How to test bandwidth on LAN segments
Posted on 2012-03-28
I've noticed that my throughput when downloading files from the internet, much lower than others on different disparate networks.
This made me start thinking about how I can "easily" test segments of my network for throughput (e.g. from device to switch (I use an Extreme Networking switch infrastructure and Cisco firewall/router) or device to device through a switch, etc.)
Aside from the obvious of transferring a file of know size, timing it and doing the math, are there any tools (free or otherwise) that can make the job easier?