Your can protect yourself against attempts to hijack your internet connection by using OMNIQUAD Secure Dialer. Once loaded, it locks down your modem and you can only connect to the Internet using Secure Dialer.
Test your Internet connection around the world with this free broadband speed test. Are you getting what you have paid for? By using Broadband Speed Test, you can consistently verify if your Internet service provider is delivering the connection.
InternetPal is 32-bit win95/98/NT/2000/XP program for monitoring Internet connection. Automatically monitors calls and detects connection types. It runs in the system tray. Detailed information about the connections is stored into the log. Freeware!
BitMeter 2 is a bandwidth meter, it allows you to visually monitor your internet connection by displaying a scrolling graph that shows your upload and download speed over time. BitMeter is freeware - ie.
Boost & optimize your Internet connection speed with this set of tools - A free utility to help you keep your system healthy and responsive. This program is a package of 3 utilities, a network pinger, and SC Net Speed Booster, and a Free Mem tool.