How To Show Internet Speed On Taskbar Easily In Windows 10/8/8.1

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As we all know Windows 10 does not offer any internet speed monitor by default.

Hence, we need a simple third-party application that just fulfills our need.

So, we found “NetSpeedMonitor” to be the best app as it’s free software that displays the upload and download speed very easily.

Here, we can get the Upload speed on the top and Download speed on the bottom.

So, here’s the download link for NetSpeedMonitor:

After Downloading it just Install it as another software but if it shows some error during installation then follow these steps.

Step 1 : Right Click on the file and go to the Properties option.

Step 2 : Now go to the Compatibility Tab in top Panel.

Step 3 : Here you have to tick the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” then Windows 7

Step 4 : Click on apply and Ok

Now again install this software and it will work perfectly on any Windows-based PC

How to configure it :

Now you may ask how to change the Speed unit of internet then here you can tweak it according to your preference.

Setting up this app is just like a piece of cake.

It’s that easy.

You just need to right-click on the “NetSpeedMonitor” in the taskbar.

Then, click on Configuration.

You just need to set the network adapter of which the app should show the upload-download speed.

This is just because our PC’s have multiple adapters.

For example, I have just set the “TP-Link…” adapter for now.

Just remember to change the adapter according to your internet source.

For example, if you are using your internet through USB tethering, then you have to change the network adapter accordingly.

Let us suppose, you are not so geeky and you don’t know your current network adapter, then you should use the hit and trial method. The working adapter is always on the list. Just find out…

You also have the option to change multiple settings such as bitrate, precision etc.

Now, Here’s a quick video so that you can understand it more clearly:

Final Thoughts

Since, this app is free and open source, plus it works like butter, it’s worth installing on every PC.

If you like the work and wanna support this project, consider donating and motivate the developers.

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