Hey there, I was just playing around with Wireshark on my home network and noticed an awful lot of TCP transmission and other black messages. This connection has been notoriously inconsistant and seemly stops working for web traffic every now and again until I reconnect (VoIP calls work consistantly however).
I have attatched some logs below of me trying to access a website:
I'd appreciate any help as to what is happening here and any possible solutions, Thanks in advanced, Jack.
asked 20 Oct '15, 15:51
Please take a look at the file catastrophicPacketLoss.pcapng and then apply the following display filter (click on the link to see it on cloudshark)
You'll see continuous outgoing traffic, including DNS queries from 192.168.1.110 -> 192.168.1.1 (TP Link) and also to 22.214.171.124 (Google).
Now, apply the following filter (click on the link to see it on cloudshark)
You'll see only a few incoming frames. All TCP, no DNS answers and frames only once in a while.
So, without knowing what's going on, here are some possible explanations:
Until you reconnect? Interesting! If you reconnect, you will 'reset' the link to the ISP and you will (most certainly) receive a new IP address.
For me, this makes options 2. and 4. more likely than the others. 2. because a link reset might temporarily fix the problem at the ISP and 4. because if you receive a new IP address, the DoS/DDoS traffic (still going to the old IP address) will no longer end up in your internet pipe.
answered 22 Oct '15, 18:46
Kurt Knochner ♦
edited 22 Oct '15, 18:47