Net Speed Cat

Display the right net speed at the right position on Windows 11.

What is this?

I really like the way NetSpeedMonitor displays the internet speed on the taskbar via Desk Band. Unfortunately, Microsoft removed the Desk Band feature in Windows 11 (well done, Microsoft!).

I tried to find various alternatives, but none of them met my needs. Until I realised, hey, I’m a software developer too, why not develop one myself? And that’s how Net Speed Cat became true.

How to use

  1. Install the app from the store or download it from the releases page.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Click the checkbox on the left of network interfaces you want to monitor.


You can make the app launch automatically when you start Windows.

Build from source

  1. Install dotnet sdk 5.0+.
  2. Install git.
  3. Open a command prompt and run the following commands:
    git clone
    cd NetSpeedCat/src
    dotnet publish -c Release -o ../bin/Release

Buy me a fish

Net Speed Cat is a free open source software, if it helps you, please support me by purchasing it on the Microsoft Store.