quickest way to max out your bandwidth

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Hello, I just installed a site to site vpn to a remove office and I want to make sure that we will have enough bandwith for this site so I want to max out our bandwidth at our main site and see how the remote will work.  Does anyone know the quickest way to max out your bandwidth for testing purposes?

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Bill
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Billy RothSr Windchill Consultant

Commented:
There is probably a more scientific way, but i would just do a robocopy of a series of files of known size from several machines to several other machines over a specific period of time.

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I want to max out our internet bandwidth then test the remote site's vpn connection to see how slow it will be.
Create a 5gb dummy file at the windows command line:
fsutil file createnew 5gb_test.txt 5000000000

Then transfer the file to the VPN network using the method of your choice.
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Billy RothSr Windchill Consultant
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Of course you can use high bandwidth ftp sites to Max out your upload and large download from a fast provider like Microsoft to Max your download.  maybe throw in some random video streams on other machines to Max out network threads

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I am doing that, but is there a way of doing that with internet bandwidth?
Billy RothSr Windchill Consultant

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Yes, use an ftp on the internet.  and a download site.  also be aware that your router may prioritizecertain data.

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Thanks everyone!

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