Originally posted by @moonbus
PM me if you get over your head. I do network monitoring for a living.
Hey, thanks for that. I would love to be a fly on your shoulder when you do stuff like that.
The Nisoft stuff is very complex, is there software out there that can say in plain English what is sucking data out? One time I was on the phone to my son over wifi, and did speed check and found out of 6 mbits/sec I pay for upload, it was showing 0.4 was all left over.
So I tried an experiment, when we hung up, I was getting 5 or so. So I called back while speed check was on, it was still 5 ish.
The only thing I could think of is another son having a Xbox. I assume there is upload and download when they play with other people but could that take up 5+ megabits?
So would like software that would say, Xbox is using 4 megs or whatever.
On the Nisoft stuff I was seeing uploads of 0.3, 0.4 going on, cookies? Is there a way to snuff individual upload stuff? A lot of the lines showed no identifications, like my Samsung
phone showed up as samsung and such and my Epson printer wireless showed up as epson and such but a lot of them had no ID's. Is that a fault of the software or is it not possible to get id's of all of the links?
Are there books that spell all this stuff out? Network for dummies or some such?
One thing, I was told by Dish (my tv stuff) that if we record something over wifi the box will choose how fast it sucks up data, so when I had a 20 meg line, I would see it suck up more than half, sometimes 3/4 of that 20. They said if I went to a faster line it would choose a faster rate and just record the whole show faster.
That didn't seem to happen but I still lose a lot of download when Dish records. Do you see that kind of thing where a Dish box or others will suck up more download speed the faster my line goes? If so, is there any kind of control I can do from my router that would limit such download speed so it would be more equal among the family uses? Xbox, at least 3 smart phones hooked to Wifi and a couple of tablets my wife uses and my comp hard wired and a Tmobile Landlink for house phone.
Just did a speed check, 10:30 am today, now it shows 44 out of 60 and 5.8 out of 6.
Still not sure what is using 20 megs down.
The software shows Dish using 4 URL's I assume to parse video which takes up a lot of bandwidth. 192.168.0.107.8.9..and 19 for Dish alone.
But I saw one URL that says 'private'. What the heck is that?