole network usage
    • Elegant and simple User Interface
    • Auto configuration
    • Assistant wizard
    • Works with any SNMP-enabled router
    • Configurable billing date and monthly usage allowance (cap)
    NetUse requires the SNMP feature on your router or gateway to be enabled. Please check your hardware specifications to ensure that it supports SNMP before trying NetUse. Or download our free SNMP test utility.


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