How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 Taskbar

Knowing that a computer is connected to the internet is not enough, data such as real-time internet upload/download speed can be very helpful for online activities.

Uniquely, there is a way to display internet speed information on the Windows 10 taskbar like the following screenshot.

If you are interested, you can also use it. But Windows 10 does not have such a feature, so we need a third-party free software called NetSpeedMonitor.

The following is a guide to getting the program, installing it, to being able to display internet speed on the taskbar.

How to show internet bandwidth on taskbar

Time Needed : 4 minutes

Through this tutorial, you will be guided to be able to run NetSpeedMonitor, because this program needs extra configuration to run smoothly on Windows 10.

  1. Please download NetSpeedMonitorchoose between a 32-bit or 64-bit system depending on your computer.

    Download NetSpeedMonitor How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 Taskbar 2 Download NetSpeedMonitor

  2. Once done, right click on the installer netspeedmonitor then select Properties.

    NetSpeedMonitor Properties How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 Taskbar 3 NetSpeedMonitor Properties

  3. Go to tab Compatibilitytick Run this program in compatibility mode forthen click OK.

    Run this program in compatibility mode How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 Taskbar 4 Run this program in compatibility mode

  4. Next, run the installer NetSpeedMonitor then click Run.

    Run window How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Taskbar Windows 10 5 Run window

  5. Click Next.

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  6. Click Next once again.

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  7. Tick I accept the terms in the License Agreement. Then Next.

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  8. Please select the installation location, but you can ignore it if you want. Click Next.

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  9. Click Install.

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  10. Wait for the installation process to complete, then click Finish.

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  11. Now, run nsmc located in C:\Program Files\NetSpeedMonitor

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  12. A message like this will appear, click Yes.

    NetSpeedMonitor toolbar How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 13 Taskbar NetSpeedMonitor toolbar

  13. Select the internet network that is used, then Save. After that you will see internet speed information on the taskbar.

    NetSpeedMonitor setup How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 14 Taskbar NetSpeedMonitor setup

  14. Right click on internet bandwidth information, then Configuration.

    NetSpeedMonitor configuration How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Taskbar Windows 10 15 NetSpeedMonitor configuration

  15. In section Bitratechoose KiB/s then click OK. This is a unit that is more universal and easier to understand.

    NetSpeedMonitor bitrate How to Show Internet Speed ​​on Windows 10 Taskbar 16 NetSpeedMonitor bitrate

The NetSpeedMonitor program will run automatically when the computer is turned on. Thus, internet speed information (bandwidth) will appear continuously as long as the computer is used.

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NetSpeedMonitor also helps you evaluate the amount of internet data usage during a particular day or month. That way, you can determine whether the internet package used is sufficient or not.

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