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Debuggler
12-08-2006, 03:13 AM
I have an IP phone, X-Box, Vsee, Google Talk and some other bandwidth hogs on my home network.

Even when the all the machines are off, the activity light is pegged.

Does anybody make a box/application that can tell which app is sucking the bandwidth out of my network?

(I use NetMeter - but that only tells me what's happening on a single box).

TechPro
12-11-2006, 01:28 AM
I dont know of any specific tools but I would look at this site:

http://www.monitortools.com/

It doesnt seem to be up at the moment but they have loads of monitoring tools all organised into sections

Network & System
Monitoring
Network Traffic
Monitoring
PC Monitoring
Performance
Monitoring


They are some of the sections. You are bound to find something there.

:)

Debuggler
12-11-2006, 04:53 AM
Thanks, I'll give it a visit.

Debuggler

TechPro
12-13-2006, 11:38 AM
How did you get on?

Did you manage to find an application?

Debuggler
12-13-2006, 12:17 PM
I received a lead on an open source product called Ethereal.

http://www.ethereal.com/download.html

It may be overkill. Simple graphs in real-time would suffice.

Debuggler

breadtrk
06-30-2007, 10:11 AM
Probably just your PC phoning home to the ISP's server. A Simple graph won't show you that, Ethereal, (Now Wireshark) is a very complex tool but it also has excellent documentation. Install it, run it for a few seconds then use the builtin help and Google to see what packets are being passed. You would be very suprised to see all the traffic that runs in the background of your average home PC.

jimmm33
09-05-2007, 02:26 AM
Check out Look at LAN. It's free and will tell you about every device on your network.

http://www.lookatlan.com/

thecoldone06
09-05-2007, 03:14 PM
Check out Look at LAN. It's free and will tell you about every device on your network.

http://www.lookatlan.com/

I'd like to check this program out but the website your provided doesn't look like it has a link to a download page. Do you know where you can download the program at? Looks very useful! :)

jimmm33
09-06-2007, 03:42 AM
http://www.lookatlan.com/download_lal.html

thecoldone06
09-06-2007, 03:14 PM
http://www.lookatlan.com/download_lal.html

Thank Jim!

The Goatboy
09-11-2007, 01:37 AM
Agree with breadtrk, wireshark will give you tons of info.