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Internet being used by a computer that is OFF?

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#1 Melodias


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:49 PM

The title says it all. First off, is that even possible?


And now to get into the details.

Every so often when one of my computer's is off(totally powered down) my entire internet lags(ping lag) on every other device. According to Networx software during all these instances there is a constant 20 kb/s upload happening on my connection(this is something never shown when the incident is not occurring). Upon checking the logs of my router page during the times networx is showing the upload it shows several ip's connecting to the ip of one of my devices(the computer that isn't even turned on) I should also note that it has done this once when the computer was simply asleep and not powered down. The 20 kb/s constant upload that is lagging the net instantly stops upon waking/turning on the computer.

The computer's OS is Windows 7 and I have run multiple virus scans and malware scans with Malwarebytes anti-malware.


Can someone tell me if I'm misreading the data and it's actually something else or if this is really a possibility and how to fix it.


I apologize in advance if this isn't posted in the correct location. I literally just signed up on this site a minute ago to post this. :P

I also apologize for the lack of hard information such as screen shots and logs. I will be working on getting that stuff together.

Edited by Melodias, 11 January 2016 - 02:54 PM.

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#2 dev00790


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 04:55 PM



Does your computer have wake-on-LAN enabled in its BIOS?

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