Network Out (upload) Always High?

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  1. Chris 123 macrumors regular

    Chris 123

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    On the iStat widget where you can track the in and out of your network (download and upload) I always notice that the upload is way higher. For instance right now the download is at 1.3gb and the upload is at 10.9gb. I'm not downloading torrents and I don't know where to figure out where it's coming from.

    Some things that could affect it are...I always keep at least five websites open, even over night. I have seven email addresses in mac mail, and other apps that are always open like evernote and newsrack. But I don't see any of those things being the root of the problem. Anyone have this problem/know what it could be because it is always like this.
     
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Try HTTP Scoop, or WireShark. They should show you, which connections require this kind of bandwidth. Or you can use the Little Snitch network monitor in the menubar, which appears automatically (see below), depending on your Little Snitch configuration.
     

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you mean the CURRENT SPEED
    [​IMG]
    or the TOTAL amount of DOWNLOADED and UPLOADED data
    [​IMG]
    with the numbers above?

    What does Activity Monitor > Network say?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. yawns, Nov 3, 2011
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    If he's downloading at 10.9Gb/s, I'm moving to wherever he lives. ;)

    Er, uploading. Whatever!
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Do you have an iOS iPod/iPhone and use WiFi syncing on it

    my figures are similar since I enable WiFi syncing, Mac sends all media over WiFi instead of the USB so this figure gets high

    currently uploaded 12GB and downloaded 1.5GB
     
  7. Chris 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I meant total amount of downloaded and uploaded data. The numbers I gave were the DL/UL amount of data since my computer has been on (2 days.) Here's my activity monitor, although I just restarted my computer.

    [​IMG]



    Haha. Yes, I wish my current speeds were that fast.


    No I don't, but I wish that's what it was.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    As you can see from that Activity Monitor screenshot, you only have 1.4 MB data uploaded and 2.3 MB data downloaded, seems iStat is throwing a fit. Maybe it is Lion?
     
  9. Chris 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps, but my computer has only been on for a few min. Could be iStat or maybe I'm just too paranoid. I'll keep an eye on it, it's probably no big deal.
     
  10. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming the numbers iStat is showing you are correct, it makes me ask - did you install the Google Music beta recently? It uploads a ton of data.
     
  11. Chris 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I didn't. But I usually have a lot of apps open (maybe 15 on average.)
     

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