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Software to monitor network activity outside of the pc

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#1 Surma


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:07 PM

Do you know of there is any (free) software that can be used to check network usage of different components in the network. I want to know what my xbox does when i play online.
Would this require some special hardware? I can check the logs on my router and see what it connects to what and when it did so, but i want to be able to see this in real-time.
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#2 BrianMill1999


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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:34 AM

You just need a network sniffer tool. like wireshark. no hardware required.
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:14 AM

im also interested to know this, if you find anyhting interesting please post it here

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:17 AM

A second thought. I know you must be home network and i don't think your router support span or port mirroring. so even install a sniffer on your pc, you won't see data on your xbox. I mean, hardware change needed. but if you are interested, i can say you need a hub, or switch with span. with them, you can sniffer data from your xbox, and even your entire net.

almost forget, you may diy a tap too: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Passive-Network-Tap/.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 02:18 PM

You will want a hub for this so that you can sniff all of the traffic on the segment. I prefer the tool 'capsa' available at www.colasoft.com (its free)
Capsa has all sorts of features, and it can easily do what you are looking for.

You can avoid using a hub if you own a managed switch that will allow you to configure a span port/port mirroring.

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