The first time you start OE you will see a small black window and a black
tray icon, both which show you the actual up/downloadspeed. The upper graph
(red) displays the download, and the lower graph (blue) displays the upload
speed. The small window moves freely and is scaleable, a click on the try-icon
hides this window, another click shows it again.
A right mouse click on the window and on the tray-icon displays the main-menu, from here you can enter all functions with just one click.
Change the standard settings:
In order to use the transfervolume recording it is important that OE is always
running on your system, to be sure that this is the case if the autostart
feature is activated.
Choose the Interface to monitor:
Well this is the most important property within OE, it defines whitch interface
should be monitored, you can choose between Modem, Networkcard and all other
interfaces that are installed on your computer. The standard setting is :
"Monitor all network activity"
Display time and volume warning Messages:
There was a time once when access to the Internet cost $1 per hour or higher.
Now when most ISPs ask as little as $10-20 for monthly unlimited access to
the net, there are still countries where ISPs charge users incredible sums
of money for the time (not the traffic) spent surfing the web. For those who
always want to know how much time they are online there is a program called
OnlineEye is a small utility that lets you add information about how much time you're online to every application window. This is very useful as you don't have to open up your dialer window to see how much time you've already spent online - just glance at the title bar of, say, your browser window.
- activate the option „Show Onlinetime in the header of each window“
- if you are online and you can't see anything in the actual header, please check out the "Check Modes" 1-5
Configure bandwidth settings (Bit, Byte, Color and maximum Up/Downloadrate):
Depending on your internet bandwidth you should set up the maximum download/upload
in the „Graph“ window.
Comparing Onlineeye's results with other utilities
When comparing the average data throughput reported in OE with the results displayed in other utilities, such as your browser, or FTP program, it is very likely that the two throughput rates are different. The reason for this is because averages are calculated by using the total bytes received, or sent, starting at a specific point in time and then dividing the amount by the elapsed time. Since it is unlikely that both OE and the other utility began at the same exact point in time to base the average calculations on, the numbers that are reported will be different. However, over time, usually within 10 to 15 seconds, the numbers reported from each utility will gradually begin to coincide with each other. The most accurate method to determine data throughput is to download a large compressed file, over 1MB, from a local server, preferably from your own ISP.
When using a modem connection you may occasionally notice data transmission bursts that exceed the rated speed of your modem. This is a result of the compression and buffering used with modems and is completely normal. You will notice that these bursts occur more frequently when viewing Web pages containing lots of text and rarely when downloading files that have already been compressed. For best results, you should use a sampling rate of one second or higher, and rely on the Average throughput values when evaluating your connection speed.
Windows NT 4
If you are using Windows NT 4 it is suggested that you install service pack 4 or higher. Older versions of NT contain a bug in the SNMP interface which result in memory leaks.
If you are using Windows 95 you must have the Winsock v2.0 update and the Dialup Networking Upgrade installed. Both of these updates may be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/.