To monitor Network or ADSL Bandwidth in Ubuntu


To monitor the network bandwidth or internet bandwidth in Ubuntu for understanding network traffic incoming (Rx) and outgoing (Tx)


VNSTAT is the command helps to monitor the network traffic corresponding to the Ethernet adaptors.

To install $sudo apt-get install vnstat








More help:

# vnstat –help

vnStat 1.11 by Teemu Toivola <tst at iki dot fi>

-q,  –query          query database

-h,  –hours          show hours

-d,  –days           show days

-m,  –months         show months

-w,  –weeks          show weeks

-t,  –top10          show top10

-s,  –short          use short output

-u,  –update         update database

-i,  –iface          select interface (default: eth0)

-?,  –help           short help

-v,  –version        show version

-tr, –traffic        calculate traffic

-ru, –rateunit       swap configured rate unit

-l,  –live           show transfer rate in real time

See also “–longhelp” for complete options list and “man vnstat”.


1. You can get the report by using the symbol  > while executing the command.

Eg: $ vnstat > vnstat.txt

2. There is web tool available for generating the reports. Please go through the url below.



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