Ok fellas i need some help. I want to record the packet loss (number of packets lost that is) over a length of cat5 cable. I know if i ping -t i can see constant packets and when it drops one, but this keeps refreshing when it hits the screen limit. I want to beable to record this info continously overnight and read it in the morning. At the moment im unable to load new software onto the unit asits on its own network and i dont have a spare usb memstick to use on it. (the unit has no cd drive or floppy.) So any suggestions? can i ping -t and send results to a .txt file or similiar? or can i use another command to do same? I've got 2 units connected by cat 5e cable over 70m one runs w2k the other use red hat linux. Neither have cd-roms or floppys. the w2k unit has a usb port spare.