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Free Internet Usage Monitor

Last response: in Windows 7
August 22, 2011 7:21:50 AM

Hi all,

Last time a few months ago I wanted to monitor the internet usage of computers, I know have a solution.

I now want to know, what FREE software that can fulfill all the following requirements:
1. Be installed on the central server that provides internet access ONLY, not on client computers
2. Monitor what web URL's have each and every client have been to
3. Is not a demo or trial version of the software; it is simply just free software.
4. Install on Windows 7 computer

There is no requirement as to the content of the webpages accessed or sent, simply the URL's is sufficient,though it'll be good

I have already tried:
- Wireshark (Doesn't categorize data and it doesn't filter out the data)
- MING Network Monitor (is not free software)
- Spiceworks (No such function)
- GFI web monitor (not free software)

Thanks all
a b $ Windows 7
August 22, 2011 10:04:09 AM

Ironport :D  but you need a few thousand ;) 

As for free ones i doubt there is anything free out there for what you are wanting to monitor!
August 22, 2011 12:45:06 PM

Networx is a freeware option you can try. I am currently using it. I don't know if it can monitor which websites have been visited you will have to search for it, but I set it up to monitor my ADSL bandwidth usage . It is alot of function so you will just have to go through them all. It works pretty good. I have been using it for about 6 months with no problems on Windows 7.
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August 22, 2011 12:58:06 PM

Networx I have used once. It only monitors how much you've used, not where computers have gone to
August 24, 2011 11:24:02 AM

nobody have any ideas left?
a b $ Windows 7
August 24, 2011 11:27:56 AM

you wont get anything that will monitor the metrics your looking for for free, as the PC will have have to access a proxy server then detail all the requests to a database then the software will have to report against said database, so i highly doubt there is a free solution for your query!