Constant Network Utilization even when Idle?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Jap1987, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Jap1987

    Jap1987 Limp Gawd

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    For some reason both of my computers are showing a constant .05% network utilization. I dont know why as both are idle yet both my router and my modem are constantly blinking. It is really stating to make me angry because now all of my games lag when i play online. I cannot offer any more info. as i dont know much more. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Fint

    Fint [H]ard|Gawd

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    Go download a packet sniffer (like Ethereal) and see what it finds.
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Gawd

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    Obtain Ethereal from here: http://www.ethereal.com/

    Run it on your NIC interface. It will tell you what the traffic is. Using some detective work it can probably be determined what is causing this traffic.

    Make sure your not using your network connection while capturing the traffic.