Recently, Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1903 update. But still, Windows 10 doesn’t come with any Internet Speed Meter. Like, we get in the Android status bar. Yes, by going into Task Manager > Performance > Wi-Fi (Or Ethernet). You can check your current Internet speed. But, there isn’t any option to get real-time internet speed meter in the Windows Taskbar. That means, there isn’t any way to check, that, how much your Computer is consuming the internet in real-time.
In this situation, third-party network speed indicator Software comes in handy. There are many free and paid tools available to show internet speed in the Taskbar. But, In this post, I will suggest you some best tools. These tools will show you real-time internet upload and download speed on your Windows PC.
How Internet Speed Meter is helpful?.
Network Speed Meter is very helpful if you don’t have a high speed or stable Internet connection. In Windows 10, updates get download automatically. And, if you have a slow connection, then, it can affect the work that you’re doing. Also, If your Internet speed fluctuates. Then, keeping an eye on real-time Internet speed is useful. Basically, it will help you to track connection problems.
If you’re looking for free Internet Speed Monitor software. That can show you real-time download and upload speed. Then, this is the best tool, which you can use. There isn’t any specific site to download this software. You can download it from Softpedia for free. Though, this tool is designed to run only in Windows XP, Vista and 7. So, it might not work directly in Windows 8 and 10. You have to run the installer in compatibility mode.
Click on Compatibility tab > Mark the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and click on OK.
2. Now, you can install it and you will not get any compatibility error.
3. After installing NetSpeedMonitor, Right-click on the taskbar. Go to Toolbars and click on “NetSpeedMonitor”.
4. NetSpeedMonitor one time setup window will now appear. Select the right network interface from it. And, click on save.
That’s it. You will now able to see speed meter by NetSpeedMonitor in Taskbar.
Right-Click on Net Speed Meter, and choose the “Configuration” option. You can select Bitrate and customize it.
NetWorx (Windows, macOS, and Linux.)
NetWorx is one of the most powerful tools to measure Internet Speed. It also helps to track suspicious activity on the network, like, hacker attack and trojan horses. You can also use it as a bandwidth monitor if you have limited Internet. NetWorx also can identify the possible reasons or sources of network issues. The Software also can send you a visual and sound alert when the connection is down. Or, when some suspicious activity is occurring in Windows. With Networx, You can always see statistics of monthly and weekly bandwidth usage.
And, yes, you can enable Internet Speed Meter in Windows Taskbar or Toolbar. And, the speed meter will show you real-time upload and download speed. You can also customize the speed indicator graph. There are multiple graph types available to select. Like, histogram, numeric, polyline and columns. You can also select the transfer rate unit between Bytes and Bits. But, I suggest you select Bytes/s.
Install Networx and Show Internet Speed Meter in Taskbar.
2. After installing it successfully, NetWorx welcome window will appear. Select Language and Click on next.
3. Now NetWorx will ask you to select your Internet Connection. You can either select a specific connection or can keep it on “All Connections”.
4. Click on Next, and then click on Finish.
5. To show Internet speed meter now in the toolbar. Right-Click anywhere in the taskbar. And then, take the mouse pointer over Toolbars. And, mark the “NetWorx Desk Band” option.
That’s it. You will able to see real-time download/upload speed in Taskbar.
And, to customize graph settings, Right-Click on Networx icon, and then click on Settings. (Don’t forget to select Bytes/s in transfer unit rate. And, Apply the settings.)
After NetWorx, DU Meter is the best Internet Speed Meter for Windows 10. DU Meter comes with 30 days of the free trial. And, if you find it useful than you can buy its license. There are two license plans available to choose from. Single-user and business licenses and Family Pack. Currently, for Indian users, it is available for $9.95. DU meter also allows adding speed meter in the taskbar. And, that’s all you wanted.
You can customize the color & sound of DU Meter. So basically, you can do audible network monitoring. Also, you can customize the traffic monitor Graph. Apart from the taskbar or toolbar, you can enable a floating window of the DU Speed monitor. The data transfer rate unit option is also available. It also shows the highest Internet speed.
2. To enable Network Speed Monitor in the taskbar. Right-Click on the toolbar. Take mouse pointer on Toolbars > Click on “DU Meter” to enable.
That’s it, now you will able to see upload and download speed in Taskbar.
To enable or disable floating Internet speed Monitor, Right-Click on DU Meter icon. And, click on the Show/Hide DU Meter option. And, by clicking on “User options”, you can access settings. Can customize DU Meter.
So, these are some of the best speed tracking software for Windows 10. Personally, I found “NetSpeedMonitor” best. Because it’s free and offers what exactly you want. DU Meter and Networx comes with trial period. But, offers many other features, that’s why you need to buy a subscription. Though, if you don’t want to spend to get some extra features. Then, NetSpeedMonitor is best for you.