WallWatcher is a lightweight software application which helps individuals record their router’s bandwidth usage, as well as log other available information and store it on the computer, so that you can analyze the data at a later date.
This tool is portable, which means installation is not a prerequisite. As a consequence, the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to suffer any changes, and there will be no leftovers after its removal.
By dropping the program files to a portable storage unit (e.g. USB drive), it is possible to use WallWatcher on any computer you can connect to, by simply clicking the EXE.
This software utility supports a wide range of routers, manufactured by companies such as D-Link, Cyberguard, Cisco, Asante, Airlink, Netgear, Level One, Linksys, WatchGuard and ZyXEL.
Aside from that, it lets you track a number of data, including inbound, outbound and LAN-to-LAN traffic, and router messages, and it can even convert IP addresses to URLs and the other way around.
It is also possible to display but not keep records of passed or blocked inbounds, WallWatcher alerts, router messages and blocked outbounds. Color-coding can be set up, as well as custom alerts via tray icon blinks or e-mail messages.
Statistics can be viewed and copied to the Clipboard, while the program can be paused from retrieving data. Extensive and well-organized Help contents are provided, while it does not put a strain on your computer’s performance, as it uses low CPU and RAM.
To sum up, WallWatcher is a useful piece of software, with a good response time, an intuitive environment and enough options to keep you busy for a while. Nonetheless, novice users might have a little trouble when trying to get around it.