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Internal network speed test

Posted on 2007-11-14
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I'd like a way to test my internal network speed at work. I've tried various software in the past but they have been sketchy at best. Any know of an easy to use program or simple method or test network speed?

Maybe a program that moves a 50GB file from my NAS to my server and times it.

Any help is appreciated.
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iperf

We use iperf.exe (http://www.noc.ucf.edu/Tools/Iperf/default.htm) to test bandwidth internally.  It gives a realistic view of your available bandwidth and speed between two points.  You'll need to download the program and run it with a "- s" option to create the server.  The client runs with a "- c x.x.x.x" (x=ip address).
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Oops, put some spaces in there that shouldn't be there.  Here's how the commands should run:
Server: "iperf.exe -s"
Client:  "iperf.exe -c x.x.x.x"
x.x.x.x=ip of server

Hope that helps!
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by:js479
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Excellent. That works great.

The only thing I wish it could do is test the speed from my NAS. But the NAS doesn't have an accessible OS to run this from.
Either way, thanks for the answer.
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by:harmeetgabha
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This is a great tool. Exactly what I was looking for to do server/client bandwidth testing.
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by:bnoyzy
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Very simple but effective application. Exactly what I was after.
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Excellent...great solution!  http:#a20281802
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