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Windows 7: Constant Pings - Network Traffic

18 Mar 2010   #1
pinged

7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Constant Pings - Network Traffic

Hi All,
I am now running Windows 7 on 3 PC's at home, 2 64 bit and 1 32bit, 2 wired, 1 wireless.
Now looking at my modem, every 3-5 seconds all 3 lights flash and look like they all ping each other, they are all on default homegroup.
Is this what they should be doing, it never happened when 1 was xp, 1 was vista and 1 win7
Cheers


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19 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pinged View Post
Hi All,
I am now running Windows 7 on 3 PC's at home, 2 64 bit and 1 32bit, 2 wired, 1 wireless.
Now looking at my modem, every 3-5 seconds all 3 lights flash and look like they all ping each other, they are all on default homegroup.
Is this what they should be doing, it never happened when 1 was xp, 1 was vista and 1 win7
Cheers

Perfectly normal. It the computers way of saying who else is out there.
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19 Mar 2010   #3
pinged

7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It never did it with XP or vista, is this due to the new homegroup.

Just want to be sure its not bad trafiic
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20 Mar 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pinged View Post
It never did it with XP or vista, is this due to the new homegroup.

Just want to be sure its not bad trafiic
ZigZag is correct. It's most likely perfectly normal.

If you are running a "homegroup" (as opposed to a "workgroup") there are network discovery services running that build lists of shared files and index multimedia files for Windows Media Player. This is going to cause some network traffic that is not directly by your activities.
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