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I know everyone is saying to use TCPview or Wireshark, etc., but what I want to ask is how to do it over router connection, because all the remote addresses for the programs are going to

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1 is your own machine (localhost). So those connections aren't really going anywhere. What in particular are you concerned with? – Michael Hampton Jul 16 '12 at 14:46 is your localhost ( i.e. ) the local computer. Downvote for lack effort to ask a well researched question. – Ramhound Jul 16 '12 at 17:53
Calm down guys, the question is not that bad; it is due to confusion about the remote/local label. – Synetech Jul 16 '12 at 19:07

When the remote address is (the localhost/loopback address), it is actually an incoming connection to your system. What you need to look at is the local address for those connections to see where they are coming from.

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I had the same question a few years ago, Googling this answered it for me. It was something with adding a loopback adapter to the network connections or something... Think it shouldn't be that hard to find. I probably googled for something like "capture traffic from loopback adapter" or "capturing wireshark" or something.

I'll edit if I find something. If not, hope this helped you to find a solution!

Edit: First hit on Google gave me this:

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