Ok so i thought i would try wireshark out. I closed my wireless connection so i’m only using ethernet broadband. I closed all the apps i could and my internet browser. Then began a capture, but i get like thousands and thousands of packets being recorded. Why? I’m not doing anything on the internet so why all this activity?

Is it possible to get wireshark to only show connections like netsat command does? Thanks.


Go to Capture > Capture options
Click on Capture filter and choose.

1000’s of packets? over what sort of time? Are you on a cable modem?