Let's say you download a 10MB file. Let's not discuss what 10MB is as to BINARY BYTES or DECIMAL BYTES as you can figure that out.
Let's discuss how you get that file.
1. From some web page.
2. From a FTP server.
After you are done, here's the question. Should the byte counter give you the same number of bytes on the meter?
I am a little concerned with my ISP monitoring and recording of my Broadband useage.
To this end I started using Rokario Bandwith Monitor some months back, and I have a 100-150 mb variance betweeen what my ISP records me as downloading, and this monitor.....when between 1 and 1.5 GB is downloaded for a session/day.
Long story short, I went back to Rokario to determine how their software recorded its data, after my ISP tech guys phrased the relevant questions (with some nudging), and it apparently uses Windows to record, and does not attached or record modem useage (per se)...accordingly my ISP 'justified' the variance (as it does this).
Notwithstanding all this irregularly I can have variances of up to 1 GB between the 2 recording processes. Yes 1GB!
For example when I download 5Gb, say off peak, the isp is may record 6 to 6.2GB.
Does anyone know of a more 'integral' piece of software that would monitor any of these variances more reliably?
FYI...I am using Win XP Home
and a dlink 502t modem
Intel core2Duo 2.33 ghz processor &
2gb ram with nvidia geforce 8600gt
Appreciate any advise