What software can I use to monitor incoming and outgoing connections in Windows?

Darren Reynolds September 12, 2012
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Hi all,

I’m trying to use the Moborobo application via Wi-Fi connection. As yet I have been unable to connect but it works fine via USB. Their support team is being really helpful and trying to work it out, but I just wanted to know if there was any software I can use to try and trace the connections and work out if any are being refused?

Any tips are helpful, thanks!

  1. Dylan Brendan
    September 18, 2012 at 12:13 am

    OpenDNS?

  2. Brian Kyle
    September 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I use wireshark for captures.

  3. Abidhusain Momin
    September 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Wireshark is best.

  4. Darren Reynolds
    September 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thanks people, ive gone with TinyWall, seems to do the trick :)

  5. mohit kumar
    September 13, 2012 at 5:22 am

    You can use PeerBlock.

  6. Kannon Y
    September 13, 2012 at 2:39 am

    For someone only tangentially interested in his computer's network traffic, I find that the two best methods of analyzing network traffic, and for generating peace of mind, are ZoneAlarm Free Edition firewall and the free TinyWall.

    ZoneAlarm is basically a firewall that analyzes incoming and outgoing network traffic. If something looks suspicious (or even slightly suspicious) ZA will tell you precisely what process is attempting to access the internet or who is trying to access your computer externally.

    TinyWall basically does something quite similar to ZA, except that it uses Window's own firewall to manage outbound traffic. Justin Pot wrote an excellent article on the subject a short while ago and it's highly recommend reading.

  7. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 13, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Comodo Firewall or NetBalancer (if you already have a firewall in place)

  8. Gian Singh
    September 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Windows firewall

  9. Vishal Mishra
    September 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    PC Tools Firewall is a good tool.

  10. Usman Mubashir
    September 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    get a Comodo Firewall, It'll show all incoming and outgoing connections nicely.

  11. ha14
    September 12, 2012 at 8:35 am
  12. Ahmed Khalil
    September 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I usually use Kaspar Internet security,but this is not useful for your case, So you can try this web site it may help
    http://www.justbajan.com/computer/tips/tracert/index.htm

    • jrasulev
      September 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Did you mean Kaspersky Internet security?

    • jrasulev
      September 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

      There are a a few of free firewalls you can try to control outgoing and incoming traffic.
      E.g. Comodo firewall, Online Armor Free

  13. Bruce Epper
    September 12, 2012 at 4:12 am

    TCPView may be able to do this for you (refusals may flash by too fast to see). It can be found at Microsoft's SysInternals site. If that doesn't give you what you are looking for, you could use Microsoft's Network Monitor application or Wireshark.

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