Packet analyzers let you view the data sent by your implementation to Adobe Data Collection Servers.
Simliar to the DigitalPulse Debugger, a packet monitor shows what data parameters are being passed in an image request; however, packet monitors provide added functionality:
To view Analytics requests, filter outgoing requests using "b/ss".
In very rare cases, the debugger will report an image request although no request makes it to Adobe's Analytics processing servers. Using a packet monitor is a great way to be 100% sure that a specific image request is being fired successfully.
While Adobe does not provide an official packet monitor, there are a wide range of them on the internet. The following are some packet monitors others have found useful.
|Firefox||Internet Explorer||Chrome||Standalone Programs|
|Observe Point (tag viewer)||HttpWatch||Observe Point (tag viewer)||Charles|
|HttpFox||Chrome Developer Tools||Fiddler|
|Tamper Data||Firebug Lite||Wireshark|