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A program that can identify the connections runnig on computer?

By paul1616774753 ·
Hi,
I'm on Win 10 Pro.
My ethernet is running about all the time - even when I am not knowingly doing anything on the web.
Is there a program that can tell me who my ethernet is connecting to?
Thank you,
I see this by opening Windows Task Manager
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Blinking LED?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to A program that can identi ...

That's not a good enough test. But there are reasons Windows since about Windows 7 continues to have Internet traffic. We'll get to tools in a second but did you disable update sharing? Here's an article:
https://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/

Some folk install TORRENT Apps and well, then traffic is to be expected.

Let's see what Windows own tools says: Read https://www.howtogeek.com/224170/how-to-monitor-your-network-usage-in-windows-10/

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PS. To answer the topic question.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to A program that can identi ...
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Re: Ethernet

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to A program that can identi ...

Can you tell how you see Ethernet is running?

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Ethernet monitor

by paul1616774753 In reply to Re: Ethernet

I open Windows Task Manager

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Is the computer

by itsdigger In reply to Ethernet monitor

you're using disconnected from the internet when you open the task manager?

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Ethernet monitor

by paul1616774753 In reply to Is the computer
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Re: task manager

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Ethernet monitor

So you see what processes use the network. That's a good start. What processes are it, while you're doing nothing yourself? And how much and how long?

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program that can tell me who my ethernet is connecting to

by deborasumopayroll In reply to A program that can identi ...

If you're on a wired connection, head to Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet. On the right, you'll see your connections listed. Click the one you want. Scroll down a bit to the “Properties” section and you'll find the information you're after.

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How can I fix the Ethernet problems on Windows 10?

by cillentalbert In reply to A program that can identi ...

Check for viruses.
Check your drivers.
Check that the connection is enabled.
Check the network cable.
Check your connection details.
Run the Internet connection troubleshooter.
Roll back the network adapter driver.
Turn off your firewall and VPN software.

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