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Whats a good program to monitor connections through my internet? Some of the the time while gaming I get massive lag spikes and what to see what connections are being used while gaming.
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A firewall would be useful, but that won't help Identify the culprit. Best bet would be to:

0. Make sure you're not on wireless. Wireless connections are prone to lag spikes; most games are not wireless-friendly.

1. Make sure you have up to date Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Firewall software installed and running.

2. Make sure no other background programs are running. Torrents cause massive lag spikes, so do large downloads. Other persons sharing the same connection can also slow you down.

3. If you're the only one using the connection and no obvious culprit can be found, try shutting down all non-essential programs. I.e. no messenging services, no skype, no teamspeak or ventrillor (VoIP/LAN chat clients), no wheather on-line or other eye-candy application. If you still have problems after doing all that.... then knowing which application is causing the spikes (if it's indeed an app) won't help you.
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tcpview will show you EVERYTHING, but it probably won't help too much.
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