What is chatting?
June 21, 2011 8:42 PM Subscribe
How can I figure out what is chatting and/or stealing my home LAN bandwidth?
posted by patrad to Technology (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So sometimes my LAN lags . . I want to know if I have network bottlenecks, if my DSL sucks, if my neighbor is stealing bandwidth . . if something on net is killing the network, etc. . . if AT&T needs to go. .
Here is my home network. For the most part I try and hard wire everything.
Office computer (which I'm typically on a ton as I work from home)
Home computer (which typically the wife uses to surf)
HTPC computer (also serves as the NAS and Squeezecenter server)
Netbook for couch surfing - not typically on
3 Squeezeboxes and 1 controller
HP attached printer
The only wireless devices are the phones, netbook and 1 squeezebox. Everything else is wired via a gig DLINK switch and a D-link DIR-655.
When I have issues I typically shutdown anything I know may be killing it, Pandora, etc. . I limit backups to NAS and BT until the wee hours.
My suspicions are neighbor streaming netflix or AT&T DSL just plain sucking but I want to confirm.
I've played with Wireshark, and I'm sure it can tell me, but I can't get it to make much sense or give me reports.
I would like to see traffic by client . . internal and outbound. . anything simple out there I have not found?