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Can Wireshark help diagnose intermittent connection issues?

asked 2021-06-06 00:07:55 +0000

kalmdown gravatar image

Am getting seemingly random intermittent outages on Fing, SmartThings, and Hue but does not show up on streaming or browsing devices. Outage time varies from 5ish min to an hour and happens almost every hour.

Ping and Traceroute are of no use in debugging this issue. I need something that can tell me if there are any correlated events, a device that has bad DNS - the application of some smart network diagnostics.

How much effort (learning + setup) would be required to use it to diagnose an issue like this?

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answered 2021-06-07 19:18:04 +0000

BigFatCat gravatar image

Are the devices you are try to troubleshoot wireless or wire line?

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answered 2021-06-07 07:37:27 +0000

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar image

That is a tough question to answer. As you add no information in regard to you skills. Given the fact that you post your question here I would say it is safe to say you have not a lot of experience. So it could be anywhere from 1 hour to 1 year.

Getting Wireshark installed is child's play. My grandson of 8 could master that bit. Understanding the problem and what sort of problem to look for is much harder. It also depends a lot on your network topology.

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