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Tomato log showing downloads, no PC turned on

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jeffjs, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. jeffjs

    jeffjs Network Guru Member

    Why is my daily bandwidth indicating about a minimum of 20MB per day download when my only PC is turned off and wireless is disabled?

    I just checked my WRT54G/Tomato Version 1.04.0944 and my PC has not been used at all today, but the log already shows 11MB downloaded? Where could this be coming from?

    I don't think it's due to DynDNS running (last response shows connection on Monday, but no update needed at that time.)

    Anyone have a clue?
  2. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Turn on inbound/outbound connection logging and see for yourself...
  3. jeffjs

    jeffjs Network Guru Member

    I turned them on, but not able to see anything interesting (kinda hard to read). I'll keep an eye on it.
  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    it may be something along the lines of keep alive packets for your internet connection... otherwise, I'm stumped
  5. JensG

    JensG Network Guru Member

    If you have cable Internet, that might be the reason. All traffic has to pass through the same cable, and be presented to every connection on the cable. That generates what seems to be traffic on your connection, and you will see the Internet LED on the router blinking all the time.

    With DSL only traffic to your IP comes through your telephone wires, and you will only see the Internet LED on the router blink when there actually is traffic to you, or someone scans your IP.
  6. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    20mb in portscans is huge. it could be traffic from ur isp though
  7. jeffjs

    jeffjs Network Guru Member

    Yes, I have Comcast cable. Sure is odd that there's so much activity, but I guess it could be on the broadcast side, as you suggested. I can copy/paste info from the log if anyone cares to see it.
  8. marclile

    marclile LI Guru Member

    i actually wondered that myself, but if the traffic was coming from your digital cable box for example, wouldn't it be hitting just the cable modem and not getting all the way to the router?
  9. JensG

    JensG Network Guru Member

    With my provider it's not stopped by the modem, and its my routers MAC that is registered on their server.
  10. marclile

    marclile LI Guru Member

    yeah... that could be why your's has activity all the time then i guess. i wonder why mine router's activity light is alway going crazy then? weird.

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