How to Monitor Network Traffic in Windows 7 with Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

Monitor Network Traffic Windows 7 Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 Microsoft released a best network monitoring tool recently. Its an good idea  to use this product with your MS Operating systems since both from same place. This post explains how to monitor network traffic in windows 7 with latest Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4.

Sometimes, it will be very useful at home user level to check your network activity. When Windows 7 network slow, internet browsing very slow, connection problems and high network activity when you do nothing then this tool is very helpful.

Here is the way of Monitor Network Traffic in Windows 7

1) Download MS Network Monitor 3.4 from official site. ( Download correct version for x86 or x64)

2) Install it. You have to log out and log in to detect network adapters of your computer.

3) Once network adapters listed under ‘ Select Networks’ at left bottom corner, click on New Capture.

Monitor Network Traffic Windows 7 Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

4) Press Start to start the monitoring. This will start to capture all outgoing and incoming network packet details in Windows 7. All details will be shown under Frame Summary.

You can view the programs that using network traffic under Network conversions.

Monitor Network Traffic Windows 7 Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

5) Click on the program you want to monitor separately. For example, if you click Yahoo messenger, you can view its network activity under Frame Summery.

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6) Another best part is filtering. Just select the type of network traffic you want to monitor in Windows 7 computer.

To enable filtering in Microsoft network monitor 3.4, click on Load Filters drop down button under Display Filter. Pre defined filers available under Standard Filters. Select the required type and press Apply. You can edit them and save as in different name too.

Monitor Network Traffic Windows 7 Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

7) Don’t forget to  press ‘Autoscroll’ button under Frame Summary to view activity without  scrolling.

Monitor Network Traffic Windows 7 Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

8.) You are ready to start monitoring.

These are the very basic methods, there are lot of advanced functions available on Network Monitor 3.4, try them.

I would recommend to use Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 with Windows 7 to monitor network traffic on home or office computers. This works with almost all MS OS products including Windows 2008 R2.

Share your experience with this tool and any new findings on this.

More advanced details are,

Parser Profiles in Network Monitor 3.4

Highlighted New Features


    • AA says

      Given the author’s name is Dinesh, I’m guessing English isn’t his first language, give the guy a break retard.

    • JPZuerich says

      It rather seems to me that CC is too darn stupid to get it up and running, so out of frustration he just insults the messenger.

      To Dinesh, thank you, you made my day!

      • says

        Thanks for the comment.
        I haven’t noticed the CC’s comment till today.
        It was written one year ago and I can see the language errors now. I’m still improving my English skills, as AA said, English is not my first language.

        I normally insert more screen shots to avoid these type of language errors and to make my readers understand quickly and easily. :)

  1. Fadi says

    Thanks a lot, dont worry about the language errors, whoever is seeking an information will try to get it even if it is Gebrish! CC is another example of kids nerd raging for no reason.

    very useful information Dinesh keep it up.

  2. Patrick says

    Thank you for your tip. English not either my first language… And guess what ? I don’t give a crap…


    Patrick in Philippines