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#1509 - 10/20/05 12:35 AM wireless network monitoring
Jim Snider Offline

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1
I run a WISP in rural Maryland and use MultiPing to determine whether any of my wireles links are down. Due to the nature of wireless radios the first packet or two of a standard ping typically times out to devices 2 or more hops away from the main hub. This causes MultiPing to report 100% packet loss to some of my wireless radios, when in fact they are operating just fine (that is, ping -t shows good performance beginning with the second or third packet). Is there any way to instruct MultiPing to send several packets to a device and report on the average time of thos packets (ie: operate in the ping -t fashion)?

#1510 - 10/20/05 01:18 PM Re: wireless network monitoring [Re: Jim Snider]
Pete Ness Offline

Registered: 08/30/99
Posts: 1106
Loc: Boise, Idaho
Hi, Jim.

MultiPing with a "Ping Interval" of 1 second should be very equivalent to Ping -t. Ping -t just sends a packet every one second.

There's no way to have MultiPing "burst" a group of packets and then report the average, but ping -t doesn't do that either, so you should get similar results if you just set your ping interval to one second.

Let us know if this does / doesn't help.

- Pete



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