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How to do a latenct check - using wireshark?

Im new to wireshark -  the successor of ethereal

http://wiki.wireshark.org/

How do I do a latency check between 4 pcs with this ap?

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jekl2000Commented:
Probably be better to use ping to check the latency.
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KitezhCommented:
can't find a definite answer from wire shark but this seems to be listed in the wishlist :

http://wiki.wireshark.org/WishList?highlight=%28latency%29 - see General unsorted point 3

So looks like its not possible
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wordedAuthor Commented:


whats a "good" speed ping for a workgroup?

Ive one pc acting as a file server for three others.

All are slowing down to a crawl at times ...... Ive to diagnose / fix issue.
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KitezhCommented:
ping multiple nodes :

http://www.colasoft.com/ping_tool/ - Colasoft Ping Tool
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wordedAuthor Commented:


That colasoft ping tool is cool.  Will add it to my list of good aps.

To ping multipe ips or wwws just separate and punctuate with ,
www.google.ie, www.google.com,



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KitezhCommented:
yea and the graphical presentation is really helpful for demostrating visaully to pc illerate folks <- managers :D
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skaap2kCommented:
If you have a local LAN, ping is probably not the best thing to determine if it's slow or not - you'll almost certainly get <10ms responses.

I would check your network hardware, your switch/hub in particular, also, check the Speed/Duplex settings on each of the devices to make sure it matches what the switch can do, some cheaper switches do not negotiate speed and/or duplex correctly and end up mismatching.

If you're using a hub, get a switch!

RN
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wordedAuthor Commented:


I updated the firmware on the router as well as checked cables - all normal.

> What % of packets dropped is ok? re coolasoft ap
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KitezhCommented:
Less packets dropped the better. 5% or less is not desirable but it you should be able to function fine though on an internal small network you should not be seeing this at all. VPN will be affected by dropped packets though
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