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11: What is the main problem he is facing in getting correct results?

Question Background:

An individual calls and says he has hooked up his Wireshark through a SPAN port. He is troubleshooting some reported VoIP and Video issues and MOS scores very low in the 2-3 range. Yet when he sees the frames he is getting good results no bad frames, good timing reports, etc. The bad reports are still coming in but he still sees no flows that show any issue.

A. Cable – could his cable to his computer be too long.

B. Using SPAN access – drops packets, weird timing, groomed packet timing.

C. NIC – some NIC’s are not promiscuous.

D. The VoIP is fine and the users are a bunch of crybabies.

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Tim O’Neill

Chief Contributing Editor for LoveMyTool

Tim O’Neill is an independent technology consultant. He has over 30 years experience working in the WAN, Analog, ISDN, ATM and LAN test market. He is a patent holding, published and degreed engineer, currently being Chief Contributing Editor for LoveMyTool.com.

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