What Is Packet Loss?

January 30, 2023

Packet loss is a networking term for one or more data packets not reaching the intended network destination. Some reasons for packet loss include poor signal at the destination, network node overload, and corrupted software. Packet loss usually causes network performance issues and, in severe cases, loss of connectivity.

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