XP data packet size in Network Connections icon

  CurlyWhirly 10:46 28 Feb 2006

When I use the ping command in the RUN command on Windows XP it says that the particular website is being pinged with 32 bytes of data.

Would I be right in thinking that this is an internet 'standard' of data length or can this change when using the internet?

For example in my Network Connections icon I have a packet count as shown below:

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If I wanted to have a rough idea of my bandwidth usage would I multiply these figures by 32 to show the approximation in bytes?

p.s. I know I can download a bandwidth monitor to show my usage but I was just wondering if my suggestion would be an alternative way of doing this?

While we are on the subject, from my screenshot you can see that Windows can display the information in either bytes or packets.

Is there anyway to alter this or is this data determined by your ISP rather than Windows or is there some setting somewhere that can be changed as I would rather have the data information displayed in bytes as opposed to packets.

Just curious!

  CurlyWhirly 00:27 01 Mar 2006

No interest and it isn't an important question so I will close.

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