August 23, 2018

Packet Loss

Packet Loss Packet Loss happens when data packets travelling across a computer network fail to reach their destination. This term may refer to the loss of just one or several packets in a larger data transfer, and is usually caused by network congestion. Video packet loss is typically measured by analyzing the percentage of packets lost in respect to the number [...]

August 17, 2018

Packet Retransmission

Packet Retransmission Packet retransmission is the re-sending of packets that have been damaged or lost during their initial transmission. This is one mechanism used to provide reliable communication over a packet switched computer network. Other mechanisms include acknowledgements and checksums. Packet retransmission is possible because the original sender retains a copy of the data sent until receipt of data is [...]