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Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

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Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Some of you have already discovered the benefits of seeing the uses of traffic on your network with GlassWire.  Others prefer WireShark.  And, some of these apps are easier than others. The beauty is - you can monitor your usage without guessing where its going and who is taking it. There are free versions available for you to try. No, we're not offering to support it.  Nor will the call center agents be able to assist you with it.  But, we here in the Community are using it in our lab and like what it does.  Those of you that have found these apps useful, may want to add to what's already been posted. 

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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

This may be a good time to point out that one program that I used to recommend, Net Guard, can no longer be recommended as the latest version installs "openCandy" during the install.

From Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCandy


I have an older version installed on one of my machines, malware and virus scans come up "clean", but under the present circumstances, Net Guard can no longer be recommended.

 

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Assistant Professor

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Great suggestions Katie and a good announcement! Hope it stays up for awhile.

I have a router which tracks usage per device but the apps are a free or low cost option. Am I right in saying that those only track what is being used on the device they are installed to? In other words if installed on a laptop it would track the usage on it but not on a tablet using the wireless router also,
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

And it is those pesky wireless devices that can cause the most issues.

Sadly, for some reason, most novice users are reluctant to "simplify" their network during the troubleshooting phase.


A user simply must get from this:


To this as the first step in isolating data loss issues:

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New Poster

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Surprisingly Glasswire used to only run under Windows 7 but I just downloaded it and installed under Windows 10 and its working perfectly
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Assistant Professor

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

I knew I could get ewe to post one of your purty diagrams.
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Well, what can I say ? A picture is worth a thousand words and many users may not be aware of the "shape" of their home network and the various possible "loss vectors".



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Moderator

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Needs more giraffe.
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Ask and ewe shall receive !!!!!

Needs more butter I think.

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Moderator

Re: Try a Monitoring App to See Your Network Activity

Sorry.

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