Packet loss refers to the failure of transmitted data to reach its destination. Data is usually transmitted through a network in chunks, then assembled back together when it gets to the other end. Some of these data packets tend to get lost. Users will see this as disruptions in the network or the complete loss of connectivity.

Imagine cars traveling down the road toward the mall. Along the way, some of the drivers get lost and never make it to the destination. That’s like packet loss.

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