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Blinky showing Rx increasing while just sitting at desktop
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 02:36    Post subject:  Blinky showing Rx increasing while just sitting at desktop
Subject description: (Solved) - It is normal operation.
 

I am using a frugal install of precise puppy 5.7.1 and a Fenvi wifi adapter.

Just sitting at the desktop with nothing (supposedly) running Blinky shows Rx of about 0.5MB/minute.

How do I track down what is happening?

I should add that with a wired connection Blinky sits there "motionless".

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 05:02    Post subject:  

What is Blinky?
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 05:06    Post subject:  

blinky was in old Pups like the series 4 era and was a Network connection indicator.

An example:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=713599547&t=24327

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 06:42    Post subject:  

With WIFI, the two wifi devices, that are connected to each other, are constantly sending stuff back and forth to keep the connection good.
Normal operation.

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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2019, 20:27    Post subject:  

bigpup, Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 01:53    Post subject:  

Mercedes have you seen this app - it can keep pinging a connection to keep it alive.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=477395#477395

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 20:02    Post subject:  

I was more concerned that it was using data - I have a reasonable limit but ...
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 20:34    Post subject:  

If you a web browsing.
Some Web pages seem to now be constantly feeding new information, videos, adds, etc... if you have normal browser settings and not block stuff.
I have seen several web pages show completed download and then in a few minutes start trying to feed me some new add, video, etc....
I am sure that stuff is using bandwidth data.

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Aug 2019, 13:07    Post subject:  

If nothing is running (including browser), and you are showing transmission or reception...

1.) Disconnect the wifi, just shut it off when not in use
2.) Disconnect the Modem/Router, again just shut it off when not in use.

or 3.) leave things as is and run htop from terminal... evidently something IS running that should not be running.

or 4.) try this... MENU --> Shutdown --> Restart Graphical Server. See if the usage continues. Sometimes the browser does not shutdown cleanly, either by scripting or by error and continues to run. Personally, I get a warning box that the browser is running when I try to re-launch said browser. Thus, I always disconnect when done.

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