View current incoming LAN connections in XP

By imekul
Jul 2, 2008
  1. I understand (from and other sites) that XP Home has a built-in incoming connection limit (that is, for file sharing and the like) of five. XP Pro, evidently, has 10.

    I'm using XP Home, and I'm hitting the limit. From research, it seems this may not be get-around-able. What I am trying to do, though, is to view the current connections on my "server" computer -- the one that is hitting the ceiling.

    So since we're maxing out at five connections, how can I find out what five users/processes are taking up those slots? Is there some switch for the "net" command, or some other way I can monitor (and even control) those connections? It bugs me to see that all the slots are taken up, yet I can't tell who is using them!


  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,840   +896

    this works nicely

    CurrPorts v1.03
    Copyright (c) 2004 Nir Sofer
    Web site:


    CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports
    on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the
    process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process
    name, full path of the process, version information of the process
    (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process
    was created, and the user that created it.
    In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill
    the process that opened the ports
    , and save the TCP/UDP ports information
    to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.
    CurrPorts also automatically mark with pink color suspicious TCP/UDP
    ports owned by unidentified applications (Applications without version
    information and icons)
  3. imekul

    imekul TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey, looks good. Thank you!
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...