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How would I know if the bandwidth of the network traffic has an issue?

asked 2019-02-05 22:55:31 +0000

Drew gravatar image

I am trying to establish when a network has too much traffic on it thereby creating issues? I.e. what level of traffic is ok and what constitutes an issue?

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answered 2019-02-06 12:51:54 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

On a generic question like this only a generic answer can be given. The amount of traffic on a network becomes an issue if the services provided over this network are impaired such that they cannot provide required the quality.

How this plays out in real life depends on the network traffic characteristics and services provided. For instance high jitter on a VoIP network may impede the quality of voice calls. But this could be mitigated by proper QoS provisioning, so does not necessarily have to cause problems with the voice service. Payload fragmentation may cause connection bandwidth restriction. But proper MTU management may prevent fragmentation. As you can see numerous factors come into play.

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