NetworkCountersWatch v1.00
Copyright (c) 2017 Nir Sofer

Description

NetworkCountersWatch is a tool for Windows that displays system counters for every network interface on your system. The system counters include the number of incoming/outgoing bytes, number of incoming/outgoing packets, number of broadcast packets, and more. You can also initialize all counters to zero at any time in order to watch the network counters for specific event. NetworkCountersWatch also calculates and displays the current download speed and upload speed on your network interface.

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows Vista and up to Windows 10. (Windows XP is not supported). Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Start Using NetworkCountersWatch

NetworkCountersWatch doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - NetworkCountersWatch.exe

After running NetworkCountersWatch, the main window displays a table with the counters of active network interfaces. By default, Both 'Show Only Items With Non-Zero Counters' and 'Show Only Hardware Interfaces' options are turned on. In order to see all network interfaces on your system, you should turn off these options, but when you do it, you might see multiple interfaces with exactly the same counters.

Reset And Restore Counters

You can use the 'Reset Counters Of Selected Items' option (F7) in order to initialize all counters to zero. Be aware that NetworkCountersWatch doesn't actually reset the system counters, it simply takes a snapshot of the current counters and then shows you the difference between the snapshot and the system counters. You can restore back the display of actual system counters by using the 'Restore Counters Of Selected Items' option.

Counters Description

Here's the description of all network counters displayed by NetworkCountersWatch, taken from official documents of Microsoft:
  • InOctets: The number of octets of data received without errors through this interface. This value includes octets in unicast, broadcast, and multicast packets.
  • InUcastPkts: The number of unicast packets received without errors through this interface.
  • InNUcastPkts: The number of non-unicast packets received without errors through this interface. This value includes broadcast and multicast packets.
  • InDiscards: The number of inbound packets which were chosen to be discarded even though no errors were detected to prevent the packets from being deliverable to a higher-layer protocol.
  • InErrors: The number of incoming packets that were discarded because of errors.
  • InUnknownProtos: The number of incoming packets that were discarded because the protocol was unknown.
  • InUcastOctets: The number of octets of data received without errors in unicast packets through this interface.
  • InMulticastOctets: The number of octets of data received without errors in multicast packets through this interface.
  • InBroadcastOctets: The number of octets of data received without errors in broadcast packets through this interface.
  • OutOctets: The number of octets of data transmitted without errors through this interface. This value includes octets in unicast, broadcast, and multicast packets.
  • OutUcastPkts: The number of unicast packets transmitted without errors through this interface.
  • OutNUcastPkts: The number of non-unicast packets transmitted without errors through this interface. This value includes broadcast and multicast packets.
  • OutDiscards: The number of outgoing packets that were discarded even though they did not have errors.
  • OutErrors: The number of outgoing packets that were discarded because of errors.
  • OutUcastOctets: The number of octets of data transmitted without errors in unicast packets through this interface.
  • OutMulticastOctets: The number of octets of data transmitted without errors in multicast packets through this interface.
  • OutBroadcastOctets: The number of octets of data transmitted without errors in broadcast packets through this interface.

NetworkCountersWatch also displays the current download/upload speed ('Current Upload Speed' and 'Current Download Speed' columns) , calculated according to the change in InOctets and OutOctets counters.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the network counters into a simple text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the network counters into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the network counters into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the network counters into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the network counters into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the network counters into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the network counters into XML file.

Translating NetworkCountersWatch to other languages

In order to translate NetworkCountersWatch to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run NetworkCountersWatch with /savelangfile parameter:
    NetworkCountersWatch.exe /savelangfile
    A file named NetworkCountersWatch_lng.ini will be created in the folder of NetworkCountersWatch utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run NetworkCountersWatch, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run NetworkCountersWatch without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download NetworkCountersWatch
 
 

NetworkCountersWatch is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of NetworkCountersWatch, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'networkcounterswatch_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed NetworkCountersWatch utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
DutchJan Verheijen 25/09/20171.00
FrenchLargo 30/09/20171.00
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 19/09/20171.00
Greek geogeo.gr 24/09/20171.00
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 19/09/20171.00
SlovakFrantišek Fico 28/09/20171.00
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh 23/09/20171.00
UkrainianLembergman 30/09/20171.00