Lan Connection

By Ultiweap
Jun 7, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I have XP SP3 installed but for all XP I found in the network activity Packets whereas Vista I found bytes. I would like to know what the Packets stand for, MB, KB, B or even another thing this is very important as I have an limited internet connection(transfer) of 5Gb per month and if I go though my speed is completely reduce.

    Thanks in advance for any help...
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It is usually handled the same way VISTA does... in bytes. They should be identifiable with a little work. Did you ever get your memory issue worked out. 1 MB for VISTA is definitely not enough for efficient packet handling. For WXP it is barely enough.
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606


    I don't understand it well but for me it does not seem to be in bytes...
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 606

    Ok yeah...
    Now i understand it well... Thanks a lot man...
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Yes it's all clear now :)
    The pic helps explain that it's nearly unexplainable to the average user
    Solved !
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