Protocol Overhead Estimator This estimator shows the subtle differences which choosing a particular protocol can make in the efficiency of your data networking applications. For a given application, you enter your average message size (by number of characters), then choose a given protocol from the list. We'll take over from there. The estimator will return the number of frames required per message, the total number of bytes per message including the protocol overhead, and the percentage overhead.

These formulae are only estimates and actual real-world events in your WAN may or may not resemble these theoretical calculations. Any results should be used at your own discretion.

Select a protocol:  
Enter the message size in bytes:  

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