No - don't think it's a modem problem - it would do it all the time. It is
not doing it now for instance. The machine is in the same state as before
when it was doing this. What's odd is there is no data going out, only in,
like something is just listening to a remote service.
Does your traffic show the same characteristics (rt clk on the connection
icon and select Status)? 64bytes every 4-5 secs, in not out?#
(It's doing it again now..)
More ideas please...
> I have the same problem. I can shut down IE and Outlook Express, but if
> don't hang up, something keeps feeding stuff to my computer. (It will go
> for hours.) My vendor concluded it is a modem problem. It has arrived but
> haven't installed it yet. I think it is a software problem, but I'm kind
> a klutz so I'm probably wrong. I do not have any firewalls or any doo-dads
> like that installed.
> > I have checked the pfirewall.log - althrough there is stuff there, it
> > not relate to the subject of this post.
> > > Runing XP Home: TCP/IP over ISDN.
> > > Hi - is there a way to tell what app or process is using the internet
> > > connection or what the connection is connected to at any one time?
> > > When no obvious apps (email, browser etc or auto-update operations)
> > > running, I still have mysterious 'background' traffic in the form of
> > chunks
> > > of exactly 64 bytes of data being received, regularly every 4.68
> > > Nothing being sent at all. This has the effect of holding the
> > up
> > > for long periods despite having configured the auto disconnect after
> > > idle time (which used to work fine). I'm sure the PC never used to do
> > this,
> > > so it must be something that has been installed or updated recently.
> > A/V
> > > (Trend PC Cillin 2002) shows the system as clear of Trojans etc
> > > If the connection is closed, whatever is doing this does not cause the
> > > connection to be immediately re-established like when the browser or
> > > is started.
> > > Any ideas please?