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Bandwidth between routers

We have two routers connecte via a WAN link which is supose to be a 1GB link.  How can we tell if the link really is a 1GB link?                  

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Bandwidth between routers

We have two routers connecte via a WAN link which is supose to be a 1GB link.

When you say 1 Gbps link, does it mean 1 Gbps uplink and 1 Gbps downlink?

Or are you talking about 1 Gbps total?

The only way is to run a stress test.  I believe Fluke Optiview XR is capable of measuring your WAN/LAN link.

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I would guess your WAN connection hand-off is Ethernet, if so, the connected interface show interface stats should show the physical connection speed.

WAN Ethernet often has logical bandwidth caps applied by the WAN vendor.  They might be "soft", i.e. you can exceed them (often with a surcharge if done) or with "hard", you won't be able to exceed them.  The latter can be confirmed by using traffic generators.  Push gig amount of traffic into the near side and "see" how much comes out the far side.