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  1. mfaiao's Avatar
    06-05-2013 03:05 AM
  2. mfaiao's Avatar
    I had the same issue with my 3 days old Samsung galaxy S3, was driving me nuts ... !!!
    i went through everything you can imagine .... from the phone to the router .... then here was the Issue .

    there is something on your network that is constantly broadcasting its ip address stupidly to every ip on the lan , in my case ( IT WAS THE REMOTE MOUSE SERVER) app installed on one of my computers .

    so here is my advice , disconnect everything wired from your network / Router .... and see if it stopped downloading , if not disconnect all other wifi devices on the network. ... if it stopped then you are in luck start reconnecting one by one ...

    hope it helps ...
    eden_orient, you were perfectly right! The REMOTE MOUSE was doing the multicasting. Thankyou!!
    06-05-2013 03:06 AM
  3. toddfman's Avatar
    i changed routers and this fixed the issue
    08-28-2013 01:26 PM
  4. pcunite's Avatar
    ... try running WireShark and look for Spanning Tree (for bridges) ...
    Thank you! I have a MikroTik router and RSTP was enabled on it. This sends out packets every 2 seconds and was making my Galaxy 4 Wi-Fi download light come on every two seconds too.
    11-18-2013 07:34 PM
  5. James Akey's Avatar
    I would just ignore it. It isn't transferring things.. It's more than likely a glitch that they may patch in the future.
    I am having Same issue on my S4 but i cannot just ignore it cause i can't use my computer cause the phone is taking ALL the bandwidth from my router. I turn my wifi off on my phone my computer internet works just fine but but turn the wifi back on i cannot get on any internet site on my computer. I'm on unlimited internet at home so i do not know if it is actually pulling data, but it sure take all the bandwidth from the router. So ya turn my wifi offf then.......... But then i'm using up the tiny bit of data that is on my plan, here in Ontario the charge ya a **** load for data now, $70 plan and it only has 250mb data my old plan before s4 was $56 and 2gigs of data. Hummmm wonder if there is something there.......
    12-17-2013 06:28 PM
  6. GSDer's Avatar
    Sounds like your router is suspect - there's no way that one client would be allowed to use all of the bandwidth unless you specifically assigned a QOS (Quality of Service) setting for it. Most people wouldn't even know how to do that.

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    12-17-2013 08:49 PM
  7. Mauricio Ramalho's Avatar
    I also noticed this, because my battery would drop 60% in around 8 hours without even touching the phone. I just saw the comments to this thread about the router/network being the culprit and I confirm it. If I connect to my workplace's WiFi (corporate environment with 1000s firewalls), the download arrow in the WiFi icon is constantly orange. If I connect to an open WiFi network outside, I have a normal WiFi behaviour. My guess is that some "vital" port is blocked in a firewall along the way and the phone is too dumb to understand that, so it just keeps trying.
    02-27-2014 07:21 AM
  8. vmini91's Avatar
    I think I've found the culprit. I've had the same issues. After months of no luck I gave up. Then I noticed on my windows 7 computer, that a homegroup that was created. This allows for wireless sharing across devices. After deleteing the homefroup, my wifi has stopped downloading constantly. Hope this is the fix you need. This only started after I got my new computer and there was a homegroup created. It never happens on any computer that does not have homegroup enabled.
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    08-10-2014 08:21 PM
  9. Invoked79's Avatar
    My culprit was the Wifi Mouse's app PC client. It was constantly pinging my device even when the app wasn't running or connected.
    11-29-2015 10:42 AM
  10. andrewstalks's Avatar
    my phone says its not safe and saying am connected to someone a also get eye flashing up and arrows am using neighbours wifi but they dont know why either am a being hacked by someone
    11-03-2016 12:58 PM
  11. gotasportcoupe's Avatar
    My culprit was the Wifi Mouse's app PC client. It was constantly pinging my device even when the app wasn't running or connected.
    Thanks for posting this. I just spent the last 24hours trying to figure out what the heck was making 2 tablets and my Note 4 all have the constant wifi download. Got as far as it going away when I turned my computer off - thought I might have a virus or something trying to spread itself across my network and port scanning or something. Anyways, LOGITECH GAMING SOFTWARE (mouse, keyboard, headset control software) is on my system and they have this nice feature where you can download an app to your phone so you can change settings from the app or something. Figured out that I had to disable it in the settings - called "Arx Control". Havent noticed this problem til a recent update. Probably just now set as on by default.
    03-24-2017 08:35 PM
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