Netgear genie - view usage on desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Miqs, May 24, 2014.

  1. Miqs macrumors member

    Miqs

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    #1
    I have installed Netgear Genie and would like to know if it is possible to view the broadband/network usage in a small window on the desktop. I have SurplusMeter also which works ok but does not show any wifi usage as I understand. As I am on a usage cap I want to see stats for when family are streaming music/video etc.
     
  2. MainStream macrumors member

    MainStream

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    I have never been able to open the Netgear Genie software on my iMac. Have tried several times but always get a message that the program can't be opened.
     
  3. Miqs thread starter macrumors member

    Miqs

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    That might be due to what your Mac OS version is. I am running OSX 7.5

    I would always recommend Surplus Meter for showing the Mac usage is as I am wired via Ethernet to my Mac and it shows on my desktop with a graphic displaying all my usage through this. Unfortunately it does not show any wifi connections so cannot give a complete readout. I also notice that Netgear Genie registers all activity on my network including the sending of files to my wifi printer which can be useful but not what I want.
     

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