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LAN bandwidth test tool

Hallo,

In our company fiber optic ring network I would like to test what the bandwidth between each switch is. To test the individual parts of the network.

Could someone recommend a tool for this, preferably freeware.

Thanks,

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New Member

LAN bandwidth test tool

Hi,

You can use iperf, very simple/easy to use.

The main problem is to have a NIC with a bandwith superior than your ring capacity, or you can launch the test from multiple machine.

HTH

Stephane

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New Member

LAN bandwidth test tool

Hi,

You can use iperf, very simple/easy to use.

The main problem is to have a NIC with a bandwith superior than your ring capacity, or you can launch the test from multiple machine.

HTH

Stephane

New Member

LAN bandwidth test tool

Thank you Stephane, the tool works really great.

Do you also have some suggestions for a network mapping/monitoring tool?

New Member

LAN bandwidth test tool

Hi Guido,

You welcome.

Try this winning quadruple opensource software on linux:

Nagios/Nagvis/Weathermap/Cacti

Fine tuning & plenty docs & cisco template to use.

HTH

Stephane

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Re: LAN bandwidth test tool

Is there an explanation that the iperf test shows a lower result than an actual client to client file transfer?

Also when I test the bandwidth over CAT6 cable and directly connected to an gigabit switch, iperf gets a maximum speed of arround 390Mbit/ps.

And also de server and client show a diffirent bandwidth speed.

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