AEBS constantly sending/receiving data?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MaskingTape, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. MaskingTape macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    Hey I just picked up the new AEBS and so far I'm liking it. I have istat menus installed and have the network activity showing and since connecting to my AEBS, I am constantly sending 0.1k/sec and receiving 0.3k/sec. Anyone happen to know why? It's happening on my laptop and iMac so I'm sure it's supposed to happen but the OCD in me has to know why lol. Seems like the AEBS keeps sending out data to my modem too because the ethernet light on my modem never stops now.
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I think that may be iStats gathering data. If you remove/shutdown iStats, does it stop?
  3. MaskingTape thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2009
    Nope. And like I said, only started happening when I hooked up the Airport. I'm guessing its just the communication from the airport to my computers because it can launch the airport utility if it detects a problem. I guess it just keeps an open connection.
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    It's called handshaking in a network. The various devices send out small packets there and back to be sure the devices are still in the network. It's perfectly normal.

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