Viewing statistics such as the collision rate is not supported by Windows itself. You will require third-party software that will monitor your network connection and provide you with this information.
If you happen to be running a managed switch, you might be able to obtain this information from it; otherwise, any good packet sniffer will give you greater detail on packet statistics of your network.
In closing, if you only require the collision rate, then I'd suggest you perform a quick search on Google where you'll find many great utilities that will give you the information you need.
For more information:
- Can you help me find good monitoring tools and protocol analyzers?
- What should I know before implementing a packet sniffer?
- What is the difference between a managed and unmanaged switch?
- Visit Firewall.cx to learn more about networking, VPN security and VoIP.
This was first published in April 2008