View Full Version : constant d/l

01-11-2007, 01:59 PM
hi all - ive got cable and have a net meter running it says i have a d/l speed of 10kb/s to 13kb/s when im idle -im running vista but have xp installed as dual boot and tryed that its still doing it there- so i tryed a live cd of linux it still doing it there- i tryed disabling all my oped ports and still no luck ive got nod 32 and spyware doctor running is this just a normal cable thing

01-11-2007, 03:56 PM
??, so what is your issue?

01-11-2007, 04:49 PM
??, so what is your issue?

ive got cable and have a net meter running it says i have a d/l speed of 10kb/s to 13kb/s when im idle

Was going to suggest that it might be Vista downloading its updates but if it is also doing it whilst using a Linux live CD then it can't be that. Assuming the Linux live CD is running on the same machine as Vista, that is.

You don't have any other PCs networked do you? Do you have a third party firewall installed on Vista?

01-11-2007, 05:19 PM
na ive got nothing networked to it but i run an ftp sever on u serve but no one seems to be on that either
and just got the vista firewall

01-11-2007, 06:53 PM
AV downloading things? MS updating?

01-11-2007, 07:42 PM
its been doing it for a week so its not any thing updating as far as i can tell

01-11-2007, 08:43 PM
See if your Firewall can tell you what program is using the bandwidth. Comodo tell me everything I need to know, see if yours can do the same.

01-11-2007, 09:35 PM
Download TCPview from

and it will tell you where your connections are going.

02-11-2007, 02:03 PM
checked in eset smart security firewall (nod 32 ver 3.) and says im d/l nothing at all 0 B/s on all things yet the net meter is showing im d/l ing so i downloaded another net meter to see if it was that still showing im d/l should i be worried about this?

02-11-2007, 02:53 PM
Well I know I would be. Unplug the cable and see what it reports then.

02-11-2007, 05:02 PM
Long shot here, but it isn't the comp stuck in a communication loop with the router is it?
If you have a router icon in the tray, right click and exit that and see if it stops.
As I say, a long shot, but have come across it once before.

02-11-2007, 07:53 PM
ive unpluged the ethernet cable and it drops to zero plug it back in and goes back up also ive got nothing in tray icon to disable im about to ring telstra see what they say about it i bet they dont say much though