|I figured there has to be a program to tell me. i know a lot of those programs create virtual network adapters to monitor the traffic. She only has one PC, so it has to be coming from that PC. |
I'm also a network admin and in my professional life, I work with a lot higher end stuff. Enterprise grade routers support SNMP which would allow me to capture the traffic of the router to some program and tell me which program is eating all the traffic up, but this netgear router doesn't support SNMP.
I guess the other option would be to switch the PC from using wireless to connect to the router to wired and I could connect it to the netgear through a dumb hub and connect another pc (probably preferrably running linux to rule out viruses or spyware on my data capture pc) and capture all the packets to figure out what's going on.
I guess as I write this, the way I think to capture packets would be to throw a linux pc in the middle with the hub and run a wireshark. But I'd have to get a wireshark of a few days and it would be an insane amount of data packets to look through to figure out what's using the data. So, that's absolutely the last case scenario.