Performance of Internet link

I have purchased new internet link currently used by 5000 users.
I would like to check the performance of the internet link interms of speed & performance.
Actually i want to test that the link is offering best access speed to internet.

What is the best way to do it.
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peter41Connect With a Mentor Commented:
To have exact results it must be measured from router to router and you probably have not admin access to them.
You surely can to check link throughput with many of software tools, but in this case your results will be only approximate and less than in theoretical case of router <--> router measurement.
In case of WAN links there is used for measurements for example router <--> router pings.
If you are looking for software tools and you have Windows gateway,
and if aproximate results are sufficient there can be useful Perfmon.
Make many of connections (minimally tens) some for uploading larger files and some for downloading and measure throughtput with built-in tool Perfmon.
Here is a list of network management software

As far as speed and performance testing you can do with various speed test websites.

Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:

You can check the total available bandwidth using the below applications;

Iperf      Open-Source
ttcp      Open-Source
Netperf      Open-Source
NetQoS      Propriety
Qcheck      Propriety
IxChariot      Propriety
SpeedTest      Propriety
simplenetsoftware      Propriety
Bandwidth Meter      Propriety

I personally recommend using IPerf which also has a online server at Wiscnet;

Please refer to this PAQ;
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