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Volume vs Speed



I'm trying to figure out what exactly this metric is. I have PRTG monitor net traffic from our company's router. I understand speed seems to be overall bandwidth, seeing as how this metric matches up to a bandwidth monitoring our ISP uses. As far as volume, I'm more in the dark. For example, my speed(bandwidth?) might be at 264,000kbits/s while my volume is just shy of 900,000kbits/s.

I figure this is something very simplistic, that I just can't seem to find any information on. Thanks!

prtg speed volume

Created on Jan 9, 2020 6:02:19 PM

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Speed is the currently measured "tempo" of your network packets, while volume/s is the amount of packets. They may differ as the speed may differ over time (as it won't always run on full throttle, depending on the load, protocol, overhead, etc.).

Created on Jan 10, 2020 2:18:53 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



Ah, that makes more sense. So if I am reading that right, the speed/tempo is basically the bandwidth, and volume is straight up just how many packets are being sent.

Created on Jan 10, 2020 2:35:53 PM



Exactly :)

Created on Jan 10, 2020 2:47:28 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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