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I was taking some tutorials on Wireshark in order to analyze the packets sent and received when talking to a web server for purposes of learning.

When I start listening/recording packets in Wireshark, there where so many packages being recorded (700 packages per minute). Is it normal to have that much traffic if I have all the programs that will cause traffic such as all browsers, log me in, dropbox, goto meeting, etc., closed?

In order to try to solve the problem I am analyzing random packets. Take for instance this filter:

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I just selected a random IP:

So how can I know from what program those packets where created? Also how can I get more info about that communication bwtween my computer ( and that server (

I just selected a random IP from the Wireshark capture. There are also other IPs that I have no idea why they are communicating with my computer. How can I figure that out?

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If you do a whois on that IP address, it shows that it's owned by Google. – sblair Sep 1 '12 at 14:50
The command netstat -b -a on cmd is very helpful too! – Tono Nam Sep 1 '12 at 16:54
up vote 6 down vote accepted

The process id doesn't make it onto the stream that Wireshark is reading.
Netmon is better suited for this task on Windows.

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