internal network connectivity and routing test

Hi,
Does anyone know of any good software which will give me some checks on the speed on my internal network and also routing tests?
cheers
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willbaclimonCommented:

Whats your budget? Solarwinds Orion is good. If you want something cheaper try Whatsupgold
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Steve JenningsIT ManagerCommented:
There are lots of sites for this free product, iperf. It won't give you much in the way of routing info but it will give you very accurate info about bandwidth.

http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php

What kind of routing info are you looking for?

Good luck,
Steve
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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
Hi,

For calculating the total available bandwidth, you may check the below tools;

Iperf          dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf      Open-Source
ttcp      www.pcausa.com      Open-Source
Netperf      www.netperf.org      Open-Source
NetQoS      www.netqos.com      Propriety
Qcheck      www.netiq.com/Qcheck/default.asp      Propriety
simplenetsoftware      simplenetsoftware.com      Propriety
Bandwidth Meter      www.bandwidth-meter.net      Propriety

Personal recommendation are either using Iperf or QCheck. Iperf is client-server while QCheck is peer-to-peer. What sort of routing test do you want to perform so that I can suggest an application for it.
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Techno-Man-ukAuthor Commented:
hi thanks for the list, in terms of routing, I have 2 offices connected via vpn, some users at one of the sites are experiencing realy slow performance on the network, i've checked all settings and seems ok, just wanted to check how there getting to the main site and if i can change anything on the network so they hit the servers in a more direct way.
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Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:
Thanks for the update. Tracert is a nice command to check the no. of hops.

C:\>tracert IPADDRESS

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