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1 year, 6 months ago
My Activity Monitor is showing that something is downloading, I can the download activity on the graph and the overall speed is shown as 'Data received/sec. But I'm stuck trying to figure out which process it is that's using the network?
I can sort by 'Rcvd Bytes' or 'Rcvd Packets', but those would seem to be cumulative totals. Isn't there some kind of '% Network' column??
Nov 20, 2021 at 18:50
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Activity Monitor is, as you have discovered, very limited outside the CPU and memory tabs.
For a GUI application (with free trial period) you can use:
One of the many menubar "show stats" apps.
iStat Menus is the best. A firewall tool which includes network monitoring.
LittleSnitch is the most popular and arguably the best.
If you are prepared for a very difficult to use Terminal command, you can use
nettop which is included with macOS. I find it hard to recommend.
Nov 20, 2021 at 21:36
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