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Archive for February 14th, 2011

The Case of the Unknown Network Traffic

Posted by William Diaz on February 14, 2011


If you enable “Show icon in the notification area when connected” for your LAN or other network device, a small icon will blink on and off in the system tray, which gives you a simple visual indication of network activity.

One day I noticed that this icon was solid … always. I double-clicked on the icon to see the number of packets passing to and from the Local Area Connection. Read the rest of this entry »

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