Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN

Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-24 05:52:20
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: Latest

Hi everybody!

Recently I noticed that in traffic monitor there is usage in LAN 2 - 3 and 4 which I never use.

i tried rebooting my router to re-check and after few days the usage appeared again.

 

Is it ok or someone is taking over my net?

 

Thank you!

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-25 03:05:22 - last edited 2022-02-25 07:33:40

  @Bufkile 

 

This could be some multicast traffic even if you don't use these LAN ports - I presume it's one way (RX only). If that's the case then it's normal.

 

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-25 07:18:15

  @terziyski 

Thank you for your reply!

 

Is there any way to make sure of it?

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-25 07:29:13

  @terziyski 

Sorry for double comment. But it's RX.

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-25 07:38:36

  @Bufkile 

 

It depends on the view point if they will be RX or TX - as you pointed they are RX only (because you don't use these ports).

If you want to be sure that your router hasn't been compromised change your administrative password, your wireless password and use these wireless security settings:

 

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-25 10:36:17

  @terziyski 

Thank you for your reply.

It is already as you mentioned above.

 

I did change the password to access the router.

 

yet the usage kept on being there.

 

is it something I should ignore then?

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-25 11:38:58

  @Bufkile 

Hi, I see from the user guide that the traffic monitor will record "sent" and "received" data.

If LAN ports are empty, there should be no "sent" data.

maybe you could have a check first:

If you have both, I think you could send an email to support.forum@tp-link.com with the following information:

1. A picture of your traffic monitor result.

2. The system log from the router.

Thank you very much.

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-02-28 17:10:03

  @David-TP 

Hi!

the usage appeared again in an unused LAN,

but it doesnt show either sent or recieved lines.

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Re:Traffic Monitor shows traffic in unused LAN
2022-03-04 02:32:58 - last edited 2022-03-04 02:39:22

  @Bufkile 

Hi, any chance that you could share some pictures with us?

Thank you very much.

(it would be highly appreciated if you could leave me a message for notification in case I missed the reply.)

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