Packet loss not seen with ping -t


Question

A 'pure ping' using -t switch shows no problems, but PingPlotter shows many packet losses. What would cause that?

Solution

If the final destination is showing different results than ping -t, then here are some possibilities:

Most often, the problem is because of your router does not like the way PingPlotter sends out many packets at once. If this is the problem, another solution to this problem may be to change to the UDP or TCP packet types. Give those methods a try and see if your results become more reliable.



Article ID: 37
Created On: January 4, 2005
Last Updated On: January 5, 2017

Online URL: https://www.pingman.com/kb/article/packet-loss-not-seen-with-ping-t-37.html