Wireless Connection Status, How to change Activity

  powerless 18:07 09 Jan 2004

When I double click the two blinking icons for my connection on my wireless network. Under "Activity" i'm shown "Packets" then the sent and recieved packets.

Just a little thing; i prefer to see Bytes which have been sent and recieved.

Can you change the Activity from Packets to Bytes?

  Forum Editor 18:27 09 Jan 2004

in which case the answer's no, you can't. Your network is sending its data in packets. All networks (including the Internet) break data into packets - this page was sent to your machine in packets.

A packet is simply a word for a number of bytes. The file that you want to send is broken down into a series of - you guessed it - and sent across the network. All packets are made up of three segments - a header, a payload, and a trailer. The packets contain a number in the header (amongst other things) and when they reach a computer the header and trailer are removed, and the data payload is reassembled, using the number sequence that's contained in the packets' headers.

A typical packet would be around 1000 to 1500 bytes, depending on network configuration.

Is that of any help?

  powerless 18:47 09 Jan 2004

Yes Windows XP, hmm well i'd need a calculator to do a packets to bytes.

OH well, just have to get used to it.


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