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how many Bad TCP packets in a single capture is considered as not good?  i.e.; could cause an issue with the specific TCP Stream?

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If you have lost or bad (corrupted) packets in a stream, you are likely to have a corrupted download. I do not get much (if any) corruption in my TCP/IP streams (and I do a lot of downloads over time).

On the other hand, errot packets are prevalent. See below for a very tiny sample. So long as (a) your communications are normal and (b) you are not suffering any loss, then these error packets are nothing to worry about. I don't think there is a normal level.

The picture below is from CommView, which is a commercial packet sniffer.

CommView-Session-Analysis
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rastafaray - Any follow up from you on this?  ... Thinkpads_User
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