Capture Window

Capture Windows is the window that displays the statistics about the frames being captured on a network.

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What is Capture Windows (in computer networking)?

In Microsoft Network Monitor, the window that displays the statistics about the frames being captured on a network. The capture window displays four kinds of real-time statistics concerning the traffic that an administrator captures using Network Monitor:

  • Graph statistics:
    A graphical representation of current network activity that shows the percent of network utilization, frames captured per second, bytes captured per second, and broadcasts or multicasts captured per second

     

  • Session statistics:
    Information about current sessions between computers on the network, showing which hosts have sent packets to each other

     

  • Station statistics:
    Information about various stations involved in sending or receiving packets, showing how many of each type of packet they have sent or received

     

  • Total statistics:
    Summary statistics about network activity since the capture began, showing the number of frames, bytes, frames dropped, and so on during the capture

     

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You can toggle these various window panes on and off during a capture to focus on statistics of interest.