How to Check FTP Transfer Rate

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How to Check FTP Transfer Rate
Monitor your bandwidth to check upload rates. (Dynamic Graphics/Dynamic Graphics Group/Getty Images)

Individual applications that transfer files using FTP may have their own methods for monitoring transfer speed. But for a single method that works across all applications, consider an external bandwidth monitor. Windows no longer tracks bandwidth usage, but several free third-party tools display your upload and download speed. Close other Internet programs besides your FTP transfer tool, and check the bandwidth monitor to determine your transfer rate.

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Instructions

    Net Speed Monitor

  1. 1

    If your computer uses the 32-bit version of Windows 7, download Net Speed Monitor 2.5.4.0 for Windows. (See Resources.)

  2. 2

    If your computer instead uses the 64-bit Windows 7 version, download Net Speed Monitor 2.5.4.0 for Windows (msi, x64). (See Resources.)

  3. 3

    Run the installation program. The license agreement will open.

  4. 4

    Accept the agreement. Click "Next." Further options will open.

  5. 5

    Click "Next." Click "Install." A dialogue box will ask whether you want your task bar to display the "NetSpeedMonitor toolbar."

  6. 6

    Click "Yes." Another dialogue box will open.

  7. 7

    Click "Save."

  8. 8

    Run your FTP transfer.

  9. 9

    Check the transfer rate from the task bar.

    Bandwidth Meter

  1. 1

    Download the Bandwidth Meter installation program. (See Resources.)

  2. 2

    Run the program.

  3. 3

    Click "Next" through the options. Choose "Install" when the final step prompts you to.

  4. 4

    Run your FTP transfer.

  5. 5

    Check the transfer rate from the task bar.

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