New in Hotspot 2015: Client Statistics

Alex GizisBlog, Features

Connectify Hotspot 2015 has a lot of awesome new features.  One that will make you want to update immediately is per-client statistics, which is available to everyone: Lite, PRO and MAX.

A Deluge of Data

With Hotspot 2015, you can see statistics about how much data each of the clients on your hotspot have used. After connecting a device to your Hotspot, go to the Clients tab and click on a Connected Client to expand the statistics section.

Hotspot 2015 - Client Statistics Screenshot

The “Download Usage” and “Upload Usage: show the total data the client has sent through your hotspot, in bytes (B). The Speed statistics shows how fast the client has been uploading and downloading information in the last few seconds, shown in bits per second (bps). The Speed numbers jump up whenever the client starts sending or receiving data, then fall back to 0 when it is not actively using your Internet connection. The Usage numbers only go up, climbing to count the totals ever sent or received by that client.

Please note that the Usage stats are measured of Bytes, and Speed stats are in bits per second (8 bits to a byte). So 8 seconds of 1.0 Mbps of Speed, adds 1.0 MB to the Usage.

If you mouse over the name of the client, there are a few more statistics that are available in the tooltip. Such as

  • IP, Name and MAC address:  Network address information about this client
  • First Connect: The date and time of the first time the client connected to your hotspot
  • Connections: The number of times that the client has joined your hotspot.  (Note that devices like mobile phones tend to jump onto and off networks to minimize battery usage, so this number can get big fast)
  • Time Connected: The total amount of time this client has ever been connected to this hotspot.

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The Usage statistics are saved over time and do not reset when the client disconnects. This allows you to see how much data a client has ever used on your Hotspot. Once a client disconnects, it will show in the Previously Connected section, where you can still view the statistics about that client. If you want to reset the statistics about a client, you can right click on the client in the Previously Connected section and choose Remove.

Connectify Hotspot 2015 is the only Windows Hotspot software to support per-client usage statistics. Update now to get started with this great feature!

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