Activity Monitor

Discussion in 'macOS' started by det2004, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. det2004 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Hey all, just wondered if it is normal for network usage to spike every so often in activity monitor when I am not using anything on my mac, and don't have any apps open? For example, if I open up activity monitor, click on the network tab at the bottom, i'll get a little spike in data received every so often, maybe every 20-30 seconds, usually 50-200 bytes, nothing big... Occasionally there will be a little red spike for data sent mixed in there too, about the same size, every once in a while. Anybody else have this? Is this normal?
  2. det2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
  3. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    if you are a bit familiar with network protocols, you can use Wireshark to see what traffic is going to and from your mac.


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