network check tool
Posted on 2003-11-21
Is there any tool to check network performance, ie cables, cards etc.
Better if free.
Supposedly I am connected with a 1.2 adsl line, but lately is very very slow.
When I ping from one machine to another and back, including the server it looks fine (the longest about 50 ms)
same from machine or server to the router (cisco) managed by the telecom company
but when I ping the IP on the other side of the router the ping time ranges from 2-300 ms to 2-3000 ms
Line tests from mcafee, broadband and alike give me poor performance results (around 2-300 mb)
Now I ain't a tech guy, much less a network one, but based on logic I would say the problem lies after the router, not my LAN to be clear. Am I right?
Because the telecom keeps telling me everything is fine from their view, and I should check my LAN, physically, meaning the cables and/or card and machines.
Although I do think is their fault I don't want to let anything unchecked, so any suggestion is welcome.