watch -n1 'ifconfig eth0|grep bytes'

watch your network load on specific network interface

-n means refresh frequency you could change eth0 to any interface you want, like wlan0
Sample Output
Every 1.0s: ifconfig eth0|grep bytes                    Sat Mar 20 11:21:15 2010

          RX bytes:3310367 (3.1 MiB)  TX bytes:528391 (516.0 KiB)

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By: qiaomuf
2010-03-20 03:24:26

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