How to View Network Traffic in macOS and OS X

Zach Zach (248)
2 minutes

Using an application of terminal command and you're not sure if it's stuck? Want to monitor network usage from the computers on your network? There's a built-in program for that.

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Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Enter the following command and press enter:


The nettop program supports a number of commands (usually executed by pressing a single button on your keyboard). Check them out!

Forget your Wi-Fi networks and other network settings.
Ash Ash (362)
5 minutes

Resetting your network settings is usually a last-resort effort when troubleshooting network issues. It completely wipes your network settings including any saved networks—proceed with caution.