Understanding High Latency using Wireshark


We have discussed high latency a bit in my previous HakTip, but I wanted to go into it with some more detail. As you look at packets in a Wireshark capture, you'll notice that with a normal connection, your transmission happens in under a second. Now if you look at a few packets with slow communication, they show up to be almost a second each. This would be called wire latency because of the slowness happening on the wire, not the source or destination.

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