Enter the packet size and the transfer rate in the calculator to determine the packets per second.

## Packets Per Second Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Packets Per Second.

PPS = TR / PS

• Where PPS is the packets per second
• TR is the transfer rate (bytes/second)
• PS is the packet size (bytes/packet)

To calculate the packets per second, divide the transfer rate in bytes per second by the packet size in bytes.

## What is a Packets Per Second?

Definition:

A packet per second is a unit of measure of data transfer expressed in terms of packets. These packets can be of varying sizes depending on the application.

## How to Calculate Packets Per Second?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Packets Per Second.

First, determine the transfer rate. For this example, the transfer rate is 100,000 bytes/second.

Next, determine the packet size. In this case, the packet size is 50 bytes.

Finally, calculate the packets per second using the formula above:

PPS = TR / PS

PPS = 100,000 / 50

PPS = 2000 packets per second