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How do I know what is being downloaded?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ram4, Oct 14, 2012.

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  1. Ram4

    Ram4 Thread Starter

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    Hello

    I have setup every application to "ask me before checking for updates",

    Even when I am not using any brower, email or any opther application, I notice that my lights on my modem are blinking quite fast... that is something is being downloded. It has been going on for quite sometime.

    How do I find out what is being downloded (or uploaded)?

    I use
    toshiba laptop
    window 7 prof
    IE9
    MS office 2010
    Internet secuirity (antivirus, etc ...) from Bell


    Thank you very much
     
  2. TerryNet

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    And you have no browser open? And check for new email only infrequently?

    You could try disconnecting from the modem and see if any program complains.

    In Network Connections right click on your connection and select Status. Watch the Bytes sent and received to get an idea of the upload vs download and how much.
     
  3. Ram4

    Ram4 Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much TerryNet

    In the situation I described, brower was not open, email was not open.

    At this moment I have

    upload 104k down 80k

    2 hours before, I had

    upload 20k and download 73k

    That is - something is being uploaded. What? How to I find out?

    Thanks again
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Two hours and only 84k bytes up and 7k bytes down? Don't know if that's any more than "chatter" to keep the network connected. I don't know of any easy way to determine. You could try a sniffer, such as Wireshark.
     
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